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South Africa and the Republic of Singapore established
diplomatic relations in 1992, when embassies were opened in Singapore and Pretoria.
When South Africa re-entered the Commonwealth in 1994, the embassies became High
African Representation in Singapore
H E Mr M C Mokitlane
South African High Commission
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr T K Chua
High Commission of Singapore
Visa Requirements for South Africans
No visas are required for holders of private South African passports for
visits of less than 30 days. For visits exceeding 30 days, visitors are recommended
to apply for extensions while in Singapore at the Singapore Immigration Department.
Study, work and PR permits should however be applied for at the Singapore High
Commission in Pretoria.
There are no vaccination requirements for
entering Singapore. It is, however, recommended that all long-term residents of
Singapore be immunised against hepatitis B.
A communicable disease, sometimes
transmitted by the Aedes mosquito in Singapore, is Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (Dengue
fever or DHF). There is no immunisation against DHF.
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
has a tropical climate characterized by high temperatures and humidity. Both annual
and daily temperature variations are slight and the average maximum temperature
is 31 degrees Celsius with an average relative humidity of over 90%. The island,
which has no pronounced wet or dry season, receives an average of 236 centimetres
of precipitation annually. During periods of heavy rain, flooding is common in
The island lies in the path of two monsoonal wind patterns
that alternate in the major seasons. The north-east monsoon dominates the weather
pattern from November to March and the south-east monsoon from June to September.
Rain, falling all year round, is most abundant from November to January, with
July recording the lowest average rainfall. Thunderstorms are frequent during
April-May and again in October-November. February is usually the sunniest month,
while December is usually the opposite.
For up-to-date weather information
local currency unit is the Singapore dollar, which is divided into 100 cents.
The abbreviation for the Singapore dollar is S$. The current rate of exchange
is about S$1.699 to the US dollar. The Singapore dollar is freely convertible.
current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Singapore's main imports from South Africa include organic chemicals,
petroleum & products, iron & steel, non-ferrous metals, metal manufactures,
vegetables & fruit, inorganic chemicals, metallic ores & scrap and paper
manufactures. Singapore's main exports to South Africa include telecommunications
apparatus, electrical machinery, office & data machines, manufactured articles,
general industrial machinery, plastics, crude rubber, textile manufactures, coffee
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Singapore, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
Groups and Information
South Africa-Singapore Chamber of Commerce