Welcome Message

Pule Malefane March2018

January 2019   

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the South African Embassy website and a New Year full of hope.

I believe 2019 will be another auspicious year in South Africa’s calendar. Last year South Africa celebrated the Centenary of the first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu and will continue commemorating and celebrating their life.  

This month’s highlights;

South Africa assumes Non-Permanent Seat on the United Nations Security Council

South Africa in January officially assumes its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2019-2020.

As President Cyril Ramaphosa reflected: “This will be the third time that South Africa will be serving in the Security Council since the dawn of democracy in 1994. We are humbled and honoured by the confidence the international community has demonstrated in our capability to contribute to the resolution of global challenges." Read More...



Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
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.

State of the Nation Address (SoNA) 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) during a joint sitting of the two Houses

Visit to Kirsehir College

Ambassador Malefane attended the invitation of Mrs Ayşe BALTACI, the Director of Kırşehir College on 14 February

EMITT 2019

South Africa participated at the EMITT 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul from 31 January-3


First time voter registration is still an ongoing process and SACs who wish to register for the first time may

Key Highlights

  • South Africa will be participating at the EMITT 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul from 31 January-3 February 2019. 

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Quote of the Month


"If there is one appeal I could make, it is that young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders." 
– Nelson Mandela


Joke of the Month

Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. 

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