Czech Republic

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

History of Relations

Full diplomatic relations between the former Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia and South Africa were established in October 1991. With the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic came into existence as a separate sovereign state on 1 January 1993. The bilateral diplomatic relations entered into with the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia continued uninterrupted with the Czech Republic.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Czech Republic

Ambassador Extraordinary and Pleniportentiary

South African Embassy

Czech Republic Representation in South Africa

H E Mr P Řezáč
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Czech Embassy in Pretoria or the Czech Consulate General in Cape Town. Consular hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.

Health Requirements

No special health requirements exist.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Summers are moderate to hot. Winters are cold with snow and frost. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Czech Crown, which is divided into ten hellers. The symbol for Czech Crown is "Ck". The currency is not freely convertible.

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

South Africa's main exports to the Czech Republic include automotive products, ores and concentrates of base metals and fruits and nuts.The Czech Republic's main exports to South Africa consist of machinery and transport equipment.

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

Interest Groups and Information

Czech-South African Society:
Dr Z J Kubes
PO Box 84
100 31 Praha 10
Tel/fax: 420 271729500

Czech-African Society
Prof V Sery
Havelska 14
110 00 Prague 1
Tel: 420 2 22094 121
Fax: 420 2 22094 123

Czech/SA Chamber of Commerce
Mr J Regner
Stroupeznickeho 2328/30
150-00 Prague 5
Tel: 420 257 090 271

Mr Z Krysl
Vaclavske nam 56
113-26 Prague 1
Tel: 420 2243 3251
Fax: 420 2222 12026


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