Welcome Message

Tshepo Ranamane PHOTO


March 2020   

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the South African Embassy website. Please find below the highlights for this month and specific activities that were facilitated by the Embassy;

Human Rights Month and Human Rights Day on 21 March
Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. The theme of Human Rights Month this year  is "The year of unity, socio-economic renewal and nation Building". Human Rights Day on 21 March falls within this period.

Human Rights Day in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It became an iconic date in South Africa’s history that today South Africans commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights.  Read More..


Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Dr Naledi Pandor
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.


INFORMATION TO SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS IN TURKEY South African citizens residing in Turkey, please take note of the

Measures to combat COVID-19

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic 15 March 2020  Fellow South

Uludag Exporters Association Seminar

The Heads of Mission of Kenya and South Africa were invited to attend the seminar “Making Business in Africa” by the


2020 Mining Indaba was held on 3-6 February 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa.The African Mining Indaba is the world’s

Key Highlights

  • South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March and celebrates the 21st of March as Human Rights Day to honour those who fought for South Africa’s liberation and to celebrate the many rights guaranteed under the Constitution.
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Quote of the Month


"Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings."
 ~ Nelson Mandela


Joke of the Month


Man and the Cat
A man hated his wife's cat and he decided to get rid of it. He drove 20 blocks away from home and dropped the cat there. The cat was already walking up the driveway when he approached his home. 

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Contact Us


Filistin Sokak No: 27 GOP 06700 Ankara Turkey

Telephone: +90 (312)  405 68 61

Visa Section: + 90 ( 312) 405 68 71

Fax: +90 (312) 446 64 34

E-Mail: general.ankara@dirco.gov.za