Welcome to South Africa

25 January 2021

Heads of Mission-Designate presented their letters of credence to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 January 2022. They arrive in South Africa at a time when the impact of dealing with the Covid-19 global viral pandemic is being experienced. It is also a time of vibrant and robust discourse of South Africa's young democracy and a crucial moment in the changing dynamic of diplomacy and the geo-politic.

The Heads of Mission-Designate from the following countries will serve at missions in South Africa with the aim of advancing diplomatic relations.
High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi, Her Excellency Mrs Stella Hauya Ndau
Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, His Excellency Mr Claudio Perez Paladino
Ambassador of Romania, Her Excellency Mrs Monica-Cecilia Sitaru
Ambassador of the State of Israel, His Excellency Mr Eliav Belotsercovsky
Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Her Excellency Mrs Librada Ela Asumu
High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, His Excellency Dr Lovell Francis
Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador, His Excellency Mr Juan Francisco Larrea Miño
Ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Her Excellency Mrs Chantal Maryse Itoua-Apoyolo
Ambassador of Mexico, Her Excellency Ms Sara Valdes Bolaño
Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency Mr Georgios Aravositas
Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, His Excellency Mr Mohammed Hacene Echarif
High Commissioner of New Zealand, Her Excellency Dr Emma Rebecca Dunlop-Bennet
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Enrique Orta González

(Photos GCIS)