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The Uganda High Commission led by H.E Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa receiving the delegation aboard the maiden flight to Johannesburg, Led by the Head of Delegation Dr Mitala John.


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On the 26th of May 2021, H.E Barbara O.NEKESA, the Ugandan High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa  joined other Heads of Mission (Africa) to a dinner hosted by Dr. GNM Pandor, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa to mark the Africa Day 2021.


On the 11th of May 2021 Zimbabwe’s president H.E Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Uganda to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 


On the 11th of May 2021 H.E Hage Gottfried Geingob of the Republic of Namibia joined other African Heads of State and Government to attend the swearing-in ceremonies/inauguration of President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni that was scheduled for the 12th May 2021.


At the invitation of Mr. Syd Naidoo, the CEO of CHEM Group SA, the High Commissioner accompanied by Mission officials made an investment/trade promotion visit to CHEM Group of Companies in Durban.


On 26th March 2021 the High Commissioner led a team of technical officers to meet with and offer Consular Services to the Diaspora Ugandans living in and around Kwazulu Natal (KZN).


On 28th March 2021, the High Commissioner accompanied by the Economic Commercial Diplomacy officer made a working visit to EThekwini Hospital and Heart Centre (Lenmed) in Durban.


Today 17th March 2021  in Windhoek, H.E Amb.Barbra Nekesa Oundo met with Hon.Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa the Deputy Prime  Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of Namibia.


We were deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of H.E. Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania that occurred on 17th March 2021.


The Ugandan and EAC flags flying at half-mast at the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria in honour of our fallen East African President,. H.E John Pombe Joseph Magufuli the President of the United Republic of Tanzania.


Uganda Celebrates its 57th Independence Anniversary with Zimbabwe's HE Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa.


President Yoweri Museveni hosting South Africa's Vice President David  Mabuza , at State House Entebbe, 13th November 2019. The two discussed bilateral issues and the South Sudan peace process.


South African's President, HE Cyril Ramaphosa, handing over the Gold Award for the 2019 Africa Tourism Indaba to Uganda's Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu in Durban. Uganda emerged as the preferred overall tourist destination in Africa.


His Majesty King Letsie III accepting the Diplomatic Credential letters of Her Excellency Barbara O. Nekesa, The High Commissioner of Uganda to Lesotho,


On Friday the 10th of August 2019, HE President Museveni met at his ranch in Kisozi, Namibia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Rt.Hon. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah,  During this meeting, she conveyed special greetings from President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia. In  attendance  was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon. P. Mateke and Uganda High  Commissioner to  South Africa,  Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa. 


His Majesty, the King of Eswatini,  Mswati III, receiving the Omukama of Toro Kingdom, Oyo Nyimba Rukidi IV, who acted as the special envoy to the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, at Hlane Royal Residence on the 25th February 2020.


Charge D 'Affaires Amb. Kintu Nyago delivering a communication from Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa to his Kingdom of Eswatini counterpart, Hon. Thuli Dladla in Mbabane, Kingdom of Eswatini. 


Charge D 'Affaires Amb. Kintu Nyago delivering a communication from Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Kutesa to his  counterpart in the  Kingdom of Lesotho, Receiving it is Lesotho's Minister of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Mr Tanki Mothae in Maseru, Lesotho


On Saturday, 21st November 2020, the High Commissioner,H.E Barbara O.NEKESA flanked by the officer incharge of Economic Commercial Diplomacy Mr. Jullius J. Kivuna, met a team from Uganda Airlines led by the Director Safety Cpt. Bruno Oringi Endre.


On Saturday the 21st November 2020, the Minister Counsellor,the Head of diaspora and the Immigration Attaché met with Ugandans  in Capetown, South Africa.


Charge D 'Affaires Amb. Kintu Nyago with Uganda's Honorary Consul to Kingdom of Eswatini (3rd from left) Hon. Tobias Kamugisha, Mission Staff and Ugandans in the Kingdom, after Consular consultations in September 2020.


Amb. Kintu Nyago (DHC) Mission Staff, Ugandans and other nationals being by Ugandan Airlines, during the COVID-19 pandmic lockdown.

The Uganda High Commission repatriation exercise at OR Tambo International Airport during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Deputy High Commissioner and Mission Staff interacting on Consular issues with Ugandan's in Soweto, September 2020.

Group photo with the Ugandans in Soweto Community members.


Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Kintu Nyago, High Commission staff and members of the Ugandan community in Gauteng, have a group photo at the Global Village Guesthouse in Midrand, Johannesburg. This was after a community based interactive Consular session in September 2020.


Charge D 'Affaires Amb. Kintu Nyago, Mission Staff and members of the Ugandan Community in Lesotho, Celebrating Uganda's 58th Independence Anniversary in Maseru, Lesotho - October 2020.


An interactive Consular activity between the Uganda High Commission and members of the Ugandan community in Maseru, Lesotho - October 2020.


Bishop Joseph Kizito (standing), Amb. Kintu Nyago and Mr. Julius Kivuna during an interactive Consular session of the Uganda High Commission and members of the Ugandan community in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa - October 2020.


A group photo between the Uganda High Commission staff and members of the Ugandan community in Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa - October 2020.


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HE AMB. BARBARA NEKESA OUNDO 

I wish to warmly welcome you to the website of Uganda High Commission in Pretoria, City of Tshwane in Gauteng Province, South Africa. 

The role of the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria is to protect the interests of Uganda and Ugandan nationals, within the limits permitted by international law; negotiating with the Governments of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and the Royal Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, as directed by the Government of Uganda; ascertaining by lawful means conditions and developments in these sovereign countries, and reporting thereon to the Government of Uganda; promoting friendly relations between Uganda and these countries, and developing economic, cultural and scientific relations between Uganda, on one hand, these countries, on the other.

One of the core responsibilities of the Uganda High Commission in Pretoria is to deliver the best possible counsel to Ugandan citizens, who find themselves in an emergency situation in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and the Royal Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, or are in need of the High Commission's assistance for other reasons. Ugandan citizens are encouraged to invest in Uganda.

There are three Honorary Consulates of Uganda in Southern Africa, namely in the  Republic of Botswana , in the Republic of Namibia  and in the  Royal Kingdom of Swaziland .

Uganda High Commission in Pretoria is staffed by a team of five competent Foreign Service Officers, supported by a team of locally recruited staff. We are a team because we respect each other, while serving the Republic of Uganda.

Once again, I wish to thank you so much for visiting our website.

Kind regards,


Barbara Nekesa Oundo

HIGH COMMISSIONS