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 its Embassy in Kyiv in October 1992, Ukraine established its Embassy in Pretoria in 1995.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Ukraine

H E Mr C A Basson
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Ukraine Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For members of official delegations, foreign officials who arrive in Ukraine on official invitations of Ukrainian authorities, visum, max. for 5 days, may be issued at Borispil Airport on arrival as an exception.

Health Requirements

Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended for all Central European countries, including Ukraine.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Moderate, predominantly continental. Average winter temperature: from - 7 to - 9 C, summer: from + 18 to + 20 C. Minimum winter temperature to - 30; maximum summer temperature up to + 37 C.

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

Ukraine introduced its national currency, Hryvnia (UAH) in 1996 as a sole legal tender for all transactions (exchange rate USD1 = UAH1.7 as of the date of introduction). The exchange rate as of June 2002 is USD1 = UAH 5.34 (Hryvnia)

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 Ukraine, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

Ukraine-South Africa Friendship Society

President Larisa Poplavska

Director Mykola Poplavskiy
Ukraine, 270004 Odessa, Ap.8, 2 Marazlievskaia str.
Tel: (380 4849) 294-465
Fax: (380 4849) 242-059

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