Mandela Day 2022

Ambassador LS Ngonyama met with high school students from the Soka Gakkai Future Division.
He spoke of the friendship between former President Mandela & Dr Ikeda and of the importance of education as a tool to shape and design a better future for all mankind.


Citrus launch event for 2022

The South African Embassy in Japan, in collaboration with the restaurant GARDEN HOUSE-Kamakura, will co-host the citrus launch event for 2022 citrus export season to Japan.

Venue: GARDEN HOUSE-Kamakura (Onari-cho 15-46, Kamakura-city, Kanagawa, JAPAN)

Date: 9-10 June 2022

                                                                                                                       (GARDEN HOUSE-Kamakura’s INSTAGRAM

“CAJYUTTA” grapefruit juice will be offered free of charge to all the customers ordering a meal on the day.
GARDEN HOUSE-Kamakura will also elaborate to offer the original menu below by using South African grapefruit on the event day.

・Gin and Tonic using SA’s grapefruit                                                  

・Carpaccio using SA’s grapefruit and local fishes                                                                  

The fresh SA`s citrus fruits are offered by the Citrus Growers Association in South Africa and by the importer ROYAL in Japan.

The venue is offered by GARDEN HOUSE-Kamakura, and the CAJYUTTA machine is leased from CAJYUTTA Co.Ltd in Japan.
The South African Embassy in Japan leads the process, links-up them and coordinates the overall arrangement. 

Enjoy a juicy SA grapefruit with us!

Please feel safe as closed, crowded and close-contact settings will be avoided due to covid-19 measures and that the venue will be hosted on an open terrace.

A Message from Ambassador Ngonyama

A Message from Ambassador Lulama Smuts Ngonyama on the occasion of South Africa’s 28th Freedom Day Celebration, 27 April 2022

South Africa: Consolidating Democratic Gains

The first democratic elections on 27 April 1994 gave birth to South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy. For the majority of South Africans who had never voted before, their dignity was restored, and the country transformed to a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society. This was underscored by the country’s first democratically elected President, Mr Nelson Mandela in his inaugural State of the Nation Address on 10 May 1994.

Through the power of the vote, South Africans made their stand against social, political and economic injustice and changed the course of the nation. 

South Africa celebrates its 28th Freedom Day under the theme: Consolidate our Democratic Gains.”

The Freedom Day celebration accords us the opportunity to reflect on the progress made thus far to transform the South African society. South Africa has made remarkable progress since 1994, but some challenges still persist. Inequality, poverty and unemployment remain impediments to South Africa’s goal of national unity and social cohesion. The South African Government however remains committed to serving all the people of South Africa and ensuring that everyone’s right to freedom and democracy is respected. 

South Africa celebrates its National Day with all its international partners not least of which, the government and citizens of Japan with whom South Africa enjoys well-established ties in many economic, social and technical areas of cooperation, including a consistent flow of new Japanese investments into its economy – for which South Africa is deeply grateful. 

Through the platform accorded to us by the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) South Africa is further certain that by working together as partners, with Japan and the African Continent, it will be possible to achieve the common goal of building an equitable world order and ensuring the fair distribution of the world’s resources.

As the world begins to emerge from under the weight of COVID-19, South Africa calls upon the international community to continue to work together across the various multilateral platforms in order to strengthen global collaboration. This will better position the international community to overcome the challenges before us and achieve the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, thus ensuring that no global citizen is left behind.

In celebrating its 28th Freedom Day, South Africa reiterates its commitment to building a better South Africa and realising a better Africa and a better world.

A big win for South Africa

Cape Town  – A stellar year for the Springboks was triumphantly crowned on Sunday evening when the team collected the three top awards in the World Rugby Awards at a glittering event in Tokyo.

Rassie Erasmus was named as Coach of the Year, the Springboks were named Team of the Year and Pieter-Steph du Toit was named as World Player of the Year.

The awards were rich reward for a year in which the Springboks completed the unprecedented double of winning both the Rugby World Cup and the Rugby Championship in the same season.

It was the first time South Africa had won any of the top three awards since 2009.

The titles came a little over 24 hours after the team had collected the Rugby World Cup for the first time since 2007, with a 32-12 win over England at the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan.