The Departments

  • The Ambassador

    The Ambassador is the head of the diplomatic mission. He represents the President of the Republic of France, the French government and therefore all its ministries. He is also accredited to Lesotho.
    Telephone : 012 - 425 1606

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  • The Political Section

    The Political section consists of the First Counsellor, two counsellors (one of them being also press counsellor) and two secretaries who focus on domestic affairs and South Africa’s international relations and bilateral relations between France and South Africa.

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  • The Cooperation and Cultural Action Department

    The Cooperation and Cultural Action Department, headed by a Counsellor, includes seven sectors in South Africa, each under the responsibility of an attaché: Culture, Science & Technology, French Language, University, Development, Literature and Research, and two sectors covering Southern Africa: Health and Media, Film & Music.

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  • The Defence Attaché Section

    The Defence Attaché Section consists of a team of two senior officers and one senior non-commissioned officer from the Navy and Air Force. It also takes on civilian or military interns on an ad-hoc basis. It has also a regional responsibility as the Defence Attaché Office in Pretoria covers also the defence relations with Botswana, Mozambique, Kindom of Lesotho and Kingdom of Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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  • The Department of Economic Affairs

    [(The Department of Economic Affairs for Southern Africa of the French Embassy in South Africa, one of 140 such departments in 118 countries, is part of the international network of the French Treasury (Ministry of (...)

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  • The Internal Security Service

    The International Cooperation Directorate (ICD) of the Interior Ministry is represented by an internal security attaché, police commissioner.

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  • The Press Office

    The Press Office consists of a press counsellor, a press attaché and a communication attaché.
    News from the Embassy of France is available here

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