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History of Relations
relations between South Africa and Peru were established in 1994. Formal representation
was resumed in July 1993 at the request of the Peruvian Government. Peru decided
to open an Embassy in South Africa, and Peru's first Ambassador to South Africa,
Mr Jorge Valdez Corillo, arrived in South Africa on 11 January 1994. South Africa
re-opened an Embassy in Peru in January 1998.
The South African Government
intends to strengthen bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation. Trade has
increased substantially in a very short time and special attention is being given
to the mining sector because of South Africa's expertise in this field and the
fact that Peru is a mining country.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz
Pahad visited Lima in May 1997 and held discussions with Peruvian authorities.
Dr B Pityana, Chairperson of the SA Human Rights Commission, visited Lima to attend
the International Council on Human Rights Policy Conference held in Lima from
2 - 4 October 1998.
A Peruvian delegation led by the Deputy Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Mr H Palma, attended the Non-Aligned Summit in Durban in September
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu attended the inauguration of President Alejandro
Toledo on 28 July 2001.
Minister Essop Pahad visited Peru to attend the
Group of Action of Like-minded Megadiverse Countries in November 2002.
Bongane Finca visited Peru in June 2003 on invitation of the Chairperson of the
Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
South African Representation in Peru
DIFFERENCE WITH SA
- 7 hours (winter and summer)
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr J F Rubio Correa
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Peru
requirements for South Africans:
For more information contact the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in South Africa.
Visa Requirements for Peruvian
citizens visiting South Africa
For more information contact any South
African Embassy. SA Embassy in Lima, Peru.
Travel Advisory on illegal activities abroad
South African citizens
travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in
activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember,
once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional
rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you
out of prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with
local authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country
in which you were arrested are fully observed. It can also attempt to ensure that
you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements to
which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.
that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving
illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the
abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.
Fever and Malaria precautions are necessary if travelling to some inter-Andean
valleys and the Amazonian jungle.
B if travelling in the Amazon.
- immunisation recommended if more than two years have passed since last innoculation.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
- May to September. Summer - Oct to Apr. Summers are wetter and winters are dryer.
Andes mountains climate cooler, jungle climate more humid, coastal climate dryer/desertic.
up-to-date weather information click here.
The monetary unit is the Peruvian Nuevo
Sol (new sol) (PEN), introduced in July 1991.
For current exchange rates click here.
State and Official Visits / Bilateral
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.
Most important trade items:
SA Imports: Textiles, textile articles, frozen fish, fish by-products, minerals
and mineral products.
SA Exports: Base metals and articles of base metal; paper-making material, paper,
paperboard, capital equipment (mining equipment, mining sercives and ammonia nitrate
for mining purposes.
For current information on
trade statistics between South Africa and Peru, visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information