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Diplomatic Representation for South Africa


Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
January 30, 2015
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Chronological Listing by Country

(Click on Alphabet for beginning to Country Name)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

(Formerly UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA)


DATE

NAME/MISSION

   
November 5, 1929 LEGATION OPENED
   
November 5, 1929 Eric Hendrik Louw, E.E. and M.P.
   
January 31, 1934 Ralph William Close, E.E. and M.P.
   
March 13, 1944 Dr. S. F. N. Gie, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
April 2, 1944 E.E. and M.P.
(DIED - April 9, 1945)
   
May 7, 1945 J. R. Jordaan, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
   
July 4, 1945 H. T. Andrews, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
August 10, 1945 E.E. and M.P.
   
March 3, 1949 LEGATION RAISED TO EMBASSY
   
February 29, 1949 H. T. Andrews, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 3, 1949 Amb. E. and P.
   
September 26, 1949 G. P. Jooste, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 28, 1949 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 26, 1954 John Edward Holloway, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 18, 1954 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 7, 1956 W. C. du Plessis, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 7, 1956 Amb. E. and P.
   
September 13, 1960 Willem Christiaan Naude, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 6, 1960 Amb. E. and P.
   
February 9, 1965 Harald L. T. Taswell, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 24, 1965 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 18, 1971 Johan Samuel Frederick Botha, Appt. Amb. E&P
September 21, 1971 Amb. E. and P.
   
July 18, 1975 Jeremy B. Shearer, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
   
July 30, 1975 Roelof Frederik Botha, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 3, 1975 Amb. E. and P.
   
March 27, 1977 Jeremy B. Shearar, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
   
May 11, 1977 Donald Bell Sole, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
May 16, 1977 Amb. E. and P
   
June 4, 1982 Bernardus Gerhardus "Brand" Fourie, Apptd. Amb. E. and P.
July 29, 1982 Amb. E. and P.
   
September 23, 1985 Johannes Albertus Hermanus "Herb" Beukes, Appt
November 5, 1985 Amb E and P.
   
May 1, 1987 Pieter G. J. Koornhof, Appt
May 11, 1987 Amb E and P.
   
March 6, 1991 Harry Heinz Schwarz, Appt
April 11, 1991 Amb. E. and P.
   
January 12, 1995 Franklin A. Sonn (First Ambassador from Democratic SA)
(copies of credentials)
   
March 20, 1995 Amb. E. and P. (WH Credentials)
   
March 8, 1999 Sheila Sisulu, Appt.
April 19, 1999 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 28, 2003 Barbara Masekela, Appt.
September 8, 2003 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 14, 2007 Welile Nhlapo, Appt.
September 18, 2007 Amb. E. and P.
   
August 4, 2010 Ebrahim Rasool, Appt.
August 10, 2010 Amb. E. and P.
   
January 30, 2015 Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, Appt.
February 23, 2015 Amb. E. and P.

 

Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary



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