Republic of Rwanda

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

Full diplomatic relations were established between South Africa and Rwanda in May 1995.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Rwanda

South Africa established residential representation in Rwanda on 30 September 2000.

H E Mr M B M Mpahlwa
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenitpotentiary

South African High Commission

Rwandan Representation in South Africa

H E Mr E S Kayihura
High Commissioner

High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Rwandan Embassy in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The whole country is rugged, with the highest parts, over 2000 m above sea level, to the west. To the east the land slopes towards various marshy lakes which form the border with Tanzania. The climate is tropical with annual rainfall between 800 to 1400 mm.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Rwandan Franc (RWF), divided into 100 centimes. The currency is not 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 of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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