Burkina Faso

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

History of Relations

South Africa and Burkina Faso established non-resident diplomatic relations in May 1995. The Burkina Faso non-resident Ambassador for South Africa is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Burkina Faso

The South African Ambassador in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire is accredited to Burkina Faso on a non-residential basis.

Rev H S M Majeke
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Burkina Faso Representation in South Africa

High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the South African Embassy in Paris, France.

Health requirements

A valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow fever is required. Immunisation is recommended for, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio. There is a high malaria risk all year round. Cholera, rabies and bilharzia are present.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Troplical climate. Rainfall is highest in the south-west, lowest in the north-west. Strong seasonal winds occur.

For up-to-date weather information click here


CFA Frank. CFA100=FF10.

For current exchange rates information click here


The official language is French while local languages are also spoken.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

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: vanderwaltr@dirco.gov.za

Trade Statistics

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

Interest Groups and Information

No information


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