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Formal relations between Sweden and South Africa
date back to the 1930s when a South African legation was opened in Stockholm.
Relations were upgraded to ambassadorial level in 1994. Sweden strongly supported
the struggle for democracy in South Africa during the apartheid period. A South
African – Swedish Binational Commission was inaugurated in September 2000 by President
Mbeki and Prime Minister Göran Persson.
South African Representation in Sweden
Mr D Sebefelo
Representation in South Africa
H E Ms C Julin
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria.
vaccination requirements are needed for any international traveller.
further information go to Travelers' Health.
of its northern position, Sweden has a relatively mild climate which varies, owing
to its great length. The summers can be hot but get shorter further north. The
midnight sun can be seen between mid-May and mid-June above the Arctic Circle.
Winters can be very cold.
For up-to-date weather information click here.
Unit is the Swedish Krona.
For 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
South African exports to Sweden include mineral products, wood
products, machinery and mechanical appliances. South Africa mainly imports products
such as electrical equipment, chemical products, wood pulp, textiles as well as
machinery from Sweden.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Sweden, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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