Yeelight 1s colour and mi Gateway kit sold in soith africa

Yeelight 1s colour . Yeelight colour v2. Sold in south africa works in yeeiight app. But go onto xioami and you can only add them 1s to china. Xioami kit sold in south africa works on every server except the china one. Only yeelight colour led sorks on all regions except china. Spent allot money on yellight 1s and colour 2 Nd a gayway kit. Just to buy ecpensive gateway kit to do its automation locally for all my devices just to see . What you buy womt work