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. Bilateral Relations between South Africa and Angola are historic and have been formalised through the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) Agreement which was signed on 20 November 2000. The Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) between South Africa and Angola was then elevated to a Bi-National Commission (BNC) during the State Visit by H.E. Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço in 2017.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Angola

H E Mr O E Monareng
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Angolan Representation in South Africa

H E Ms M Filomena Delgado
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Angolan Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

Visa free. 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

H E Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço paid a State Visit to South Africa in 2017. A number of bilateral instruments/agreements, which adds up to the 38, were concluded during the State Visit.

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Statistics

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

Interest Groups and Information

No information

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