Ghana (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 and Ghana established formal diplomatic relations on 25 May 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Ghana

H E Ms L Xingwana
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


South African High Commission


Ghanaian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr C A Owiredu
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Ghana High Commission

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Ghana High Commission in Pretoria.

Health requirements

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.

Climate Info

Ghana has an equatorial climate on the coast with high temperatures and increased humidity in the south-west, a dryer heat in the south-east and hot savannah in the north.

Average annual temperature in the capital, Accra ranges from 26,7 degrees C in January to 25 degrees C in July, while annual rainfall averages 1 402mm.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Cedi, divided into 100 pesewas. The symbol for the Cedi, which is not convertible outside Ghana, is "C".

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

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.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Ghana, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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