British High Consulate to South Africa

The British Consulate-General in Cape Town represents the UK government in South Africa. If you’re in Cape Town and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +27 21 405 2400. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in South Africa, call 020 7008 1500. We are experiencing technical issues with our telephone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call the British High Commission Pretoria on +27 12 421 7500.

Nigel Casey MVO British High Commissioner to South Africa

Nigel Casey is the High Commissioner Designate to South Africa from April 2017. Nigel was British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2011. Before this, he served at the British High Commission in New Delhi, as Political Counsellor and then as Deputy Head of Mission. Nigel is a career diplomat who has worked for the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office since 1991. His career to date has been divided between the FCO in London and five overseas postings. In addition to Sarajevo, he has been posted in Pretoria, Washington D.C, Moscow and New Delhi. Nigel studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University. He is married to Clare Casey and has two children, a son (born 2003) and a daughter (born 2005).


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