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South Africa and Benin established formal diplomatic
relations on 19 May 1994. Benin opened its Embassy in Pretoria in January 1999.
Ambassador HE Jean-Pierre A Edon presented his credentials on 24 January 2001.
South African Representation in Benin
African Ambassador in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire is accredited to Benin on a non-residential
H E Mr G D Gwadiso
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Benin Representation in South Africa
H E Mr C R Fassinou
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Embassy of Benin
Visa Requirements for South Africans
more information contact the Embassy of Benin in Pretoria.
valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever
only is required. Vaccination against hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio
is recommended. There is also a high malaria risk.
information go to Travelers' Health.
south: four seasons. Long rainy season April to July. Short dry season August
to September. Short rainy season October to November. Long dry season December
In the north: Dry season November to early May. Rainy season May
For up-to-date weather information click here
For current exchange rates click here
The official language is French while local languages are also
State and Official
Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please
contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837
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
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