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South Africa established non-resident diplomatic relations
with Trinidad and Tobago on 10 January 1995. Ms T Luthuli- Gcabashe, South Africa's
non-resident High Commissioner, presented her credentials in Port of Spain on
4 May 1999. Minister Dullah Omar addressed a meeting of the International Criminal
Court in Trinidad and Tobago in 1998 and attended the Commonwealth Law Ministers'
Conference there in 1999.
Trinidad and Tobago's Ministers of Health attended
a Pharmaceutical Conference in South Africa in November 1999.
2001, Mr Ruphus Matibe, Deputy Director: DACST, paid a fact-finding visit to Trinidad
and Tobago to explore opportunities for cultural cooperation. In May 2002, Mr
Matibe accompanied a South African cultural group to Trinidad and Tobago. The
opportunity was used for discussions with the then Minister of Culture, Eudine
Job Davies, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and also with the Carnival
Committee. A draft Arts and Cultural Cooperation Agreement from South Africa was
forwarded to the Ministry of Culture and it was further agreed that the Carnival
Committee will work on a plan of action to initiate exchanges and cooperation
with the establishment of a carnival in South Africa.
South African Representation in Trinidad and Tobago
H E Ms X N Ngwevela
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South African High Commission
Time difference: -7 hours
and Tobago Representation in South Africa
H E Mr
R R Gopaul
Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
and Tobago High Commission
Visa Requirements for South Africans
Visas are required.
According to the Embassy
of Trinidad and Tobago in Caracas, the requirements are as follows:
Valid passport, application form, photograph, proof of sufficient
funds and valid return airline ticket to South Africa.
2. Business Visas:
above, plus a letter of invitation from the company to be visited in Trinidad
Yellow fever certificate.
Tetanus - immunisation recommended.
further information go to Travelers' Health.
rainy season June to December.
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Dollar = 6,10900 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD) on 29 July 2003.
information 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
Exports fall chiefly into the categories of base metals and articles
of base metal, and machinery and mechanical appliances, etc. Imports fall chiefly
into the category of prepared foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and vinegar, tobacco,
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and
Trinidad and Tobago, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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