Papua New Guinea

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 Papua New Guinea do not have permanent missions in the respective countries. Diplomatic relations were established in 1994 on RSA's return to the Commonwealth.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Papua New Guinea

The South African High Commission in Suva, Fiji may be contacted for any enquiries.

High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Chargé d'Affaires
Mr A M Pindelo

South African High Commission

Papua New Guinea Representation in South Africa

H E Ms W A Kiap
High Commissioner designate

Papua New Guinea has no representation in South Africa. The Australian Diplomatic Representatives are in charge of the Consular interests of Papua New Guinea in the Republic of South Africa.

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

Refer to the section “"Visa requirements for SA passport holders"” listed under the icon “Consular Information” on the main menu.

Health Requirements

None for tourists.
Applicants for a work permit/permanent residence require a comprehensive medical examination. Contact should be made with the nearest High Commission (London) for details.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate and warm seas. It is generally hot and humid. There are distinct wet and dry seasons and the timing varies from one region to another. There are "micro-climates" in the highlands. The most common wet season falls between November and April and the dry season between May and October.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The unit of currency is the Kina which is 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 at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.

Trade Info

South Africa has invested in mining ventures in Papua New Guinea.

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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