1. Office of the Ambassador

  2. Political Section

  3. Consular Section

  4. Administration

  5. Trade Office

  6. Defense

 

OFFICE OF THE AMBASSADOR:

 

Her Excellency Ambassador Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: (202) 25213278

 

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POLITICAL SECTION:

  1. Composition:

  • The Political Section of the Mission consists of:

  • Ambassador Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya

  • Ms Selly Ramokgopa, Counsellor, Political,

  1. Objectives of the Political Section:

  • To protect and promote South African National interests and values through bilateral and multilateral interactions.

  • To conduct and co-ordinate South Africa’s international relations and promote foreign policy objectives.

  • To promote a positive image of South Africa through tourism.

  • To promote South Africa as a preferred tourism destination, a country alive with possibilities for trade and investments.

  1. The Political Section of the Embassy aims to intensify its political dialogue and economic interaction with Egypt towards strengthening and consolidating our bilateral and multilateral relations.

  1. Efforts will include the following:

  • Alignment of existing bilateral agreements with service delivery objectives in order to implement viable projects beneficial to both South Africa and Egypt;

  • Streamlining the activities and programmes of the Joint Bilateral Commission

  • Implementation of economic, trade and investment strategies towards greater commercial interaction with Egypt;

  • Stimulating people to people interaction, especially in arts, culture, sport and tourism;

  • Maintenance of multilateral co-operation in relation to AU and NEPAD;

  • Intensification and co-ordination of international efforts with Egypt towards a peaceful solution of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as the broader Middle East region;

  • Seeking alignment with Egypt on the priority issues of stability and security and the reconstruction and development of the African Continent;

  • Broadening the bilateral and multilateral dialogue between South Africa and Egypt through intensified high level exchanges.

Vision of the Department of Foreign Affairs

Our vision is an African Continent, which is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and united, and which contributes to a world that is just and equitable.

 

 

Mission of the DFA

We are committed to promoting South Africa’s national interests and values, the African Renaissance and the creation of a better world for all.

 

Strategic Objectives of the DFA

  • Through bilateral and multilateral interactions protect and promote South African National interests and values

  • Conduct and co-ordinate South Africa’s international relations and promote its foreign policy objectives

  • Monitor international developments and advise government on foreign policy and related domestic matters

  • Protect South Africa’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

  • Contribute to the formulation of international law and enhance respect for the provisions thereof

  • Promote multilateralism to secure a rules based international system

  • Maintain a modern, effective and excellence driven department

  • Provide consular services to South African nationals abroad

  • Provide a world class and uniquely South African State Protocol service

Values

The Department of Foreign Affairs adheres to the following values:

  • Patriotism

  • Loyalty

  • Dedication

  • Ubuntu

  • Equity

  • Integrity

  • Batho pele

CONTACT DETAILS:


Ms.Salaelo Ramokgopa

Political Counsellor

 

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: (202) 2521 3278

 

 

Mr.Seemane Abia Molapo

First Secretary Political

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: 25213278

 

 

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CONSULAR SECTION


Purpose:  Responsible for the rendering of consular services to South African citizens in distress when travelling abroad and to render other consular services to clients from the Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

Ms.Boitumelo Joyce Shounyane

First Secretary Immigration and Civic Services

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: (202) 25213230

 

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ADMINISTRATION:


Purpose: The purpose of the Administration Section within the Embassy is to support the Ambassador, all line function officers and other levels of staff with financial and logistical services, in order for them to carry out their responsibilities effectively, efficiently and in the most economical way which are consistent with the Public Finance Management Act and the Treasury Regulations. The following services are available within Administration: Accounts Section Procurement of goods/services Messenger and driver/chauffeur services Management of properties State department liaison services General Administration. The Administration Division is also responsible for rendering consular services to South African citizens in distress who are travelling abroad and other consular services to clients from the Arab Republic of Egypt.

 

Mr. Johnny Demetroudes

First Secretary

Administration & Consular
 

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: 20-2 25213277

 

Olive Vilakazi

Attache

 

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: 25213277

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TRADE OFFICE:

 

Purpose: We are representatives of the South African national Department of Trade and Industry and as part of the South African Mission in Egypt, are responsible for promoting bilateral investments, consolidating the two-way trade exchange between South Africa and Egypt and promoting export of South African goods and services to Egypt.

What services do we offer?

Investing in South Africa

Provide information on the investment opportunities and business environment

  • Arrange investment missions and seminars

  • Provide information on incentive packages

  • Match investors to potential joint venture partners

  • Offer guidance on locating in South Africa

Buying from South Africa

  • Match buyers with suppliers

  • Provide information on capability of various sectors or industries

  • Organize buying missions to South Africa

  • Support buyers to attend certain trade shows and exhibitions in South Africa

Selling in Egypt:

Provide information on prospective buyers, wholesalers and distributors

  • Facilitate trade missions and seminars

  • Arranging and supporting trade shows and exhibitions in Egypt

  • Provide market reports for certain products and services

Ms.Sara Dien

Economic Counsellor

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: 20-2 25213261

 

Useful link: http://www.thedti.gov.za

 

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OFFICE OF THE DEFENCE ATTACHE:

 

Purpose: The purpose of the office of the Defense Attaché is to represent the South African Department of Defense and the South African National Defense Force in Egypt and Jordan. This office endeavours to establish, enhance and maintain contact at the highest level with the Armed Forces in the countries of accreditation.

 

Contact Details of the Office of the Defense Attaché

 

Colonel Bethuel Mpho Mathebe

Defense Attache to Egypt and Jordan

 

Tel: (202) 2535 3000

Fax: +20 225213240

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South African Holidays:
 

New Years Day 01 January

  • Human Rights Day 21 March

  • Good Friday 06 April

  • Family Day 09 April

  • Freedom Day 27 April

  • Workers Day 01 May

  • Youth Day 16 June

  • National Women’s Day 09 August

  • Heritage Day 24 September

  • Day of Reconciliation 16 December

  • Christmas Day 25 December

  • Day of Goodwill 26 December

* If a holiday falls on a Sunday the following Monday becomes an in-lieu public holiday

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