Uzbekistan (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 Uzbekistan established full diplomatic relations in 1992. The South African Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, is accredited on a non-residential basis to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Uzbekistan

There is no South African representation in Uzbekistan, but the South African Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Tashkent on a non-resident basis.

H E Mr P Malefane
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Honorary Consul


Uzbekistan Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with residence in Ankara, Turkey.

H E Mr R Y Isaev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

For details see the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ankara under visa requirements.

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

South Africans need to apply for visas when visiting Uzbekistan. Visa requirements can be obtained from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The website of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ankara, Turkey is:

Health Requirements


For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Majorly sharp- continental. The temperature difference between the seasons is quite significant. Average winter temperature is 6 C below and in July the average temperature rises above 32 C. The amount of precipitation is insignificant, which makes agriculture dependent on irrigation.

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

Sum is the National currency of Uzbekistan.

1 Sum = 100 tiyins (small coin). Notes are in denominations of 5000 , 1000, 500, 200, 100 sum.

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:

Trade Information

Bilateral trade is minimal. In 2015, South Africa mostly exported live animals to and imported leather products from Uzbekistan.

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

Interest Groups and Information


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