I went to have 3 original passports and 6 original death and birth certificates certified by the consulate, as having sighted them.
But I was told that the passports need to be notarised by a notary public ; and the death and birth certificates authenticated by department of Internal affairs. Cost between $60-$75 for each document. And they have to be translated to English.
If only I had known that the information is on the website - before I wasted my time going there!!!