(Democratic People’s Republic of)
of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel
Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info
| Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits
and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/
History of Relations
Africa and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) established diplomatic
relations in August 1998 by exchange of Notes in New York. It was agreed to maintain
non-residential relations at ambassadorial level. South Africa's Ambassador to
the People's Republic of China is accredited to Pyongyang.
South African Representation in DPRK
Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Ms D Balatseng
DPRK Representation in South Africa
H E Mr Song Il JONG
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Democratic Republic of Korea
Visa Requirements for South Africans
more information contact the Counsellor (Administration and Consular) in Beijing.
Immunisation against hepatitis A, hepatitis B as well as
Japanese encephalitis is strongly recommended before departure from South Africa.
Immunisation against poliomyelitis, tetanus and typhoid (Vivotif Berna) is also
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
North Korea experiences long, cold, dry winters and short, hot,
humid summers. Approximately 60 percent of rainfall occurs between June and September.
up-to-date weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Won. The currency is not freely convertible.
current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
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.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information