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History of Relations
a former Ethiopian province and Italian Colony, gained independence in 1993. South
Africa and the State of Eritrea agreed in 1994 to establish diplomatic relations.
Ambassador WAW Nhlapo, South Africa's first non-resident Ambassador to Eritrea,
presented his Credentials to President Isaias Afewerki on 12 March 1996.
war that broke out with Ethiopia (1998-2000) impacted negatively until recently
on official bi-lateral visits and further co-operation / investment with Eritrea.
The Eritrean Ambassador to South Africa is Mr T Gerahtu.
South African Representation in Eritrea
Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Ms S T Lefifi
Eritrea Representation in South Africa
H E Mr S O Abdu
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the Eritrean
Embassy in Pretoria
is not really a problem in Eritrea, although it does exist. Care should particularly
be taken during and after the rain season.
For further information go to
The rainy season is from May to September with average
temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius during the day. The dry season is from October
to April with average temperatures during the day of 22 degrees Celsius.
This area is hot and humid with day temperatures reaching between
40-45 degrees Celsius.
For up-to-date weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Eritrean Nakfa. The exchange rate is about
8.0 Nakfa to the US$.
For current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
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 Eritrea, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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