Dominica (Republic of)

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

Relations between South Africa and Dominica were established on 29 April 1998. High Commissioner TH Chiliza presented letters of credentials to President Vernom Shaw, on 22 August 2001. The High Commissioner also met with the Minister of Tourism, Transport, and Culture, as well as with Prime Minister Pierre Charles.

The Minister of Culture presented the Mission with a proposal for exchange visits to South Africa and for expertise related to the cultural industries.

The Honourable Matthew J. Walter, Minister for Community Development and Gender Affairs attended the Commonwealth Local Government Conference in Pretoria in March 2003.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Dominica

The South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica is responsible for Dominica:

HE Adv F D Radebe
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Time difference: -7 hours

Dominican Representation in South Africa

None.

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

None for visits of up to 21 days. Extensions may be granted by the local immigration authorities. Passport should be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry.

Health Requirements

Tetanus - immunisation recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Tropical; tempered by trade winds. Rainy season from May to August.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

1 US Dollar = 2,65700 East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) on 29 July 2003.

For up-to-date weather information 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 at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Statistics

Exports fall chiefly into the categories of pulp of wood or of other fibrous celluloisic material and base metals etc. Imports fall chiefly into the category of machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, etc.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Dominica, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No information

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