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Official relations between South Africa and the Republic
of Chad were established only on 21 October 1994. The South African Ambassador
in Gabon presented his credentials as non-resident Ambassor to Chad, to President
Idriss Deby on 20 August 1999.
South African Representation in Chad
Mr A C P September
Office hours (GMT +1):
in South Africa
H E Mr Y M I Sagour
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
The border area with Sudan's Darfur in the east
is not stable due to rebel activity and large number of refugees from Darfur.
There are also refugees in the south from Central African Republic.
Travellers should avoid conflict areas such as the Southeast where
there is a lot of rebel activity, banditry and an influx of refugees from neighbouring
CAR and Sudan.
There are no direct flights
from SA to Chad. Connections can be made via Nairobi and Douala with Kenya airways
and Toumai Air Chad via Adis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines.
requirements for South Africans
South Africans require visas for Chad.
Chadian visas are issued in South Africa. They can be obtained
at the Chadian Embassy in Pretoria. The contact address
for the Chadian Embassy in Pretoria is:
157 Banket Street
Cnr Dely Road & Club Avenue
Tel: 012 460 1596
Cell: 072 261 6717
Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis
B is strongly recommended before departure from South Africa, especially for
visits of extended periods. Furthermore, Chad is considered malaria-endemic
and special precautions should also be taken for cholera, typhoid,
poliomyelitis measles, Hepatitis E and meningitis.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is compulsory for all visitors.
booster is recommended but not for the immunodeficient. Meningitis vaccine is
also recommended. HIV risk is HIGH.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
climate is determined by two large masses of air, one being the dry, hot continental
air mass -the Harmattan- bringing winds from the eastern and north-eastern Sahara.
The other mass -the Mousson- is unstable, equatorial, humid and relatively cooler,
bringing winds from the south-east.
This, and the Chadian geography, have
created three climatic zones in Chad:
The subtropical zone : in the equatorial rain belt to the south, with a dry season
between November and May and a rainy season from May to October;
The Sahelian zone : in the
central region, which has a longer dry season and a brief rainy season between
June and September; and
or Saharan zone: in the northern region, with a hot and arid desert climate and
practically no rainfall.
weather information click here.
unit is the CFA Franc, which is a regional currency under the control of the Bank
of Central African States (Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale, or BEAC). The
rate of exchange was on a fixed rate with French Franc but is now on a fixed exchange
rate with the Euro, namely 1 Euro = 656 CFA (655 957 ) no ( + - )
exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
2004 Minister Dlamini-Zuma visit to Chad with Deputy Ministers of Minerals and
Energy and Trade and Industry
- April 2005: Minister of Minerals and Energy
Mlambo-Ngcuka visit to Chad
- April 2005: visit to SA by Chadian delegation
to explore posssibitities of opening a mission in Pretoria
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: email@example.com.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Chad, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
Groups and Information
N'Djamena Chamber of Commerce & Industry
(Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie de N'Djamena)