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History of Relations
and South Africa have a relative long history of bilateral relations dating back
to the previous political dispensations in both countries. Paraguay maintains
an Embassy in Pretoria South Africa. The South African Embassy at Asuncion was
closed in December 1996 and the Resident Ambassador to Argentina was subsequently
appointed non-Resident Ambassador to Paraguay.
Mr Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela,
former President of South Africa, met with Mr Juan Carlos Wasmosy, former President
of Paraguay at the XIV MERCOSUR Heads of State Summit Meeting in July 1998, held
at Ushuaia, Argentina.
South African Representation in Paraguay
contact the South African Embassy in Buenos
Mr M Mtilwa
TIME DIFFERENCE WITH SA:
(Summer and Winter)
Paraguayan Representation in South Africa
H E Mr J M Martínez Lezcano
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For more information contact the Embassy of Paraguay in Pretoria
Travel Advisory: Warning on illegal activities abroad
citizens travelling abroad are strongly advised to take care not to become involved
in activities which may be, or are, illegal in foreign countries. Please remember,
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.
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.
Malaria - risk exists during October to May in
rural areas bordering Bolivia and Brazil.
Tetanus - immunisation is recommended
if more than two years have passed since last inoculation.
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
climate is sub-tropical with rapid changes. Summer is very hot (December to March)
with high rainfall. Winters are mild (June to September).
weather information click here
unit in Paraguay is the Paraguay Guarani (PYG).
For current exchange rates
Requirements for Paraguayan citizens visiting South Africa
For more information contact the SA Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
of Paraguayan national passports do not need visas in respect of bona fide holiday
and business visits to South Africa not exceeding 90 days and transits. Visits
outside these categories do require visas.
It is advised that all visitors
please verify visa requirements with the South African Embassy in Buenos Aires,
State and Official Visits
/ Bilateral Meetings
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.
South African exports to Paraguay include base metals, machinery,
prepared foodstuffs as well as mineral and chemical products.
South African imports from Paraguay include prepared foodstuffs, vegetable products,
and textiles, woods, raw hides and skins.
For current information on trade
statistics between South Africa and Paraguay, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information