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:: Message from Ambassador L.S. Ngonyama
Dear Reader,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of the South African Embassy in Madrid.

For those of you who are looking for useful information on South Africa we have endeavoured to supply you with some of the most relevant links which hopefully will provide the answers that you are looking for whether they are of a political, economic or social nature. For those of you who don’t know South Africa at all, I would like to welcome you to browse through our website and I trust that you will find this journey of great interest.

For our Spanish visitors to this site, you will remember that South Africa successfully hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup where your national senior men’s football team, “La Roja” won for the first time th e prestigious FIFA Trophy.

You may also know that South Africa was the first African country to host this FIFA Championship. With this tournament, South Africa again proved that we are a country that embraces excellence and that we have the capacity to organize and stage premium world events such as these. Read More
South African Film Festival in Madrid from 27-29 October 2017
The South African Embassy in Madrid, in collaboration with the South African National Department of Arts and Culture, FCAT and the NFVF will host a South African Film Festival from 27-29 October 2017 at the Golem Cinema, Madrid. The event is organized as part of the ongoing centenary programmes in South Africa in honour of South Africa's late freedom fighter, Hon. Mr Reginald Oliver Tambo, and is aimed at contributing towards deepening the bilateral cultural cooperation between the film industries of Spain and South Africa ". Click here to view the full programme of the South African films to be shown during this Festival.

The Mission in Spain celebrates 2017 Nelson Mandela International Day

Once more the Mission in Madrid hosted highly successful Nelson Mandela Day events being mainly (a) Nelson Mandela Marathon on 16 July, (b) Performance of the Mahotella Queens in Madrid on as part of the annual Veranos de la Villa summer cultural festival, (c) Official unveiling of an artistic mural in Lavapies, Madrid on the legacy of Former President Mandela and handing-over on 18 July of food parcels from El Corte Ingles department store to two NGOs in Madrid. Read more

Click here to access photos from the Embassy's 2017 Nelson Mandela Day events in Madrid

Press statement on the launch of the South African Chamber of Commerce in Spain on 9 June 2016.

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Spain is pleased to announce the launch of the new Spanish-South African Business and Culture Association. Read More
The Embassy in Madrid hosted successful Freedom Day on 27 April 2016
  Ambassador Lulama Smuts Ngonyama, along with the Spanish Secretary of State for Investigation, Development and Innovation, Mrs Carmen Vela Olmo, presided over a highly successful Freedom Day Ceremony (including commemoration of South Africa’s Armed Forces Day) at the Madrid InterContinental Hotel on 27 April 2016, where approximately 300 guests, inclusive of major role players from the
Spanish State, business sector, civil society, education and tourism sectors, South Africans living in Spain and friends of the Embassy, attended the event. Read More

Amb L. S. Ngonyama
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