Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 11.12 ZAR (21 September 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).


R. I. P. Mama Winnie
1936 – 2018
South Africa

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Announcement

September 07, 2018

Mission Closure for Heritage Day

The South African High Commission in Ottawa and the Consulate-General in Toronto will be closed on Monday, 24 September 2018, to observe Heritage Day. Heritage Day recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth and diversity of our nation.

Latest News

September 21, 2018

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on economic stimulus and recovery plan

The stimulus and recovery plan we are outlining consists of a range of measures, both financial and non-financial, that will be implemented immediately to firstly ignite economic activity, secondly restore investor confidence, thirdly prevent further job losses and create new jobs, and fourthly to address some urgent challenges that affect the conditions faced by vulnerable groups among our people. Read more...

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September 14, 2018

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Members of the Diplomatic Corps

Let me take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and that of our government and citizens for your presence in, and partnership with, our country. Allow me to take this opportunity to acknowledge that, with the leadership transition that has taken place in South Africa, there has been a delay in finalising the agreement for some High Commissioners- and Ambassadors-Designate. Read more...

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September 12, 2018

South Africa to participate in African Union meetings

The African Union Commission (AUC) will hold its sixth Retreat of the Executive Council from 12 – 13 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as part of preparations for the African Union Summit. The retreat will focus on identifying effective implementation strategies for the reform of the Commission, DIRCO said in a statement. Read more...

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September 11, 2018

South Africa to participate in G20 trade ministers meeting

Changes brought on by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the inclusive global value chains will be at the centre of the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting, that gets underway on Friday. South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is set to attend the session in the resort city of Mar del Plata, in Argentina. Read more...















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