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As you are aware the coronavirus is a source of great concern and as a result the South African Embassy in Dublin will implement some measures to support the Irish Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Therefore, a decision was taken to scale down consular services for the next two weeks. Only consular emergencies will be entertained until 27 March 2020 or until further notice.

Contact with the public will be maintained through e-mail and an effort will be made to re-schedule appointments once the situation has normalised.

For urgent matters you can send a sms or WhatsApp to 087 177 4246.

Your understanding and support in this matter is much appreciated.


The South African Embassy is striving to promote South Africa’s interests in Ireland and further grow and strengthen our already strong relations. The current cordial relationship with Ireland is largely based on Ireland’s strong support for South Africa in the pre-democracy struggle against the apartheid system. This is continuing through strong people to people relations and good cultural and sporting links between our two countries.

We enjoy a structured bilateral relationship which was elevated on 5 November 2019 to the level of a South Africa – Ireland Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC).  The bilateral relationship is not only based on good political relations but we also cooperate in multilateral fora and there is close cooperation in education where Ireland is supporting the intake of South African students through the Kader Asmal Fellowship and the flagship programme that enables exchanges between the South African Technology Network and Ireland’s Technological Higher Education Association.

The Embassy is also primarily focused on improving our economic and commercial ties with Ireland.  The promotion of tourism, attracting investments and stimulating trade are our priority.

Also key to our work is fostering a strong relationship with South Africans living and working in Ireland and I would like to appeal to the South African community in Ireland to support the efforts of the Embassy in improving relations with Ireland and together portray a positive image of South Africa in our host country.

I also encourage Irish people to visit our beautiful country, do business with South Africa, and engage more with South Africa at sport- and cultural level.
HE Ms JY Maya
Head of Mission
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