Belize

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 Belize established diplomatic relations on 14 May 1997. Ms T Luthuli-Gcabashe, South Africa's first non-resident High Commissioner to Belize, presented her credentials on 7 June 1999 in Belmopan. H E High Commissioner Chiliza presented his credentials to the Governor General of Belize on 18 September 2001. At the same time, High Commissioner Chiliza met with Prime Minister Musa, the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary-General of CARICOM.

During a meeting with Prime Minister Musa in 2001, he recommended a local businessperson, Mr Maurice Underwood as candidate for a South African Honorary Consul. However the appointment remains outstanding to date. Prime Minister Musa is known to be a strong advocate for increased South-South cooperation and that Belize looks towards South Africa to play a leadership role in advancing the agenda of the developing world.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Belize

The South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica is responsible for Belize:

HE Adv F D Radebe
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 16:00

Time difference: -7 hours

Belize Representation in South Africa

None

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information visit the web site of the Belize Tourism Board.


Health Requirements

         Yellow fever certificate if coming from an endemic area.

         Malaria - high risk if travelling beyond the cities.

         Tetanus - immunisation recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

Tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season from May to February.

For up-to-date weather information click here


Currency Info

For up-to-date information click here

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

None

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837

Trade Info

Exports fall chiefly into the categories of vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment and chemical products. (Imports are too negligible to be reflected in the official trade statistics.)

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

Interest Groups and Information

None

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