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South Africa
Republic of South Africa

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : December 1, 1992
  • Bilateral Trade(2020, IMF) : $ 1,740 million
    • Exports : $ 730 million
    • Imports : $ 1,010 million
  • Number of Koreans living in South Africa(2019) : 3,834
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to South Africa
      • 1994   May: Special Envoy Han Wan-sang
      • 1996   April: Minister of Foreign Affairs Gong Ro-myung
      • 1999   February: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hong Soon-young
      • 1999   June: Prime Minister Kim Jong-pil
      • 2000   Augus: tMinister for Trade Han Duck-soo
      • 2001   May: Minister for Trade Hwang Doo-yeon
      • 2002   September: Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Sung-hong
      • 2004   April: Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Huh Sung-kwan
      • 2004   May: Special Envoy Choi Sung-hong
      • 2004   September: Vice Minister of Science and Technology Lim Sang-kyu
      • 2005   January: Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Oh Young-gyo
      • 2006   February: Prime Minister Lee Hae-chan
      • 2006   May: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ban Ki-moon
      • 2007   March: Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kim Sung-jin
      • 2007   April: Minister of Justice Kim Sung-ho
      • 2007   November: Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kang Mu-hyun
      • 2007   November: Deputy prime minister for economic affairs Kwon Oh-kyu
      • 2008   April: National Assembly Speaker Lim Chae-jeong
      • 2009   May: Special Envoy Hong Jun-pyo
      • 2009   July: Deputy Prime Minister
      • 2009   November: Chairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection
      • 2010   January: 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
      • 2010   March: Members of National Assembly(Senior Envoy)
      • 2010   June: Chairman of Korea Communications Commision
      • 2010   October: Parliamentary Inspection of the Administration
      • 2011   January: Representatives of National Policy Committee of National Assembly
      • 2011   January: Representatives of Health and Welfare Committee of National Assembly
      • 2011   July: President Lee Myung Bak
      • 2013   August: Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Kyung-soo
      • 2013   December: Prime Minister Jeong Hong-won
      • 2015   December: Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Sungchoon
      • 2016   March: Speaker of the National Assembly Chung Ui Hwa
      • 2017   March: Members of Special Committee on Budget & Accounts(including President Kim Hyeon-mi)
      • 2018   January: Members of Special Committee on Budget & Accounts(including President Baek Jae-hyeon)
      • 2018   September: Prosecutor General Moon Moo-il, (23th International Association of Prosecutors)
      • 2019   January: Members of Gender Equality and Family Committee (including President Jeon Hye-sook)
      • 2019   July: South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa


    • From South Africa to the ROK
      • 1995   February: Minister of Foreign Affairs Alfred Nzo
      • 1995   July: President Nelson Mandela
      • 1997   October: Minister of Trade and Industry Alec Erwin
      • 1998   April: Deputy President Thabo Mbeki
      • 2001   March: Former President Nelson Mandela
      • 2004   February: Vice Minister of Science and Technology Sonjica
      • 2004   September: Minister of Communications Padayachie
      • 2005   May: Minister of Public Administration Moleketi, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry Sonjica
      • 2005   June: Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Hanekom
      • 2005   September: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pahad
      • 2007   May: Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka
      • 2009   November: Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim
      • 2010   May: Minister of Energy
      • 2010   October: Vice President Mothlante
      • 2010   November: President Zuma
      • 2011   January: Chairman of National Assembly
      • 2011   Novemeber: Minister of Finance Nene
      • 2012   March: President Jacob Zuma
      • 2012   June: Deputy Minister for Mineral resources Oliphant
      • 2012   September: Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim
      • 2012   October: Director-General of International Relations and Cooperation Matjila
      • 2012   December: Director-General of Department of Energy Magubane
      • 2013   September: Secretary of the Senate Mahlangu
      • 2013   October: Vice Minister of Energy Thomson
      • 2015   November: Minister of Transportation Peters
      • 2017   September: Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services
      • 2019   September: Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshka / Director-General, Department of Basic Education Hubert Mathanzima Mweli (UNESCO High Level Forum)
      • 2019   October: Bhekokwakhe Hamilton Cele Prosecutor General(K-Safety Expo)

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