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Pule Malefane March2018

December 2019   

Welcome to the South African Embassy website and find below the highlights of the month.

Greetings to one and all and join me in the journey as we take you down memory lane with this refreshed mission portal which contains content that is exciting and informative Let me take this liberty as I bid farewell to Turkey, as my tour of duty ends this December after a completion of interesting and exciting years as South Africa’s Ambassador to Turkey, non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Uzbekistan. It has been a wonderful 4 years which I and my family enjoyed as we immersed in the friendliness of the diplomatic community and the Turkish hospitality. Although I had an intensive diplomatic agenda, I had the chance to criss-cross the length and breadth of Turkey and experience the rich and colourful history and cultural heritage of Turkey.

On the diplomatic relations between South Africa and Turkey, I can say that both countries enjoy cordial bilateral relations and will continue to strengthen the relations at a high level. On the economic front, much still needs to be done to level the playing field and attain the “Win-Win” goal for mutual benefit. 

Also as being the South African non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan and to the Republic of Uzbekistan, I tried to strengthen the diplomatic relations with several visits to these countries and focused on building a strong bridge between the countries government officials.

Finally I would like to wish all the best to the South African Embassy in Ankara and thank the embassy staff and diplomats for helping me navigate this long arduous journey. I strongly believe they will capable of moving South Africa forward in all their future works and thank to all the people I met during my stay in Turkey all the best. 

We the Malefanes wish you all a Happy New Year and invite you to indulge in some of the exciting activities and commemorations below in enhancing your knowledge and experience. Read More..


Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Dr Naledi Pandor
of the Republic of South Africa
Turkish nationals are exempted for Visa for a period of 30 days for touristic, official and business visit. They must hold a return ticket and letter of invitation if applicable.

Farewell to Ambassador & CSM

After 4 years of strengthening bilateral relations with Turkey, the South African Embassy in Ankara is about to

Remembering Madiba

Today marks 6 years since the passing of Nelson Mandela - First democratically elected President of the Republic of

Courtesy call to Ankara Mission

Courtesy call by By His Royal Highness Prince Spumendo Mokgabudi to HE Ambassador Malefane on 29 November 2019.‬

TRAVEL EXPO Ankara Tourism Fair

South African Embassy is attending the TravelExpo Ankara 4th International Tourism Fair at ATO Congresium from 14-17

Key Highlights

  • World AIDS Day will be commemorated on 1st December with the theme ‘It is my right to know my status; Prevention is my responsibility’ and the slogan, ‘Let Our Actions Count!’ Let’s make this year’s World AIDS Day the biggest ever yet!
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Quote of the Month


Nelson Mandela Dec 2019 quote   ~ Nelson Mandela


Joke of the Month


Man and the Cat
A man hated his wife's cat and he decided to get rid of it. He drove 20 blocks away from home and dropped the cat there. The cat was already walking up the driveway when he approached his home. 

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Contact Us


Filistin Sokak No: 27 GOP 06700 Ankara Turkey

Telephone: +90 (312)  405 68 61

Visa Section: + 90 ( 312) 405 68 71

Fax: +90 (312) 446 64 34

E-Mail: general.ankara@dirco.gov.za