New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa


New Zealand High Commissioner Richard Mann hosted in Pretoria this week our expanding network of honorary consuls in southern Africa.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


From Tuesday 28 October 2014, the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Pretoria will operate from a new location.

New contact details will be:

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
1109  Jan Shoba Street
Brooklyn Office Park
Block D, Ground Floor
Brooklyn, Pretoria
South Africa.


Over 2-3 September 2014 the New Zealand and South African Governments jointly hosted an agriculture and fisheries workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at addressing barriers to the agricultural and seafood export trade and promoting economic development.


High Commissioner Richard Mann and Air Vice-Marshal Mike Yardley, Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, met with Deputy Director-General of the Department of  International Relations and Cooperation, Ambassador Anil Sooklal today.


The High Commission would like to advise New Zealanders travelling to or from South Africa to be aware of new regulations for travel in South Africa. Failure to become familiar with these new regulations could have significant consequences on planned travel.

While a short summary is provided here, the full regulations are available on the South African Department of Home Affairs website.

New travel regulations relating to travel with children


The application closing dates for NZDS for study commencing in January 2015 have now passed.


Zambian businessman Mark O’Donnell has been inaugurated as New Zealand’s first Honorary Consul in Lusaka in a ceremony hosted by High Commissioner Richard Mann.  Mark’s jurisdiction covers the whole country.  He is a well-known and respected businessman with interests in hotels, supermarkets and other sectors.  Mark is also Chairman of the Zambian Tourism Authority.  We welcome Mark to our network of diplomatic representation in southern Africa.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook

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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

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