Verde (Republic of)
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History of Relations
Africa and Cape Verde established formal diplomatic relations on 4 April 1994.
African Representation in Cape Verde
The South African Ambassador in
Dakar, Senegal is accredited to Cape Verde on a non-residential basis.
HE Ms T C Majola
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Cape Verde Representation
in South Africa
Cape Verde does not have any resident diplomatic or
consular representation in South Africa, but the Cape Verdean Ambassador to Angola
is accredited to South Africa on a non-residential basis.
Mr D D P Mascarenhas (Designate)
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic
of Cape Verde in Luanda, Angola
(09 244 2) 321 765 / 320 412
Fax: (09 244 2) 320 832
Visa requirements for South Africans
passport holders require entry visas for Cape Verde. (issued on arrival)
a valid international health certificate proving vaccination against yellow
fever only is required, vaccination against hepatitis A and B and meningitis
is also recommended. Preventative measures against malaria are strongly advised.
further information go to Travelers' Health.
islands constituting the Cape Verdean archipelago are characterised by an arid
sahelian climate with periodic droughts. The weather is moderately warm and dry
from December to June with temperatures rising in the summer months (July to November).
The annual rainfall is low and varies between 127mm and 304mm. Average annual
temperature in the capital, Praia ranges from 19-25 degrees C in March to 25-29
degrees C in October, while annual rainfall averages 250mm.
weather information click here
unit is the escudo, divided into 100 centavos. The symbol for the
escudo, which is not convertible outside Cape Verde, is "CVE".
information on current exchange rates click here
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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