Zambia (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

Formal relations were established in May 1992 with the opening of Representative Offices. South Africa opened its office in Lusaka in October 1992, while Zambia reciprocated in June 1993. Full diplomatic relations were established on 10 May 1994. Upon South Africa's return to the Commonwealth, relations with Zambia have been conducted at the level of High Commission.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Zambia

H E Mr G N Twala
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Republic of Zambia Representation in South Africa

H E Major General J Miti
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

High Commission of the Republic of Zambia

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

Zambia is a malaria risk area and it is recommended that the necessary precautionary measures be taken before departure. Immunisation against hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended. Vaccination against yellow fever is no longer needed for Zambia as confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

In general, Zambia has high humidity levels. The summer season lasts from September to March, with temperatures reaching up to forty (40) degrees C. The rainy season usually lasts from December to March while the winters last from May to July with daily temperatures as low as eighteen (18) degrees C.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMK), which is divided into 100 ngwee.

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 of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Zambia, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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