Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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

Bilateral relations between South Africa and St Vincent and the Grenadines were established on 1 September 1995. Trade with St. Vincent and the Grenadines is not significant, and during 1997 and 1998 it was too minimal to be reflected in official statistics. On 24 March 1999, South Africa's non-resident High Commissioner, Ms T Luthuli-Gcabashe, presented her credentials in Kingstown, at which time it was mentioned that South African wines were now available locally and that the construction sector offered some potential for South African companies.

High Commissioner TH Chiliza presented letters of credence to the then Governor General, Sir Charles Antrobus, on 14 May 2001. Discussions were also held with the Honorary Louis Straker, Minister of Foreign Affairs on matters of a bilateral nature, i.e. culture, trade and tourism cooperation. In March 2002, High Commissioner and the Third Secretary: Political undertook a working visit to St. Vincent.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica is responsible for St Vincent and the Grenadines:

HE Adv F D Radebe
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Time difference: -7 hours

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Representation in South Africa

No Representations

Travel Info

Health Requirements

Tetanus - immunisation recommended.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season from May to November.

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Currency Info

1 US Dollar = 2,65700 East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) on 29 July 2003.

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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

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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