Ireland In South Africa
Find out about Ireland’s trade, community, cultural, diplomatic and business activities in South Africa
Diplomatic relations were established between South Africa and Ireland 30 years ago, but links between the two countries go back further.
Shared experiences of colonialism, struggle and challenge between our countries inform similar perspectives on our world today.
We work in co-operation in international affairs, particularly at multilateral organisations such as the UN. Human rights and development issues are central to the foreign policy of both countries.
increase in Irish good exported to South Africa in 2022
of South African good were exported to Ireland in 2022
Nelson Mandela visited Ireland, just five months after being released from prison
Embassy of Ireland, South Africa
The Embassy works to:
- promote and protect Irish interests in New Zealand
- strengthen political and economic relationships
- support the Irish community
- advance cultural ties and promote Irish arts.
The Embassy works closely with Irish State Agencies in South Africa and at home, to promote trade, tourism and inward investment.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
The role of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is to act as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture suppliers, and existing and potential customers throughout the world.
Promoting foreign direct investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.
Ornua is a dairy co-operative which markets and sells dairy products on behalf of its members; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.