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The High Commission for Jamaica in Pretoria was established on October 16, 2006 with the main purposes of fostering closer relations between Jamaica and South Africa in the areas of trade and investment, bilateral and multilateral cooperation; promoting Jamaica’s interests and culture in Southern and Eastern Africa; and, providing services to Jamaican citizens as well as persons interested in visiting and doing business in Jamaica.
Jamaica/Southern Africa Relations
Botswana seeks to Benchmark the Jamaica Information Service: a five-member Botswana delegation visited Jamaica in September 2013 for a communication benchmarking visit with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). The mission sought to learn more about the structure and processes of the agency and how it goes about disseminating Government information to its various publics. Read more
Botswana/ Jamaica Joint Commission for Cooperation: In July 2013 The Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Botswana had the inaugural Jamaica/Botswana Joint Commission for Cooperation Read more
Namibian students receive scholarships from Jamaica: Seven Namibian students are now on scholarships from the University of Technology (UTECH) and the GC Foster Sports Academy. Their studies include athletic training as well as other professional disciplines.
In November 2012, the Permanent Secretary and other officials from the Namibian Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, undertook a scoping mission to Jamaica to explore possible areas of collaboration between the two countries. During that visit, they met with the Minister of Youth and Culture, representatives from the Ministry responsible for Sports, senior officials from the Ministry of Education, UTECH, GC Foster Sports Academy and other agencies and institutions.
The groundwork having been laid for collaboration, was further enhanced by a visit to Namibia by the President of UTECH, Professor Errol Morrison. This visit was initiated by the Jamaican High Commission in Pretoria while the President and a delegation from UTECH were visiting South Africa in April this year. The organisation of the programme on the ground was undertaken by Jamaican Professor Earle Taylor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the International University of Management, Namibia.
South Africa and Jamaica sign Sports Agreement: In July 2014, the Government of Jamaica signed an agreement with the South African Government for the promotion and strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation in sport. The Agreement will facilitate mutual participation in sport and sport science, cooperation in the field of anti-doping and sport medicine as well as the exchange of information, training and technical knowledge. Read more
South Africa and Jamaica Strengthen Arts and Culture Relations: In 2009 Jamaica and South Africa signed an Agreement for Cooperation in the Fields of Arts and Culture in 2009.
The High Commission is concurrently accredited to 18 other countries from Southern and East Africa. These are:
H.E. Angella V. Comfort
High Commissioner: H.E. Angella V. Comfort
Minister Counsellor: Miss Christine Dale
Administrative Attaché : Ms Myrtle Miller
Finance Attaché: Ms Cassandra Spence
Tel: +27 (0)12 366-8500
Fax: +27 (0)12 366-8510
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