overview

The Republic of South Sudan

country information

Flag

South Sudan flag

capital

Juba

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .ss

TIME ZONE: UTC +3

Country Tel Code: +211

Neighbours

Sudan

Ethiopia

Kenya

Uganda

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

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Population

population

10 million

Religion

religion

Christianity 60.5%

Traditional 32.9%

Muslim 6.2%

Other 0.4%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Salva KIIR Mayardit &

Vice Pres. Riek Machar

Ruling Party: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)

Groups

minority & majority groups

Dinka (Jieng)(35.8%), Nuer (Naath) (15.6%), Shilluk (Chollo), Azande, Bari, Kakwa, Kuku, Murle, Mandari, Didinga, Ndogo, Bviri, Lndi, Anuak, Bongo, Lango, Dungotona, Acholi, Baka, Fertit

Language

 

LANGUAGE

English / Arabic (incl. Juba and other Sudanese variants)

           Hello: Ahlan

           Yes: Aywa

           No: La

          Thank you: Shukran

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

South Sudanese Pound (SSP)

1 USD = 45,12 SSP

1 ZAR = 3,13 SSP


Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

Malaria medication required

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C & D

South Sudan has one of the lowest electrification rates in the world; only 9% of its population had access to electricity in 2016

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. 21 °C – max. 32 °C

Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 38°C

Tropical Savannah Climate, and before the rainy season starts tempretures can go up to 38 – 40 degree Celsius. Rainy season starts in mid April/May and although maximum and minimum tempretures drop during this time, it can feel even hotter because of the high humidity. August and September are the wettest months and November the driest.

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South Africa High Commission

Juba

House 873, Southern Block K-3-K

South Tompink Area

Head of Mission: Mr MBM Mphahlwa,  High Commissioner

Refer to:

http://www.dirco.gov.za/maputo/abouthighcommission.html

(+211) 922 000 440

[email protected]

For more info, visit:

https://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy22165/

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

 

 

Airlines operating flights to South Sudan include:

EgyptAir

Ethiopian Airlines

FlyDubai

Fly540

Kenya Airways

RwandaAir

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Valid Passport with min. 60 days remaining until expiry date with sufficient pages (minimum 2 blank pages) for entry and exit stamps

Visa is required

The South African embassy of the Republic of South Sudan is located in Pretoria

 

Address: 54 Amos St, Colbyn, Pretoria, 0083,

Phone: 012 342 9754

 (The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to South Sudan)

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

There are 85 airports in South Sudan, 3 is paved (main) where 82 is unpaved.

Juba International Airport

Juba Airport is an International and local airport and serves Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. The airport is located 5 km northeast of the city’s central business district, on the western banks of the White Nile. The city and airport are located in South Sudan’s Jubek State.

4°52′19″N 31°36′4″E

Malakal Airport

Malakal Airport is an International airport serving Malakal, a city in Malakal County in the Eastern Nile state of South Sudan. The airport is located just north of the city’s central business district. Malakal is near the international border with the Republic of Sudan and the border with Ethiopia.

09°33′32″N 031°39′08″E

Wau Airport

Wau Airport is a civilian airport that serves the city of Wau and surrounding communities.

07°43′30″N 027°58′48″E

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

There are various NGOs in South Sudan, especially organisations providing crisis- and relief services. For more on NGOs or peace projects in South Sudan visit:

https://www.peaceinsight.org/conflicts/south-sudan/internationals/

https://www.globalgiving.org/search/?size=10&nextPage=1&sortField=sortorder&selectedCountries=00ssudan&loadAllResults=true

Aljazeera. (2020). S Sudan president, rebel leader agree to form unity government. Available from: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/sudan-president-rebel-leader-agrees-form-unity-government-200220121647669.html

Climates to Travel. South Sudan. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/south-sudan

 

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020