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History of Relations
had representation in South Africa from 1934 with an Honorary Consul in Cape Town.
A second Honorary Consul was appointed in Johannesburg in 1939. Estonian representation
ended in 1948. South Africa formally recognised the independence of Estonia and
the other Baltic States on 28 August 1991. Diplomatic relations were established
in October 1991. Bilateral relations between South Africa and Estonia have developed
gradually. There are no contentious or outstanding political issues between the
African Representation in Estonia
Representation accredited from SA
Embassy in Helsinki, Finland.
HE Dr B G Hans (non-resident)
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Representation in South Africa
Ms R Knipe
Consulate: Cape Town
Visa requirements for South Africans
An Estonian tourist
visa can be used to enter Lithuania and Latvia. Visit the Estonia Ministry of
Foreign Affairs's section on Consular Information for further information.
South Africans do not require vaccinations when visiting
Estonia. However, vaccinations against Polio, Hepatitis A and Tetanus are advisable
as a precautionary measure.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Wet, moderate winters and cool summers.
For up-to-date weather
information click here.
The Monetary Unit is the Estonian kroon (EEK), divided into 100
cents. The exchange rate was 17.42 EEK to the US dollar on 6 April 2001, on a
fixed rate since June 1992.
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 0872/0872/0837.
Estonia's most important exports to South Africa are matches,
computers, electronic equipment and foodstuffs. South Africa exports fresh and
canned fruit, wine, filters, transformers and signal equipment to Estonia.
current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Estonia, visit
the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
+372 64 604 44
fax: +372 64 602 45