Libya (State of)
of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel
Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info
| Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits
and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/
History of Relations
relations between South Africa and the Great People's Socialist Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
are of long standing and go back to the days of the struggle against apartheid.
The first South African formal accreditation was established on 19 November 1996,
when the South African Ambassador to Tunisia presented his credentials to the
Secretary of the General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International
Co-operation (Foreign Minister). Relations between South Africa and Libya are
solid and have been highlighted by high profile visits to Libya by both former
President Mandela and President Mbeki. South Africa made a significant contribution
to negotiations for the release of the two Libyan suspects in the so called "Lockerbie
African Representation in Libya
The South African Ambassador
in Tunis, Tunisia takes care of matters related to Libya.
H E Mr M S A Masango
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Libyan Representation in South Africa
Mr A A M Elzawawi
requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the Libyan Arab People's Bureau (Embassy)
Being an Islamic country
alcohol is strictly forbidden and any violation of this rule can result in severe
immunisations are required.
For futher information go to Travelers' Health.
The coast has a Mediterranean climate with slight rainfall between
November and February. It is very humid in the summer months, with an occasional
hot and dry wind known as "guibli". Desert conditions prevail in the
interior, and temperature can reach 45 degrees C or more.
weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Dinar (referred to as J'neeh in the daily
language) divided in 1 000 dirhams or gourouch.
For current exchange rates
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
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.
Africa's main exports to Libya include edible foods, nuts, vegetables and manufactured
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Libya, visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information
The Union of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry
P.O. Box 12556
26 Bandung Street
: 218-21 444163
Fax : 218-21 444157
Tlx : 20461
of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture
P.O. Box 2321, 3rd Floor, Dirany Building
Tel : 218-21 33755
Tlx : 20181
Benghazi Chamber of Commerce,
Trade, Industry and Agriculture
P.O. Box 208 Chara Gamal Abdel Nasser
Tel : 218-95142
Tx : 40077