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South Africa

South Africa
Republic of South Africa
Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime and civil unrest.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime and civil unrest.

Country Summary:  Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and "smash-and-grab" attacks on vehicles, is common.  There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark.

Demonstrations, protests, and strikes occur frequently.  These can develop quickly without prior notification, often interrupting traffic, transportation, and other services; such events have the potential to turn violent.

Please see our Alerts for up-to-date information.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to South Africa.

If you decide to travel to South Africa:

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We are in the process of updating our country specific information on intercountry adoption.  If you require immediate assistance, please contact our office by emailing Adoption@state.gov.

Last Updated: November 4, 2019

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg
1 Sandton Drive (opposite
Sandton City Mall)
Johannesburg 2196
South Africa
Telephone
+(27)(11) 290-3000 (from South Africa 011-290-3000)
Emergency
+(27) 79-111-1684 / 079-111-1684 (from within South Africa)
Fax
+(27)(11) 884-0396 / 011-884-0396 (from within South Africa)

South Africa Map