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The South African Embassy in Montevideo was opened
in April 1968 with the first Ambassador arriving in June 1968. The level of representation
at the Mission in Montevideo remained unchanged during the period 1968 – 1986.
Between 1987 and May 1997, when Ambassador AX Nkomo (Based in Buenos Aires) was
appointed as non-resident Ambassador to Uruguay, South African representation
in Uruguay was often at the level of Chargé d'Affaires.
Since the appointment
of the non-resident Ambassador in 1997, relations between South Africa and Uruguay
have grown considerably. A number of high-level reciprocal visits have taken place
in the period since 1997. These include the 1998 visit to South Africa by the
late Uruguayan Vice-President, Dr Hugo Batalla; the October 1998 visit to Uruguay
by the late South African Minister of Foreign Affairs Alfred Nzo; the October
1997official visit to South Africa by the Uruguayan Minister of Transport; and
most recently the August 2000 visit to Uruguay by Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad.
during this period, a number of South African dignitaries and delegations visited
Uruguay. The list of visitors includes Dr Barney Pityana, The Chairperson of the
South African Human Rights Commission, Dr Geoffrey Garret, the President of the
CSIR, as well as an eleven-member delegation from the SADC
South African Representation in Uruguay
Currently there is no South African residential diplomatic representation in Uruguay.
*Non-resident, is accredited from Buenos
Uruguayan Representation in South Africa
H E Mr D R Castillos
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the Embassy of Uruguay in Pretoria or Cape
Travel Advisory: Warning on illegal activities abroad
African citizens travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become
involved in activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please
remember, once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African
laws and constitutional rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African
Government cannot get you out of prison or demand your release. At most, your
government can intercede with local authorities to try and ensure that your rights
under the laws of the country in which you were arrested are fully observed. It
can also attempt to ensure that you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those
international agreements to which the country in which you have been arrested,
Please note that the South African Government views crimes
- particularly those involving illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic
in humans or small arms or the abuse of women and children - in a most serious
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
(December – March) are mild with lots of sunshine. Winters are mild with cold
For up-to-date weather information click here
monetary unit in Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYP).
For current exchange
rates click here.
Visa Requirements for Uruguayan citizens visiting South Africa
more information contact any South African Embassy.
Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay
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
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Uruguay, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
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