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History of Relations
16 November 1990 consular relations were concluded by way of an exchange of Notes.
A South African Consulate-General was established on 1 April 1991 in Bucharest
with Mr P J H Cilliers as Consul-General. In July 1991 Romania appointed Mr D
Ciubotariu as Consul-General.
During Romanian Foreign Minister Nastase's
visit to the RSA in November 1991 diplomatic relations were upgraded to ambassadorial
level. Subsequently, Romania increased its representation in South Africa with
the establishment of a Consulate General in 1993 (Cape Town), a Trade Office in
1994 (Johannesburg) and another Trade Office in 1996 (Durban).
South African Representation in Romania
South African Ambassador
to Budapest, Hungary is accredited to Bucharest on a non-resident basis.
H E Mr P A Swanepoel
Representation in South Africa
H E Mr R G Safta
requirements for South Africans
South African citizens need a visa to
For more information contact the Embassy of Romania in
health requirements for South Africans.
For further information go to Travelers' Health.
are long and often hot, while winters are short but cold. Rainfall is moderate
(667mm per year), with most rain falling from April to July, and humidity is normally
low. Average temperatures -3 C in winter and 25 C in summer.
Time: GMT +
For up-to-date weather information click here.
many Lei (ROL). Value: ROL 323 000 to the USD (January 2004), The currency is
not freely convertible)
For current exchange rates click here.
State and Official Visits / Bilateral
by Minister of Defence, Minister Lekota (June 2003)
by Chairperson of the NCOP, Ms Naledi Pandor (2003)
by Minister in the Office of the President, Minster Essop Pahad (September 2002)
If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.
Major Exports: Synthetic fibres, machinery, leather products, chemicals.
Imports: Ferrous ores, coal, agricultural chemicals, wool, wines.
information on trade statistics between South Africa and Romania,
visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
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