Norway (The Kingdom 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 opened a Consulate General in Oslo in September 1988 while Norway already had a Consulate General in Cape Town. On 1 January 1992, diplomatic relations were upgraded to ambassadorial level.

Norway maintains excellent relations with South Africa. It was a staunch supporter of the liberation movements during the struggle for democracy in South Africa. Norway is also an important partner with regard to overseas development assistance.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Norway

H E Ms S Ramokgopa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Norwegian Representation in South Africa

H E Ms A E Helle
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Health requirements

If there are uncertainties about health requirements, contact the Norwegian Embassy.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Norway is temperate on the west coast and colder inland. The average temperatures range from 17 degrees C to +26 degrees C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The Monetary Unit is the Norwegian Krone (NOK), (Plural Kroner) divided into 100 Ore.

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

Fundamental to trade relations between South Africa and Norway is the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for the import of goods from developing countries, which was extended by Norway to South Africa on 6 May 1994.

South Africa's exports to Norway include fuels, chemicals, engineering products and raw materials. South Africa mainly imports products such as foodstuffs, raw materials, fuels, chemicals, semi manufactured products and engineering products.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Norway, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

South African Society in Norway
P O Box 2535
0202 Oslo, Norway
Tel : (09 47) 92 03 3389
Contact Person: Themba Sibeko

The South African Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NSACCI)

GREENfun, Kjorbokollen 30

N-1337 Sandvika, Norway

Tel: + 47 6754 5520

Fax: + 47 6754 5521



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