History of Relations
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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
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.
South African Representation in Belize
South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica is responsible for Belize:
H E Ms L E Yengeni
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
African High Commission
Time difference: -7 hours
Belize Representation in South
Visa Requirements for South Africans
more information visit the web site of the Belize
Yellow fever certificate if coming from an endemic area.
- high risk if travelling beyond the cities.
- immunisation recommended.
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
very hot and humid; rainy season from May to February.
For up-to-date weather
information click here.
information click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
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.
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.)
information on trade statistics between South Africa and Belize, visit the
website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information