Yemen (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 Yemen concluded diplomatic relations in 1996. There is no South African representation in Yemen, but the South African Ambassador to Riyadh is accredited to Yemen on a non-resident basis. Yemen opened an Embassy in Pretoria in 1996

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Yemen

There is no South African representation in Yemen, but the South African Ambassador to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is accredited to Sana'a on a non-resident basis. South Africa has appointed an Honorary Consul in Sana'a. He is Mr Mohammed Hassan Al Zubeiri, Director General of Zubeiri Trading Company, PO Box 535 Sana'a, e-mail:

H E Mr J A Davies
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Yemen Representation in South Africa

Chargé d'Affaires e.t.
Mr N A M Al-Jabowbi

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Embassy of Yemen in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

There are no specific health requirements for travellers from South Africa.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Southern Yemen is very hot and humid during summer, while the north is more moderate. Winter months from December to March are moderate.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Yemeni Riyal, divided into 100 Fils. The symbol for the Riyal is YR. The Yemani Riyal is pegged to the US Dollar at US$1.00 = YR0.3845. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

Since 1994 a number of South African dignitaries have visited Yemen such as:

May 2000:
Visit to Yemen by Minister Dullah Omar, Minsiter of Transport.

2003: Visit to Yemen by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Aziz Pahad.

28-29 September 2005: Visit to Yemen by Minister of Trade and Industry, Mandise Mpahlwa and a business delegation.

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

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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