Niger (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

Diplomatic relations were established on 9 May 1994. The South African embassy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, is accredited as non-residential Mission to Niger.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Niger

Chargé d’Affaires a.i.
Mr M A Mudimeli

South African Embassy

Niger Representation in South Africa

H E Ms R Mayaki
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Niger

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

(X) Yes

Holders of private South African passports must be in possession of a valid visa before entering the Republic of Niger.

The cost per person for a visa is CFA Francs 25,000 (i.e. ±R250). Applications must be accompanied by two passport photographs. The Niger Government does not have diplomatic representation in South Africa, but as the main air travel hub in West Africa runs through Abidjan, capital of Côté d'Ivoire, a visa application can be submitted to the Embassy of Niger in Abidjan.

Health requirements

Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is strongly recommended before departure from South Africa. Immunisation against poliomyelitis, tetanus, typhoid and cholera is also recommended. Malaria is not really a problem in Niger, although it does exist. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Temperatures vary between 34 - 38 degrees C throughout all seasons. Evenings tend to be cooler in the upper regions of the country.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the CFA Franc, underpinned by the French Franc (FF). (Conversion rate : 1 FF=100 FCFA)

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 at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to:

Trade Info

South Africa's main exports to Niger include iron and steel products, machinery and mechanical appliances.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Niger, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Info


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