Bilateral Relations
SA's Relations with Uganda
Celebrating Oliver Reginald Tambo centenary organised the O.R.Tambo Memorial Lecture and used the opportunity to launch the Uganda Chapter of the African Liberation Heritage Route.  The event was held at O.R.Tambo School of Leadership in Kaweweta, Uganda on 27 October 2017.  The Guest of Honour was the Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs of Uganda.  Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa, CEO of the National Heritage Council of South Africa delivered the Key Note Address.
Mandela Memorial Lecture at Makerere University and was launched by H.E. Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda.  Makerere University will host the event annually to celebrate the legacy of Mr Mandela. Ms Zoleka Mandela, granddaughter of Mr Mandela delivered the Key Note Address.

Mandela Day at Kiteenzi Primary School and Centre for Children with Disability on 18 July 2017.  The High Commission and partners donated foodstuff, painted the school and assisted in maintenance of vegetable garden.


The Mission in Kampala, Uganda hosted its 2017 Freedom Day at the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, 28 April 2017.  The event was hosted in partnership with a number of South African companies based in Uganda, under the umbrella of the Forum of South African Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU), which sponsored the event.

The Guest of Honour was the Honourable, Mr Oryem Okello, Minister of State for International Affairs of Uganda. He expressed appreciation on the manner in which the High Commissioner of South Africa to Uganda, Prof. Maj.Gen.Solly Mollo, had engaged with the Ugandans since his arrival as well as for his initiatives to enhance good bilateral relations between South Africa and Uganda.

A Ugandan Church Choir which has visited South Africa on numerous occasions, "Our Lady of Africa Choir", provided excellent renditions of the Ugandan and South African National Anthems and, thanks to the support of the South African companies based in Uganda, the Soweto String Quartet entertained the 500 guests with wonderful South African music for the rest of the evening.

Nelson Mandela lecture under the theme “Take Action, Inspire Change”
15 JULY 2016, 18:00 – 20:15
Venue: : Serena Kampala Hotel Victoria Hall
Activity : First of its kind Nelson Mandela Lecture to be organised in Uganda and Mr Mac Maharaj, former Minister of Transport, and former Spokesperson of President Jacob Zuma delivered the Key Note Address and Closing Remarks made by the Hon. Justice Jotham Tumwesigye of the Supreme Court of Uganda. Programme Director was the CEO of New Vision Media of Uganda.

Panellists included Mr James Akena, Member of Parliament for Lira Municipality; Mrs Victoria Sekitoleko, former Minister of Agriculture of Uganda; and Mr Robert Mwesiga, NEC Member of the ruling Party (NRM).
Jointly with the South African military police attached to the UN (MONUSCO) visited the “Special Children, Special People Home
16 JULY 2016, 08:00 – 13:00
Venue :

Bunga, Kampala, Uganda

Activity : Donated foodstuff, clothes and created vegetable garden
Mandela Day

18 JULY 2016, 11:00 – 17:00

Venue : Oliver Reginald Tambo Army Primary School in Kaweweta, Uganda
Activity : Donation of food, school books, sanitary-ware, demarcated sports field, cleaning of the classrooms, and laid a wreath at the Graveside of SA fallen Heroes, buried in Kaweweta, Uganda.
South African High Commissioner to Uganda, Prof. Maj.Gen Solly Mollo and  the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces of Uganda cutting the grass at the OR Tambo Army Primary School in Kaweweta, Uganda.
MTN Uganda brought a computer bus for children from this disadvantaged community to learn computer skills.
High Commissioner Mollo painting the soccer field, demarcated by officials from Mandela National Stadium in Uganda, at the OR Tambo Army Primary School in Kaweweta, Uganda.
Mr Mac Maharaj interviewed by NTV, Uganda.
High Commissioner Mollo opening borehole for kids to access safe, clean, drinking water.
High Commissioner Mollo and staff plus SA Military Police (MONUSCO) at the Children Home in Bunga.
Local community and children at “Special Children, Special People, Children’s Home.
Freedom Day Celebrations
The High Commission of South Africa in Uganda held its Freedom Day celebration at Ndere Cultural Centre, Kampala, on 29 April 2016.  The Guest of Honour was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Mr Sam Kutesa.  The event was sponsored by the South African companies under the umbrella of the Forum of South African Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU).  The Umoja Troupe from Johannesburg performed and entertained guests of 500 government officials, business community, media and South Africans living and working in Uganda.
South African High Commissioner Solly Mollo with guests on the left the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda, Mr Sam Kutesa and on the left, the former Vice President of Uganda, Madame Dr Speciosa Wandira.
High Commissioner Mollo and Foreign Minister Kutesa cutting a cake.
Ms Wendy Swartz, Counsellor, the Programme Director of the event.
Umoja Troupe from Johannesburg entertaining the guests.
Nelson Mandela Day 2015
High Commissioner received by Mr Madhvani of Kakira Sugar Estate, part of Madhvani International S.A
Visit to Eskom (Uganda)
High Commissioner Mollo delivering the Freedom Day message.
Mission staff ready to receive guests.
The Counsellor : Political, Ms Wendy Swartz, welcoming guests to the event.
The High Commissioner receiving SAA Country Manager for Uganda, Ms Yogi Biriggwa, to the event
With President Museveni after the ceremony
The Guest of Honour, Hon. JamesMutende, State Minister for Industry responding on behalf of the Ugandan Government.
The High Commissioner sharing a toast with the State Minister for Investments, Hon. Aridru Ajedra
High Commissioner presenting his letters of credence to President Yoweri Museveni
With the President, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Okello Oryem(extreme right) and High Commission staff members.
Simba Sounds graced the occasion with South African music
Mission staff celebrating freedom
High Commissioner Mollo inspecting a guard of honour before presenting his letters of credence
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