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South African embassies
South African Embassy, Washington, United States: +1 202 232 4400
South African High Commission, London, United Kingdom: +44 20 7451 7299
South African High Commission, Ottawa, Canada: +1 613 744 0330
South African High Commission, Canberra, Australia: +61 2 6272 7300
South African Embassy, Dublin, Ireland: +353 1 661 5553
South African High Commission, Wellington, New Zealand: +64 4 815 8484
Foreign embassies in South Africa
United States Embassy, Pretoria: +27 12 431 4000
British High Commission, Pretoria: +27 12 421 7500
High Commission of Canada, Pretoria: +27 12 422 3000
Australian High Commission, Pretoria: +27 12 423 6000
Irish Embassy, Pretoria: +27 12 452 1000
New Zealand High Commission, Pretoria: +27 12 435 9000
►For info on financial matters, see Banking, Money and Taxes in South Africa
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