Tanzania (The United 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 established formal diplomatic relations with the United Republic of Tanzania in 1994. Upon South Africa's return to the Commonwealth, relations have been conducted at the level of High Commission.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in the United Republic of Tanzania

H E Mr T D Mseleku
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Tanzanian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr S M S Ambokile
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary

High Commission of Tanzania

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Tanzanian High Commission in Pretoria.


Health Requirements

The most common diseases are malaria, yellow fever, cholera, hepatitis B.

South Africans are required to present an International Vaccination Certificate upon entry which contains a valid vaccination period for yellow fever. Preventative measures against malaria, includes the taking of prophylaxes and spraying. Visitors should start taking the prophylaxes two days prior to arrival, and continue taking them until four weeks after departing from the area. Inoculation against cholera is advised.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.


Climate Info

Temperatures range between 22 degrees C and 28 degrees C, but may be cooler in the northern areas (Arusha) in the evenings. Generally, it is hot and humid. The "long rains" usually last from April to May.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


Currency Info

The basic unit is the Tanzanian shilling which is divided into 100 cents. Major foreign currencies such as the US Dollar are also acceptable and exchangeable at most main branches of banks and private exchange bureaux. It is difficult to exchange South African Rand and to obtain cash on credit card.

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 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to: vanderwaltr@dirco.gov.za.

Trade Info

South African exports include machinery and mechanical appliances, paper and rubber products, vehicles, iron and steel.

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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