New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa


Just because you are out of the country doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having your say in two binding referendums on the future of the New Zealand flag. 


The Government of Kenya has announced that from 1 September 2015 all applications for visas for Kenya must be made online.  It will no longer be possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport.  Before travelling to Kenya, travellers must visit the Kenyan Department of Immigration Services website to apply for a visa.  You will be required to upload a photo, a passport scan, your travel itinerary, pay the necessary fee online and print out and carry with you the eVisa and present it at your port of entry to Kenya. 

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From 1 June 2015, important new regulations will come into effect for all travellers entering and departing South Africa with children.  The changes will affect South African citizens and non-citizens. 


Anzac Day is a significant national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders.  It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War.  To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula, the Australian and New Zealand High Commissions in Pretoria will jointly host the Centenary Anzac Day dawn service commemoration on Saturday, 25 April 2015.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Our new honorary consul in Dar es Salaam, Hatim Karimjee has met with Tanzanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mahadi Maalim to present his letter of commission signed by the New Zealand Governor General.   

Deputy Minister Maalim said that he was happy to see New Zealand appoint an honorary consul in Tanzania, especially as he had studied at university in New Zealand. 

Mr Karimjee is President of Toyota Tanzania and Trustee of the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation which offers education opportunities to young people in Tanzania.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


High Commissioner Richard Mann attended the annual prize-giving ceremony at the Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School in east Johannesburg.  “This is a high achieving school – each year the students achieve higher grades across the curriculum, as well as excelling in school sports competitions. “    

The High Commissioner presented the Hillary Step awards to two students – grade 6 students Sumaiya Cotwal and Lesego Sithole – for qualities of perserverance, a consistently positive attitude and demonstrated leadership potential.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Southern Africa File

Our quarterly newsletter which highlights the work of the New Zealand High Commission in Pretoria. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.