|I hope that as you browse these pages you will not only gather the information you seek but you will also experience the warmth and hospitality of Jamaica.|
Jamaica and South Africa share a relationship that is strong and deeply rooted in close political, cultural and fraternal bonds. In this connection, we are proud of the principled activism which we pursued in the international arena during apartheid through the works of our writers, musicians, orators, politicians and artists.
Jamaica is widely known in South Africa for its music, involvement in sports and for being an entertainment and tourism paradise, and for solidarity with the people of the continent in the cause of justice, freedom and equality.
The High Commission seeks to strengthen and deepen the ties of friendship between both countries and peoples by facilitating increased cultural exchanges, people to people interaction, the development of trade and business linkages, as well as Jamaica’s continued defence of the shared principles of equality, justice, democracy and development.
South Africa and the wider African continent represent a major plank in the Government of Jamaica’s efforts to diversify its network of bilateral partners to forge new relationships. To this end, the High Commission, which is one of the two Jamaican Missions on the African continent, is also responsible for promoting Jamaica’s relations with the countries of Southern and Eastern Africa. The High Commission will actively work at improving these bilateral relationships and reaching out to the Jamaican Diaspora located across the region.
On our site you will find general information on Jamaica, trading with and investing in Jamaica, and visiting Jamaica, as well as updated news items and links on the latest developments in Jamaica and at the High Commission. The site also provides consular information to assist with various services such as visas, passports and citizenship. You are welcome to register on our website and to visit regularly for updates on developments in Jamaica. Feel free to send us your comments and suggestions. We will be happy to hear from you.
Norma Taylor Roberts