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History of Relations
Africa enjoys full diplomatic relations with the Central African Republic since
23 August 1993.
South African Representation in Central
The South African High Commissioner appointed to the
Republic of Cameroon is accredited to the Central Afrian Republic on a non-resident
HE Dr SS Ripinga
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Central African Republic Representation
in South Africa
H E Mr A Nzapayeke
Extraordinary & Plenipotenitary
of Central African Republic
Policing is poor in the rural areas of the Northwest and Northeast.
There are reports of banditry.
Visa Requirements for South Africans
Africans require visas for the Central African Republic. For more information
contact the South African High Commission in Yaounde or Central African Republic
Embassy in Cameroon
Embassy of the Central African Republic
+237 220 5155
Fax: +237 220 5155
Also contact the Central African Embassy
in Paris for those who might travel via France:
Embassy of the Central
30 Rue des Perchamps
There are no direct flights between Johannesburg and Bangui.
It is possible to travel there via Douala and N'djamena with Toumai Air Chad.
yellow fever certificate is required. Malaria is a high risk throughout the year.
Immunisation is recommended for Hepatitis A and B as well as for tetanus. Bilharzia
and rabies are present. Immunisation is recommended for polio.
against Meningitis is recommended and HIV risk is HIGH.
are common during the dry season from December to June.
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
Climate - humid in the South and dry Sahelo-Sudanese in the north. Hot dry winter
and mild hot and wet summers.
For up-to-date weather information click here.
African Republic is a member of the "Communauté Financière Africaine"
(African Financial Community) or CFA Franc Zone, made up of a group of West and
Central African nations. The CFA, which is the only legal tender, is not freely
convertible. It is on a fixed exchange rate with Euro, namely 1 Euro = 656 CFA
For current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
visited Bangui on 27 November 2003 after consultation with the Presidents of Gabon
and the Republic of Congo.
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 Central African Republic, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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