South African Interests in Taiwan
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South African Liaison Office
African interests in Taiwan are represented by the Liaison Office of the Republic
of South Africa in Taipei. Details of the South African Liaison Office are:
Mr N S Schoombie
Office of South Africa
Taipei Liaison Office in South
Taiwan's interests in South Africa are represented by:
Mr HSU P-Y
Liaison Office in the Republic of South Africa
Visa Requirements for South Africans
For more information contact Taipei Liaison Office in Pretoria.
Common health problems that affect the visitor from South Africa
are sinusitis, influenza, colds, gastritis and fever. Immunisation against Japanese
Encephalitis and hepatitis A and B is recommended.
For further information
go to Travelers' Health.
has a sub-tropical climate with an average annual temperature just above 21,6C
(71 F) in the North and nearly 24,1 C (75,7 F) in the South. Summer temperatures
often reach 35 C (95 F). Humidity is very high throughout the year.
up-to-date weather information click here.
unit is the New Taiwan Dollar and exchanges at US$1 = NT$35; or R1 = NT$ 3 on
9 January 2002. The interest received on regular savings accounts varies between
2% and 5%, while the interest rates on overdraft accounts are on average 14%.
The abbreviation for the New Taiwan Dollar is: NTD and the symbol is: NT$
a per capita gross national product of US$12,838, reserves of US$122 billion and
an average annual growth rate of 5.7%, it is clear that Taiwan is wealthy. Indications
are that this trend will continue in the future. Some of the shops in Taiwan accept
cash as only form of payment while few of them are willing to accept cheques.
Credit cards are accepted by most hotels, department stores and some larger retailers
in urban centres such as Taipei. Electronic banking machines are available at
branches of foreign banks operating in Taiwan and are rapidly being introduced
by Taiwanese institutions.
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 0872/0851/0837.
South Africa's main exports to Taiwan include iron and ore,
steel, machinery and electrical machinery, aluminium, motor vehicles, vehicle
parts, coal, wood and woodpulp, copper, precious stones & metal (gold), granite,
ores, organic chemicals, wool, tobacco, corn starch, preserved food and fruit
Taiwan's main exports to South Africa include machinery (computer),
bicycles, motorbike & auto parts, plastic resin and articles, yarn & fabric,
iron/steel products, toys, sports equipment, handtools, rubber goods and optical
For current information on trade statistics between South Africa
and Taiwan, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
South Africa-Republic of China
(Taiwan) Chamber of Economic Relations (SAROC) - Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mr MS Phalatse
Secretary: Mrs P Drotsky
Tel: (011) 3589700
Republic of China-South African Economic Council (ROCSA) - Taipei, Taiwan.
09-8862-27070111 ext 140
Mr CS Yang
Secretary-General: Mr M Chiang