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

Relations between South Africa and the Philippines have been steadily improving. South Africa established diplomatic relations with the Philippines on 1 November 1993. Since 1994 the Philippines has had a resident Embassy in South Africa.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Philippines

H E Mr M N Slabber
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Philippines Representation in South Africa

H E Mr J G B Angeles
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Philippines

Travel Info

Visa Requirements

For more information please contact the Embassy of Philippines.

Health Requirements

Depending on the length of stay, the travellers might need immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


The Philippines has a tropical climate and two seasons: rainy from June to November and dry between December and May.

For up-to-date weather information click here


The Philippine Peso is the unit of currency, which is divided into centavos. The notes are in denominations of P1000, P500, P100, P50, P20, P10 and P5; the coins, P5, P2, P1, P0.50, P0.25, P0.10, P0.05 and P0.01.

Import/export of Philippine currency is limited to P10,000. Any amount exceeding this will require the authorization of the Bangko Sentral Pilipinas (BSP).

Exchange Rates:
US$ 1 = P39.74

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

Main exports: base metals, minerals, paper, pulp, spirits and beverages.

Main imports: fish products, footwear, electrical appliances, tobacco, spirits and beverages.

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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