Togo (The 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 and Togo established diplomatic relations on 13 January 1997.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Togo

The South African Ambassador in Cotonou, Benin is accredited to Togo on a non-residential basis.

H E Ms R P Marks
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Togo Representation in South Africa

Chargé d’Affaires
Mr K Gouna

Togo Embassy

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Togo Embassy in Pretoria, or the South African Embassy in Cotonou, Benin.

Health requirements

A A valid international health certificate proving vaccination against Yellow Fever is required. Immunisation is recommended against Hepatitis, Typhoid, Tetanus and Polio. Malaria is a high risk. Cholera is a risk. Rabies and bilharzia are present. Furthermore, all passengers arriving and departing Togo have to undergo the COVID-19 test at their own costs.

For further information go to Travellers' Health.

Climate Info

Rainy season from April to July, with short rains from October to November. Hottest months: February to March.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the CFA Frank.

For information on current exchange rates click here.


The official language is French. The most widely spoken local languages are Ewe, Watchi and Kabiyé. Very little English is spoken.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Togo, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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