Namibia (Republic of)
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History of Relations
on a Representative Office level were established with Namibia's independence
on 21 March 1990 and upgraded to full diplomatic status in 1994. Upon South Africa's
return to the Commonwealth, the respective missions became High Commissions.
South African Representation in Namibia
H E Ms Y L M Myakayaka-Manzini
South African High Commission
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr M N Kapewasha
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
High Commission of the Republic
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
desert climate - hot and dry with sparse and erratic rainfall. Temperatures of
the coastal areas are modified by the cool Benguela Current, while altitude modifies
plateau temperatures (Walvis Bay: January 19°C, July 14.5°C and Windhoek : January
24°C, July 14°C). Annual average rainfall for the country as a whole is only 270mm.
For up-to-date weather information click here
dollar (N$)= 100 cents.
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 0872/0851/0837.
South Africa is Namibia's most important economic partner and holds
approximately 80% of all investment in the key industries of mining, retail, banking
Namibia is a member of the Southern African Customs Union
(SACU) which allows for a free flow of trade between the countries. No bilateral
trade figures are available as these statistics are recorded in terms of the combined
imports from one country to all other SACU countries.
For current information
on trade statistics between South Africa and Namibia, visit the web site of the
Department of Trade
and Industry of South Africa
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