Gabon (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

South Africa established full diplomatic relations with the Republic of Gabon on 15 October 1992.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Gabon

H E Ms T Shope-Linney
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Gabon Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A H Anguile
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the Republic of Gabon

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Embassy of the Republic of Gabon.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever certificate is required. Immunisation is recommended in respect of hepatitis A and B and tetanus. Malaria is endemic and there is a high risk throughout the year.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Gabon has an equatorial and humid climate. The long dry season is generally from about the end of June to September with a short dry season from mid December to mid January. The long rainy season is from mid January to June with a short rainy season from the end of September to mid December.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

Gabon is a member of the "Communaute Financiere Africaine" (African Financial Community) or CFA Franc Zone, made up of a group of West and Central African nations. The CFA, which is the only legal tender, is not freely convertible. It is on a fixed exchange rate with the Euro, namely 1 Euro = + -656 FCFA (655,957 FCFA).

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

Minister Dlamini Zuma's Visit to Gabon, November 2003

Bilateral Agreements

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: vanderwaltr@dirco.gov.za

Trade Statistics

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

 

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