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History of Relations
Africa and Guyana established diplomatic relations on 4 November 1994. On 10 February
1999, South Africa's first non-resident High Commissioner, Ms T Luthuli-Gcabashe,
presented her credentials in Georgetown. Subsequent Mission visits to Guyana
have served to deepen the relationship. The Mission, in conjunction with Guyana's
Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport presented two very successful performances
by a traditional South African Zulu group.
"Amabhunu" during 2002.
The Director General of the Department of Mining and Energy, Adv. Sandile Nogxina
and a South African delegation concluded a successful visit to Guyana from 24-27
March 2002. The fact-finding visit included discussions with Prime Minister (also
responsible for Energy) Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Guyana Energy Agency,
Institute of Applied Science and Technology (University of Guyana) and the Gold
and Diamond Miners Association (private miners).
South African Representation in Guyana
South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica is responsible for Guyana:
Adv F D Radebe
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
African High Commission
Time difference: -7 hours
Guyanese Representation in South
H E Dr C K Hunte
Guyanese High Commission
Requirements for South Africans
Yellow fever certificate.
Malaria is present.
- immunisation recommended.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
Tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds. Rainy seasons from
May to August and November to January.
For up-to-date weather information
1 US Dollar = 178,00 Guyanese Dollar (GYD) on 29 July 2003.
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.
Exports fall chiefly into the categories of base metals
and machinery etc. (Imports are too negligible to be reflected in the official
For current information on trade statistics between South
Africa and Guyana, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
Groups and Information