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South Africa and The Gambia established formal diplomatic
relations on 7 August 1998.
South African Representation in The Gambia
The South African Ambassador in Dakar, Senegal is accredited to The Gambia on
a non-residential basis.
H E Mr A M Shilubane
Gambian Representation in
The Gambia does not have any diplomatic or consular representation
in South Africa. For contact details of Gambian representative offices elsewhere,
please contact the South African Embassy
in Dakar, Senegal.
H E Mr A Bojang
High Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
Commissioner Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Gambia,
with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
requirements for South Africans
The South African Department of Home
Affairs issues entry visas to South African passport holders on behalf of the
Ms Jacky Kruger
Ms Leonie van der Merwe
Tel: (012) 314 8208
While a valid international health certificate proving
vaccination against yellow fever only is required, vaccination against hepatitis
A and B and meningitis is also recommended. Preventative measures against malaria
are strongly advised.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
The Gambia has a dry tropical climate with a rainy season
from June to October and a dry season from November to May. Annual rainfall ranges
from 760mm to 1 400mm, with the rainy season characterised by increased humidity.
Average temperature in the capital, Banjul, varies from 15-23 degrees C in January
to 23-31 degrees C in June, while annual rainfall averages 1 295mm.
up-to-date weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the dalasi, divided into 100 bututs.
The symbol for the dalasi, which is not convertible outside The Gambia, is "D".
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current information on trade statistics between South
Africa and The Gambia, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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