As for an HK mobile #, I don't think you'll need it that often, so I'd say to just complete your bank account application while video chatting with a close family member or a close friend in HK while completing your fairly simple application. Then after July 8th, you can transfer your money out of your ZA Bank (or whatever bank you choose to use) account to wherever you actually want to have the money. Then I wouldn't worry about the account, and you could even close it via the app (maybe) or you could probably figure out a way to close it remotely at least. You could even tell a close friend or family member in HK that you'll even FPS them 100HKD or something (you decide) if you think you're bothering them too much by temporarily borrowing their HK mobile #. It would probably be best if the person you get help from doesn't already have their mobile # registered with the bank you're choosing to use. You could even go as far as to ask them to get a cheap SIM from 7-11 or whatever, put it in their phone, video chat with them, get them to tell you whatever codes you need to complete your application, and then you'll just wait until July 8th.[/QUOTE]
Thanks! I like your idea of getting a cheap sim from 7-11. I think that might work.