(Hashemite Kingdom of)
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History of Relations
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was the first Arab country to establish full diplomatic
relations with South Africa in 1993. In December 1994 South Africa established
a resident mission in Amman.
In April 1996 the late king Hussein led a delegation
attending an UNCTAD Conference in South Africa. This attendance was upgraded to
the level of a State Visit. During October 1999 the former President Mandela briefly
visited Amman and his visit did much to enhance the bilateral relationship.
South African Representation in Jordan
H E Mr J Davies
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South Africa Embassy
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr I M S Awawdeh
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Visa Requirements for South Africans
holders including South African passport holders are advised to obtain visas in
advance to visiting Jordan. Visas can be obtained on arrival but it is far easier
and less time consuming if they have been issued in advance.
Tetanus immunisation is recommended for rural areas.
further information go to Travelers' Health.
Hot, dry summers - cool evenings (April - October). Rain in winter
For up-to-date weather information click here
The monetary unit is the Jordanian Dinar.
rate as on 17 January 2002: R1.00 = JD0.06
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 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Jordan, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
Groups and Information