Sudan (The Republic of the)

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 and the Republic of the Sudan established diplomatic relations in 1994. The first South African non-resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Sudan, Ambassador WAW Nhlapo presented his Credentials to President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir on 12 December 1995.

The current South African Ambassador to the Sudan is Ambassador RJM Mampane. Sudan has an Embassy in South Africa headed by Ambassador K Alor.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Sudan

H E Mr G Maitland
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Sudanese Representation in South Africa

Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Mr I E Khadir

Embassy of the Republic of Sudan

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Pretoria.


Health requirements

Yellow fever vaccination is strongly recommended. Depending on circumstances, and where the traveller intends to visit in Sudan, malaria, cholera, and hepatitis A and B may be required.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

The country is hot and dry and hot and humid in the rainy season. Climatic regions vary with the South being equatorial, centre semi-equatorial, north desert, east Mediterranean. Winter months are from November to January when temperatures can drop to single digits at night.

Summer is from March to July and coincides with the rainy season. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 45 degrees Celcius during the day.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Sudanese Dinar. The exchange rate between the SD and US$ is 230 Dinar to 1 US$.

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 at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.

Trade Info

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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