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South Africa recognised the independence and sovereignty of Slovenia and Croatia on 2 April 1992. Agreements, establishing full diplomatic relations with both Slovenia and Croatia were concluded on 9 November 1992. In April 2003 Slovenia signed the Treaty of Accession with the EU and joined the NATO in March 2004 and the European Union on 1 May 2004. Slovenia joined the Eurozone in 2007.
South African Representation in Slovenia
South African Embassy in Vienna, Austria, is accredited to Slovenia on a non-residential basis.
H E Mr R S Molekane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South Africa Honorary Consulate
Consul Mr Janez Pergar
Republic of Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 200 6300
Fax: +386 1 200 6434
Representation in South Africa
The Government of Slovenia currently has no official representation in South Africa. Should you have any questions or wish to obtain any information you may contact the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ljubljana directly.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prešernova cesta 25
Tel: +386 1 478 2000
Fax: +386 1 478 2340/1
Slovenia Honorary Consulate General
Visa Requirements for South Africans
Yes – for more information contact the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ljubljana or any Slovenian diplomatic Mission.
No special requirements are in place – it is nevertheless advised to double-check any particular recommendations or requirements before departure.
For further information go to Travellers' Health.
Slovenia has three different climatic regions: Central European, Alpine and Mediterranean. The average summer temperature is 21° C, winter O° C.
up-to-date weather information click here.
Euro - international code EUR.
For current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
September 2002 - Visit by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Aziz Pahad, to meet with Mr Samuel Zbogar, State Secretary of Foreign Affairs
June 2006 - Visit by Amb Venter for high level consultations with Slovenian Foreign Ministry.
June 2007 - Visit by the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mr D Hanekom, to attend 33rd Carnegie Meeting in Bled
September 2007 - Visit by DG of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ntsaluba to Ljubljana for Bilateral Consultations with the Slovenian Foreign Ministry
June 2008 - Working visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr NC Dlamini Zuma which included a bilateral meeting and a meeting between the EU Troika and South Africa
September 2008 - Visit by the Chief Director: Central Europe, DFA to Slovenia
January 2010 - Senior Officials Consultations in SA
June 2010 - Slovenian President Danilo Turk visited South Africa re the Soccer World Cup
September 2012 - Senior Officials Consultations in Slovenia
December 2013 - Visit by President Borut Pahor to attend the state funeral of former President Nelson Mandela
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.
• Agreement on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations (1992)
Bilateral Trade between South Africa and Slovenia
|South African imports
from Slovenia / Euro 000
|South African exports
to Slovenia / Euro 000
|TOTAL / 000 EURO
Statistics according to the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Slovenia, visit the website of the Department
of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.
Groups and Information