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South Africa and Uzbekistan established diplomatic
relations in 1992. The Embassy in Ankara is accredited on a non-residential basis
to the Republic of Uzbekistan.
South African Representation in Uzbekistan
is no South African representation in Uzbekistan, but the South African Ambassador
to Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Tashkent on a non-resident basis.
E Mr L M S Mngqikana
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Mr Michael Timcke
19a Kora Kum Street
TEL: 099 98 71 185 88 23
FAX: 099 98 71 137 25 46
Representation in South Africa
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with
residence in Ankara, Turkey.
H E Mr R Y Isaev
For details see the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ankara
under visa requirements.
Requirements for South Africans
South Africans need to apply for visas
when visiting Uzbekistan.
The following is needed to process visa applications:
completed application form
2 passport photographs
a letter of invitation
Applicants must apply directly to
Embassy of Uzbekistan
211. Sok No. 3
312 441 38 71-72
Fax: 312 442 70 58
SA's Honorary Consul, Mr Timcke
based in Tashkent can also be approached for assistance for visa and trade-related
further information go to Travelers' Health.
of Uzbekistan is one of the regions with the most favourable natural and geographical
conditions. It is located in the middle of the Central Asian area, between the
two big rivers of Amudarya and Syrdarya.
The climate is sharply continental
i.e a wide range of temperatures at day and night, in summer and winter. Its specificity
is low precipitation, low relative humidity of the air in summer and whence -
a lot of sunshine. Daytime in summer lasts about 15 hours and in winter no less
than 9 hours.
The coldest winter month is January when the temperature in
the North drops to minus 8 degrees and more, while in the extreme South, the temperature
is above zero (2.8 degrees above zero, on the average). Temperature in winter
may drop to 35-38 degrees below zero. A very cold winter was registered in 1993-1994
when the temperature dropped to minus 33-35 degrees. The winter lasts for 5 months
in the north of Uzbekistan.
The hottest summer month is July, and in mountainous
areas is July - August. The maximum air temperature in summer exceeds 42 degrees.
The highest temperature of 49.6 was registered in the city of Termuz on 21 June
For up-to-date weather information click here
unit is the Uzbekistan Sum, which is subject to rapid inflationary change. It
is not convertible. The official current rate of exchange on December 2002 was
Uzbek Som 985 to the US Dollar.
Hotel bills can be paid by credit card.
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.
The last time trade statistics were recorded between South
Africa and Uzbekistan, was for the period from January to September 1999, amounting
to approximately R275 000.
For current information on trade statistics between
South Africa and Uzbekistan, visit the web site of the Department
of Trade and Industry of South Africa
Groups and Information
Uzbekistan-South African Friendship Society
ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. What business opportunities are available
Uzbekistan has the largest economic potential among
the Central Asian Republics and is distinguished by many indicators both of industrial
and agricultural development. Its potential lies in the agriculture sector in
terms of farming, fruit, vegetables and cotton growing.
The country has
one of the world's major gold reserves. It has oil, gas, uranium and other minerals.