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.

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 whereas our country also provides this country with development assistance.

Embassy in Pretoria 

Address : 323 North Village Lane, Hilside Lynwood
Tel. : 0027 (0) 12 3482352, 0027 (0) 12 3482427
Fax : (002712) 4304313
Emergency tel: 0027713527326/ 0027724495196
E-mail :
Web Site :
Head of Mission: Maria Diamantopoulou

Consular Office in Pretoria 

Address : 323 North Village Lane, Hilside Lynwood
Tel: (002712) 3427136
Fax: (002712) 4304313
Charge d’ affaires: Zikos Tsoumanis

Consulate General in Johannesburg

Address: Fortune Kunene House, 261 Oxford Road, Illovo, 2196 Johannesburg
Tel. : 0027 (0) 11 2142300
Fax : 0027 (0) 11 214 2304
Emergency tel: 0027(0)723566070
E-mail :
Web Site :
Consul General : Theodoros Michalopoulos

Commercial Section

Address : Fortune Kunene House,Oxford Road 261, Illovo 2196 Johannesburg
Tel: (002711) 2142317
Fax: (002711) 4477678
E-mail: ,
Head: Panagiotis Dermetzoglou


Consulate in Cape Town

Address : 19th Floor-Reserve Bank Building-60 St George’s Mall-Cape Town 8001-Republic of S.Africa (P.O.Box 3232, Cape Town 8000)
Tel. : (002721) 4248160
Fax : (002721) 4249421
Emergency tel: 002772 9019619
E-mail :
Consul : Matsoukas Thomas


Embassy of South Africa in Greece

Leoforos Kifisias 60, 151 25, Μarousi
Τel: 210.610.66.45, Fax: 210.610.66.40

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