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South Africa
Republic of South Africa

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : December 1, 1992
  • Bilateral Trade(2017) : 3,275 million
    • Exports : $ 969 million
    • Imports : $ 2,305 million
  • Number of Koreans living in South Africa(2017) : 3,650
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to South Africa
      • 1994   MaySpecial Envoy Han Wan-sang
      • 1996   AprilMinister of Foreign Affairs Gong Ro-myung
      • 1999   FebruaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Hong Soon-young
      • 1999   JunePrime Minister Kim Jong-pil
      • 2000   AugustMinister for Trade Han Duck-soo
      • 2001   MayMinister for Trade Hwang Doo-yeon
      • 2002   SeptemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Choi Sung-hong
      • 2004   AprilMinister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Huh Sung-kwan
      • 2004   MaySpecial Envoy Choi Sung-hong
      • 2004   SeptemberVice Minister of Science and Technology Lim Sang-kyu
      • 2005   JanuaryMinister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Oh Young-gyo
      • 2006   FebruaryPrime Minister Lee Hae-chan
      • 2006   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs Ban Ki-moon
      • 2007   MarchMinister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kim Sung-jin
      • 2007   AprilMinister of Justice Kim Sung-ho
      • 2007   NovemberMinister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Kang Mu-hyun
      • 2007   NovemberDeputy prime minister for economic affairs Kwon Oh-kyu
      • 2008   AprilNational Assembly Speaker Lim Chae-jeong
      • 2009   MaySpecial Envoy Hong Jun-pyo
      • 2009   JulyDeputy Prime Minister
      • 2009   NovemberChairman of the Board of Audit and Inspection
      • 2010   January1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
      • 2010   MarchMembers of National Assembly(Senior Envoy)
      • 2010   JuneChairman of Korea Communications Commision
      • 2010   OctoberParliamentary Inspection of the Administration
      • 2011   JanuaryRepresentatives of National Policy Committee of National Assembly
      • 2011   JanuaryRepresentatives of Health and Welfare Committee of National Assembly
      • 2011   JulyPresident Lee Myung Bak
      • 2013   AugustAssistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Kyung-soo
      • 2013   DecemberPrime Minister Jeong Hong-won
      • 2015   DecemberMinister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Sungchoon
      • 2016   MarchSpeaker of the National Assembly Chung Ui Hwa
    • From South Africa to the ROK
      • 1995   FebruaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Alfred Nzo
      • 1995   JulyPresident Nelson Mandela
      • 1997   OctoberMinister of Trade and Industry Alec Erwin
      • 1998   AprilDeputy President Thabo Mbeki
      • 2001   MarchFormer President Nelson Mandela
      • 2004   FebruaryVice Minister of Science and Technology Sonjica
      • 2004   SeptemberMinister of Communications Padayachie
      • 2005   MayMinister of Public Administration Moleketi, Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry Sonjica
      • 2005   JuneDeputy Minister of Science and Technology Hanekom
      • 2005   SeptemberDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pahad
      • 2007   MayDeputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka
      • 2009   NivemberDeputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim
      • 2010   MayMinister of Energy
      • 2010   OctoberVice President Mothlante
      • 2010   NovemberPresident Zuma
      • 2011   JanuaryChairman of National Assembly
      • 2011   NovemebrMinister of Finance Nene
      • 2012   MarchPresident Jacob Zuma
      • 2012   JuneDeputy Minister for Mineral resources Oliphant
      • 2012   SeptemberDeputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ebrahim
      • 2012   OctoberDirector-General of International Relations and Cooperation Matjila
      • 2012   DecemberDirector-General of Department of Energy Magubane
      • 2013   SeptemberSecretary of the Senate Mahlangu
      • 2013   OctoberVice Minister of Energy Thomson
      • 2015   NovemberMinister of Transportation Peters
      • 2017   SeptemberMinister of Telecommunications and Postal Services

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