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History of Relations
Africa and Kenya re-established official relations in 1992 after a break of 29
years. The South African Mission, originally started during November 1991, was
accorded diplomatic privileges and immunities on 8 May 1992. Relations were upgraded
to full diplomatic status on 12 April 1994.
South African Representation in Kenya
H E Ms K A Mqulwana
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South African High Commission
Representation in South Africa
H E Ms J N Kamau
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
High Commission of the Republic
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For more information
contact the Kenyan High Commission in Pretoria
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required as well
as vaccination against cholera.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
The climate varies from the tropical south, west and central regions
to arid and semi-arid in the north and north-east of the country. Temperatures
vary from temperate on the Central Highlands, where the equator runs across the
foothills of snow-capped Mount Kenya, to tropically hot in the low-lying areas
and hot and humid, all year round, along the coast.
For up-to-date weather
information click here
The monetary unit is the Kenya Shilling (Ks), divided into 100
cents. The current rate of exchange is about Ks 79.1500 to the US Dollar. The
currency is not freely convertible.
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 0872/0872/0837.
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Kenya, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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