Bilateral Relations
SA's Relations with Uganda
South Africa's Relations with Uganda
Bilateral agreements between South Africa and Uganda

A number of bilateral agreements exist, in the following sectors:


Agreement/ Memorandum of Understanding (Mou)

Department of International Relations and Cooperation

  • Agreement on the establishment of the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC)

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

  • MoU on Cooperation in the field of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures
  • MoU on General Bilateral Cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Fisheries

Department of Public Works

  • MoU on Cooperation on issues related to Public Works and Infrastructure

Department of Science and Technology

  • Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Department of Social Development

  • Agreement on Cooperation in the field of Social Development

Department of Defence

  • MoU on Cooperation in Defence

Departments of Environmental Affairs & Water Affairs

  • Agreement on Water and Environmental resources

Department of Trade and Industry





Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)

  • Agreement on Trade Cooperation
  • Joint Permanent Economic Commission
  • Agreement on the Reciprocal Promotion and  Protection of Investments
  • MoU between Trade and Investment South Africa and Uganda Investment Authority.
  • MoU between CSIR and Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI)
  • MoU between SABS and Uganda National Bureau of Standards

South African Revenue Services (SARS)

  • Agreement on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
  • Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between customs administrations

South African Police Services

  • Agreement on Police Cooperation

The following MoUs are anticipated to be signed soon:


Agreement/ MoU

Department of Transport

MoU on Transport Cooperation

Department of International Relations and Co-operation

MoU on Regular Diplomatic Consultations

Department of Transport

MoU for Co-operation in Transport Related Matters

The following Agreements/MoUs are under negotiation:

Department of Tourism

  • MoU in Tourism Sector between Uganda and South Africa


  • Extradition Treaty


  • Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters
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