Madagascar (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 Madagascar established official diplomatic relations in 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Madagascar

H E Mr S Ngombane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Madagascar Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy the Republic of Madagascar

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Embassy the Republic of Madagascar in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

Malaria prophylaxis is essential. Cholera vaccination is highly recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Climatic conditions vary from tropical in the east and north-west coasts to the hotness and dryness of the west coast, the extreme aridity of the south and the temperate zone in the central highlands. The east coast receives the highest rainfall, around 2400 mm annually, and is usually the worst hit by sporadic cyclones.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


The monetary unit is the Malagasy Franc (MG), divided into 100 centimes. The currency is not freely convertible.

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 Madagascar, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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