Malawi (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Statistics | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa established its first formal diplomatic relations with an independent African country, being the Republic of Malawi, in 1967. Upon South Africa's return to the Commonwealth, relations with Malawi have been conducted at the level of High Commission.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Malawi

High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Malawi Representation in South Africa

H E Ms S C Ndau
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

High Commission of the Republic of Malawi in Pretoria

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information, contact the Malawi High Commission in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

The most common diseases are malaria, bilharzia, cholera, and enteritis. Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended before departure.

Preventative measures against malaria, includes the taking of prophylaxes and spraying. Visitors should start taking the prophylaxes two days prior to arrival and continue taking it until four weeks after departure from the area.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Malawi has a moderate, tropical climate. The warmest month is normally November, with an average temperature of 29 degrees C. The winter days are pleasant but the nights are cold. The months from September to November can be most unpleasant due to high humidity.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


The monetary unit is the Kwacha, which is divided into 100 tambala.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

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

Interest Groups and Information

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