25 January 2022
President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 January 2022, received Letters of Credence from Ambassadors and High Commissioners-designate at credentials ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.
The Heads of Mission-Designate were from the following countries:
Republic of Malawi
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
State of Israel
Ambassador of the State of Israel, His Excellency Mr Eliav Belotsercovsky
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Her Excellency Mrs Librada Ela Asumu
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, His Excellency Dr Lovell Francis
Republic of Ecuador
Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador, His Excellency Mr Juan Francisco Larrea Miño
Republic of Congo
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
People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
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
Republic of Cuba
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Enrique Orta González
The Heads of Mission-Designate will serve at missions in South Africa with the aim of advancing diplomatic relations. The credential ceremony fully confirms the authority of the new Head of Mission & also affirms recognition of the nation & government that they represents.
The presentation of credentials by Head of Mission is equivalent to the establishment, continuation, & strengthening of Diplomatic Relations between two countries.
The Diplomatic Informer Magazine SA wishes to Congratulate their Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners on the presentation of their letters of credence and wish them well during their tenure in the Republic of South Africa as they assume their duties.