Kong (Special Administrative Region)
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History of Relations
were established in 1949.
South Africa and the People's Republic of China
agreed in June 1997 on the maintenance of the Consulate-General in the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China until and beyond
the establishment of formal diplomatic relations on 1 January 1998.
South African Representation in Hong Kong Special
Ms N G P O Tambo
Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region Representation in South Africa
1. Hong Kong Trade Development
Tel 011 322 4898
Fax 011 322 4899
2. Official representation
falls under the auspices of the various diplomatic offices of the People's Republic
Embassy of the People's Republic of China
Visa Requirements for South Africans
information contact the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in South Africa.
Immunisation against the following is recommended:
A and B,
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
Generally speaking, the climate in Hong Kong is warm and
humid. The hottest months are from June to September. There can also be quite
heavy rainfall. Although typhoons can be pretty severe, Hong Kong tends not to
suffer from direct hits or "Typhoon 10" signals very often.
Hong Kong is a sub-tropical location, the winters are chilly, especially when
you consider that most buildings are designed to keep heat out and are not heated
in winter. The winter is at its coldest from December to February.
weather information click here.
The local currency is the Hong Kong dollar, which is pegged
to the US dollar and is freely convertible to other monetary units. Its value
in terms of South African Rand fluctuates according to market conditions. The
rate of exchange is approximately HK$0.96 = 1R. Any currency may be brought into
For current exchange rates click here.
and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.
For more detailed information, please refer to the
Hong Kong Information Services web site.
(South Africa ranged Hong Kong's
No. 32 trade partners in 2002)
South Africa's main exports, as at the end
of 1998, to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region include iron and steel,
pearls, precious and semi-precious stones, fruit and nuts - fresh or dried (not
including oil nuts), aluminium and non-ferrous base metal waste and scrap.
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's main exports to South Africa include
watches and clocks, textile yarn, fabrics and related products, parts and accessories
of office machines/computers, telecommunications equipment and polymers of styrene
in primary forms.
For current information on trade statistics between South
Africa and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, visit the web site of the
Department of Trade
and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
South African Business Forum
Mr. Nills Flatten
Secretary Ms S M Maleka
Tel: 09 852 2862 7723
852 2577 3279
Fax: 09 852 2845 3415
09 852 2577 4532
African Association in Hong Kong
Chairman Mr. Tim Tane
Tel 09 852
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How does the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region operate
as a territory of the People's Republic of China? What exactly does "One
Country Two Systems" mean?
Hong Kong was returned to the PRC on 1 July
1997, previously being a colony of Britain. As a result of this, Hong Kong became
known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic
of China. In practical terms, the PRC is in control of all military and foreign
relations (state to state) and issues which could impact on the security and sovereignty
of the PRC. However, all matters pertaining to the legal system (including the
rule of law), monetary control, customs union, freedom of the press, education,
trade, cultural, technology matters etc. remain the domain of the Government of
the HKSAR led by The Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa.
For more detailed
information, please refer to the internet site detailing the Basic Law of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC.