South African Embassy, Vienna
Sandgasse 33, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 320 6493
Fax: +43 1 320 6493 51
Emergency No: +43 664 7550 3585 FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY (NOT FOR VISA RELATED ENQUIRIES)

Business Hours Embassy
Mon-Fri 08.00-12.45; 13.30-16.30
Visiting Hours Consular Section

Visa, SA Citizen Services
Mon-Fri 08.30 - 12.00

BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH SLOVAKIA

Bilateral relations between South Africa and the Slovak Republic are cordial and date back to 1993.  Whilst South Africa does not have an Embassy in Bratislava, the Ambassador in Vienna is accredited on a non-resident basis to Slovakia.  The Slovak Republic has an Embassy in Pretoria.  South Africa has an Honorary Consul based in Bratislava.  There is a bilateral consultation mechanism between the two countries in the Joint Council for Economic Cooperation (JCEC).

Bilateral trade between SA and Slovakia from January – December 2019 amounted to Euro 185.5 million which is an increase of 32.3 % in comparison to the same period in 2018. South Africa exports amounted to Euro 62.4 million, an increase of 102.5 % and Slovak exports amounted to Euro 123.1 million, an increase of 12.5 % compared to the same period in 2018.

Trade statistics for the past five years:

2015
Total trade between South Africa and the Slovak Republic – Euro 129.9 million
South African exports to Slovakia – Euro 21.9 million
Slovakian exports to South Africa – Euro 108 million

2016
Total trade between South Africa and the Slovak Republic – Euro 126.5 million
South African exports to Slovakia – Euro 23.5 million
Slovakian exports to South Africa – Euro 103 millio

2017
Total trade between South Africa and the Slovak Republic - Euro 140.2 million
South African exports to Slovakia - Euro 30.8 million
Slovakian exports to South Africa - Euro 109.4 million

2018
Total trade between South Africa and the Slovak Republic - Euro 172.4 million
South African exports to Slovakia - Euro 49.3 million
Slovakian exports to South Africa - Euro 123.1 million

2019
Total trade between SA and the Slovak Republic - Euro 183.5 million
Exports from SA to the Slovak Republic - Euro 50.8 million
Imports from the Slovak Republic to SA - Euro 132.7 million

The number of Slovak visitors arriving in South Africa in 2019 was 2852.

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