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COMITES - Committees of the Italians Abroad


COMITES - Committees of the Italians Abroad

The Italian Comitesare the representative bodies of the Italian communites in the relations with the Italian diplomatic and consular missions. Also through studies and research, they contribute to identifying the social, cultural and civil development needs of the community of reference; they promote, in collaboration with the consular authority, with the Italian regions and local authorities, as well as with bodies, associations and committees operating within the consular district, appropriate initiatives in matters pertaining to social and cultural life, with particular regard to participation of young people, equal opportunities, social and educational assistance, vocational training, the recreational sector, sport and leisure. The Comites are also called to cooperate with the consular authority in the protection of the rights and interests of Italian citizens residing in the consular district.

Three Comites operate in South Africa, respectively in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Comites of Pretoria is responsible
also for the Italian communities in Lesotho, Namibia, Madagascar and Mauritius.



(for Tshwane municipality, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius and Namibia)

Address: in the premises of CSI (Club Sociale Italiano) - 78 George Storrar Drive, Groenkloof - Pretoria

Phone: +27.12.753.4000


Opening hours: every Saturday morning from 9h00 to 12h00.

Poster of the Comites Pretoria (with further information)



(for all Gauteng excluding Tswane, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces)

Address: in the premises of the Italian Club Johannesburg - 7 A Marais Road, Bedfordview - Johannesburg

Phone: +27.11.453.0097




(for Western Cape , Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces)

Address: in the premises of Società Dante Alighieri - 187 Hatfield Street - Gardens 8001 - Cape Town

Phone: +27.21.465.6351