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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.

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

On Friday the 10th of August 2019, H.E 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. 

Hon.  Ephraim Kamuntu, Uganda’s Minister of Tourism led a team from Uganda to participate in the Africa’s Travel Indaba, 2019 in South Africa-Durban, 2nd - 4th May, 2019. "Uganda has been recognized and given an award in the very competitive Indaba Travel show. This has come as a result of harmonized and sustained effort from the Ugandan team to promote and market Uganda as a preferred tourist destination. Uganda has a lot to offer on the international market. It is ranked by international platforms, from CNN, BBC, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides or National Geographic," explains Hon. Professor Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

In an interview with Bukedde TV-Uganda, The High Commissioner H.E Barbara Nekesa, informed that the Internal Affairs ministry has posted an Immigration Attaché to the mission and soon they are expecting new machines that shall enable the officer to resume the passport issuance as the case was before.

On Saturday the 19th of October 2019, H.E Barbara Nekesa, the High Commissioner of Uganda to the Republic of Botswana resident in Pretoria joined a number of Ugandans who convened in Gaborone-Botswana at a football match between Zimbambwe and Uganda as way of commemorating the 57th Independence Anniversary of motherland Uganda.

The first phase of the National ID registration started on Sunday the 13th of October 2019 in Francis town,Botswana and was concluded yesterday in Gaborone.

The Deputy High Commissioner and delegates from Eritrea, during an AUDA - NEPAD field trip to a solar energy facility in the Kingdom of Eswathini. - 29th November 2019

Deputy High Commissioner paid a curtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Mbambane on the 2nd of December 2019.

Left: Tobias Kamugisha - Uganda's Honorary Consul  in the Kingdom of Eswathini.

Right: Shongwe Nontokozo - Chief of Protocol - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eswathini.

Group photo when the Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Kintu Nyago attends the Ugandan Eswathini Community's Uganda Indepedence Anniversary in Mbambane. - 30th November 2019 

The parliamentary delegation which was led by Hon. Byaruhanga Alex, is in South Africa on a ten day benchmarking visit at the Pan African Parliament. 15 May 2019. In the picture is also High Commissioner Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa and Deputy High Commissioner Amb. Kintu Nyago.

On the 15th of August 2019, the 4th IGAD Ambassadors Forum in South Africa met at the Uganda High Commission in `Pretoria. In attendance also was DIRCO Director in charge of the Eastern African Region AmbassadorH.E Ms. SN Mji, (second left).

Uganda, Africa's Netball Champions, Arrive in Cape Town for the Africa Cup.

On 21 February 2019, in Klein Windhoek, The High Commissioner of the Republic of Uganda to the Republic of South Africa, H.E Barbara Nekesa,  paid a courtesy call at the Consulate of the Republic of Uganda in Namibia. The Honorary Consul is H.E Prince Ndaula (standing).

A glimpse of a succesfully organised 2019 Rotary Cancer Run being flagged off at the Uganda High Commission-Pretoria by H.E Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa, on Sunday, the 25th August 2019. 

The 4th Annual Uganda Martyrs celebration in South Africa was commemorated on the 15th of June 2019 at Christ the King Cathedral, Johannesburg. It was attended by H.E Ambassador Barbara O. Nekesa and her members of staff.

On the 9th of June 2019, H.E Amb. Barbara Nekesa accompanied by members of staff from Uganda High Commission in Pretoria- South Africa, joined other Ugandans at Mayfair Orlando Pirates Training grounds for the EID sports festival and exhibitions which were organized by the Association of the Uganda Muslim Community In the Diaspora (UMCID).

On the 26th of July, the Uganda High Commission together with the South African Police of Gauteng Province participated in the promoting of the Coffee with a Cop Community Policing project in Johannesburg. Second right is Ministrer Counsellor Mr. J.J. Kivuna.

The Executive Director Ms Judy Obitre - Gama and a team of four officers from NIRA Headquarters made a three day working visit, from 19th -21st June 2019, to Pretoria to train and equip the Mission with the capacity to register Ugandans in its area of accreditation.

On 15th February  2019, at the Chancery, the High Commissioner together with some Mission staff met Officials  of ITHLOKOMELENG BATHO REHABILITATION CENTRE- IBRC.

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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.

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