Central African Republic

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 enjoys full diplomatic relations with the Central African Republic since 23 August 1993. South Africa opened its Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic on 27 September 2017 while the Embassy of the CAR in Pretoria was established in 2010 and the two countries enjoy cordial relations. South Africa is committed to forging closer strategic cooperation with the Central African Republic, focusing in particular on economic cooperation, and to continue working together in pursuance of continental integration, peace and security.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Central African Republic

H E Mr B P Ramalebana
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

5686 Ndekele Anne
Avenue L’Independence
Central African Republic

Tel: + 236 75 29 76 72
Tel: + 236 75 43 29 48
Tel: + 236 75 08 16 84

Central African Republic Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A Nzapayeke
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotenitary

Embassy of Central African Republic

209 Eastwood
South Africa

Tel: 012 430 2443
Tel: 012 430 2423

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

A visa is required for all South Africans travelling to Central African Republic. For further information contact Embassy of the Central African Republic.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever certificate is required. Immunisation against hepatitis A and B, polio, tetanus and typhoid is recommended. Malaria is a risk all year round.  Rabies are present.  General Health information is available on the website for the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate is tropical, hot all year round. The rainy season is from May to October, and the dry season from December to April.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the CFA Franc.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

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.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Central African Republic, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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