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South Africa

The presence of a large Greek Diaspora in South Africa led to the establishment of diplomatic relations as far back as the early 20th century. Greece has an Embassy in Pretoria and South Africa has an Embassy in Athens.

Political Relations

Under the previous racist regime of Apartheid, Greece strictly applied all the sanctions that had been imposed on the country. The democratization in South Africa in 1994 allowed the development of close relations. Greece supports the mediation efforts that South Africa undertakes in crises in the Sub-Saharan region, including in Zimbabwe and Sudan, as well as the initiatives to help Africans themselves bring about the rebirth of the African continent.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. in Johannesburg

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

South Africa was a major reception centre for Greek immigrants especially during the mid-20th century. The largest Greek communities are in Johannesburg, followed by Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban. It is difficult to determine the precise number of Greeks due to constant comings and goings, although the estimated figure is above 45,000. There is an agreement of cultural cooperation between Greece and South Africa.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to South Africa.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of South Africa who want to travel to Greece.

South Africa - Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Pretoria

Address : 323 North Village Lane, Hilside Lynwood 0081
Tel. : (0027) 12 3482352, (0027) 12 3482427
Fax : (0027) 12 3482448
Emergency tel: 0027 723434644
E-mail :
Web Site : www.mfa.gr/pretoria

Ambassador: Eleutherios Kouvaritakis

Consular Office in Pretoria

Address : 323 North Village Lane, Hilside Lynwood 0081
Tel: (0027) 12 348 2352, (0027) 12 348 2427    
Fax: (0027) 12 348 2448
E-mail:

Charge d' affaires: Zikos Tsoumanis

Consulate General in Johannesburg

Address: Fortune Kunene House, 261 Oxford Road, Illovo, 2196 Johannesburg
Tel. : (0027) 11 2142300
Fax : (0027) 11 214 2304
Emergency tel: (0027) 723566070
E-mail : ,  
Web Site : www.mfa.gr/johannesburg

Consul General : Theodoros Michalopoulos

Commercial Section in Johannesburg

Address : Fortune Kunene House,Oxford Road 261, Illovo 2196 Johannesburg
Tel: (0027) 11 2142317  
Fax:  (0027) 11 214 2304
E-mail:
Web Site: http://agora.mfa.gr

Head: Apostolos Michalopoulos

Consulate in Cape Town

Address : 19th Floor-Reserve Bank Building-60 St George's Mall-Cape Town 8001-(P.O.Box 3232, Cape Town 8000)
Tel. : (0027) 21 4248160 / 1
Fax : (0027) 21 4249421
Emergency tel: (0027) 72 9019619
E-mail :

Consul : Matsoukas Thomas

Honorary Consulate in Durban

Address: 32 Mentone Road, Morningside, Durban 4001
Tel.: (0027) 31 205 5590
Fax: (0027) 31 205 2270 
E-mail:   

Honorary Consul: Ioannis Ioannou

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