The Embassy located in Addis Ababa represents the Republic of South Africa in the best and the most effective way and promote relations between South Africa and Ethiopia as well as to represent the Republic of South Africa in the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).  The Embassy is also accredited to the Republic of Djibouti.

This website provides general information about South Africa and links to relevant governmental websites for more detailed information.  It also provides information to foreign citizens wishing to travel to South Africa.  The Embassy offices, situated in Addis Ababa, offers consular services, advice and information to South African citizens visiting or living permanently in Ethiopia.

H.E. Ambassador Xolisa Makaya is the current Head of Mission and Permanent Representative.  He is supported by a team of officials designated according to the following sections:

  • Administration and Consular service
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Bilateral relations
  • Civic and Immigration
  • Defence
  • Economic
  • Legal
  • Multilateral Partnerships
  • Peace and Security
  • Political
  • Social Affairs
  • Trade

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Addis Ababa is at your disposal for any further information and assistance.

Contact us

E-mail Addresses
For administration:
For bilateral trade and relations:
For South African citizen’s support:
For visa and civic services:
For AU and UNECA related enquiries:

Physical address
Nafisilk Lafto, Subcity, Kebele 03
South Africa Avenue
Addis Ababa

Postal Address
P.O.Box 1091
Addis Ababa

Contact numbers
Telephone:      +251 11 371 1002/1017/0272/3034, 
Fax:               +251 11 371 3035
After hours:     +251 91 125 2729 (officer of duty)
                      +251 11 371 0316 (security desk)
DIRCO Head Office Pretoria: +27 12 351 1000

Working Hours
Monday to Friday:  08h30 – 12h30; 13:15 – 17:00

Public Holidays


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