Slovenia (Republic of)

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

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.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Slovenia

The South African Embassy in Vienna, Austria, is accredited to Slovenia on a non-residential basis.

H E Mr T J Seokolo
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Sandgasse 33
1190 Vienna
Republic of Austria

Tel: ++431/320 64 93
Fax: ++431/320 64 93 51

E-mail: vienna.bilateral@dirco.gov.za

South Africa Honorary Consulate

Honorary Consul Mr Janez Pergar

Nazorjeva ulica 6
1000 Ljubljana
Republic of Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 241 77 00
Fax: +386 1 241 77 02

E-mail: janez.pergar@sa-consulate.si

Slovenia 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.

MMinistry of Foreign Affairs
Prešernova cesta 25
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 478 2000
Fax: +386 1 478 2340/1
Website: http://www.mzz.gov.si/
E-mail: gp.mzz@gov.si


Slovenia Honorary Consulate General

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Yes – for more information contact the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ljubljana or any Slovenian diplomatic Mission.

Health Requirements

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.

Climate Info

Slovenia has three different climatic regions: Central European, Alpine and Mediterranean. The average summer temperature is 21° C, winter O° C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

Euro - international code EUR

For current exchange rates click here.

State 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

Bilateral Agreements

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: vanderwaltr@dirco.gov.za.

• Agreement on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations (1992)

Trade Info

Bilateral Trade between South Africa and Slovenia

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
South African imports
from Slovenia / Euro 000
17,811 25.689 28,738 29,797 34,197  
South African exports
to Slovenia / Euro 000
4,686 7,249 19,560 16,167 13,977  
TOTAL / 000 EURO 22,497 32,938 48,298 45,963 48,174  

Statistics according to the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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