Angola (Republic of)

History of Relations| Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info| Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits and Meetings| Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Angola signed an Agreement on the mutual establishment of Representative Offices on 23 January 1992. An Agreement establishing full diplomatic relations was entered into on 27 May 1994, which led to the upgrading of relations to the level of Embassy.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Angola

H E Mr F M Phakola
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Angolan Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Angolan Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

Visas are required. For more information please contact the Angolan Embassy

Health Requirements

Angola is a high risk malaria area and it is recommended that the necessary prophylaxes and other precautionary measures be taken prior to departure. In addition, it is vital that the visitor maintains the prescribed prophylaxes regime upon return as well as constant monitoring of flu related symptoms. Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is highly recommended. Inoculation against yellow fever is required and a certificate to this effect has to be presented upon arrival. It is recommended that visitors acquire an adequate supply of prescribed medicine as it may not be freely available in Angola.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

In general Angola, and especially Luanda, is very hot and humid. The summer season, which coincides with the rainy season, lasts from October to April.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Readjusted Kwanza. Due to severe currency fluctuations, it is recommended that either country's Embassy be contacted for the latest rates of exchange.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements between South Africa and Angola

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to:

Trade Statistics

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Angola, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No information

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