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Full diplomatic relations between South Africa and
Argentina were re-established in August 1991. Since the re-establishment of relations,
bilateral cooperation has quickly expanded, with a large number of official visits
A number of High Ranking Government
Officials and business persons have undertaken visits to Argentina and South Africa
respectively since 1991. In this regard, the official visit by former President
Nelson Mandela and Mrs Graca Machel in 1998, as well as the official visit to
Argentina in 1997 by President Thabo Mbeki in his capacity as Deputy President,
contributed to the consolidation of the good bilateral relations between our two
Several South African Cabinet Ministers
and Deputy Ministers have visited Argentina since 1996. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, represented the Government of South Africa at the
inauguration of former President Dr Fernando de la Rua of Argentina on 10 December
1999. The most notable recent visits include those of Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad,
Minister Essop Pahad and Minister Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka.
contacts in a number of different fields, most notably sports, tourism, trade
and agriculture, have greatly expanded during the past four years and this bodes
well for future relations.
Representation South African Representation in Argentine
H R H Princess Z Dlamini
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
South African Embassy
TIME DIFFERENCE WITH SA:Argentine
Representation in South Africa
ARGENTINE REPRESENTATION IN SOUTH
H E Mr C Sersale di Cerisano
Embassy of Argentina
Visa Requirements for South Africans
information contact the Argentine Embassy.
Travel Advisory on illegal activities abroad
South African citizens
travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved in
activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries.
once you leave South Africa, you are not protected by South African laws and constitutional
rights. If you are arrested abroad, the South African Government cannot get you
out of prison or demand your release. At most, your government can intercede with
local authorities to try and ensure that your rights under the laws of the country
in which you were arrested are fully observed.
It can also attempt to ensure
that you are treated humanely, i.e., according to those international agreements
to which the country in which you have been arrested, has acceded.
note that the South African Government views crimes - particularly those involving
illegal drugs, mercenary activities, the traffic in humans or small arms or the
abuse of women and children - in a most serious light.
for Argentine citizens visiting South Africa
For more information
contact any South African Embassy
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
climate ranges from subtropical in the north to sub-antarctic in the south; generally
moderate summer rainfall.
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unit is New peso argentina;
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If you have any queries with regard to treaties please
contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Afghanistan, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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