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  • US Under-Secretary of State Catherine Novelli and US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Catherine Hill-Herndon share a moment with Sifiso Keswa of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife moments after handing over equipment to support efforts in Anti-Wildlife Trafficking

    In fulfillment of the pledge made by President Obama during his 2013 Africa trip, we are pleased to announce our commitment of $3 million to fund anti-wildlife trafficking efforts in South Africa

  • Everyone enjoyed a fun day of soccer, netball, puppet-making, shaving cream painting, marshmallow structure building, face painting, and more.
More than 70 children, staff, and board members of Neo e Bonolo were part of the day long fun.

    Volunteers from our Consulate General in Johannesburg spend a day working and playing with the kids and young people at the Neo e Bonolo Drop-In Centre

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, and Teddy Taylor, U.S. Consul General in Cape Town, listen to young Mandela Washington Fellows in Langa

    Africa will be unrecognizable in the next 15 years with a young vibrant group leading the continent, says the United States’ most senior diplomat in Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield

  • U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, talking about US-SA economic cooperation, at event hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science

    U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, talking about US-SA economic cooperation, at an event hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science

  • Today, Ambassador Gaspard met RLabs students and heard first hand how they are changing their lives and becoming IT professionals. He also witnessed the RLabs Youth Cafe in action.

    Ambassador Gaspard visits USAID-supported RLabs in Cape Town, meets YALI alum and entrepreneur Marlon Parker and his team, who advocate for using technology for social good

  • U.S. exchange program alumni become fast friends at a high-energy speed-networking session during the Eastern Cape Alumni Indaba in Port Elizabeth

    Our Eastern Cape Alumni reflect on and share their US exchange experiences at their first 'Alumni Indaba'

  • Consul General Frances Chisholm together with young girls from Cato Manor who attended the  International Day of a Girl Child in at Cato Manor Community Library

    International Day of the Girl Child: Durban Consul General Frances Chisholm speaks out on educating and supporting girls in South Africa

  • Over the past weeks, youth in Mamelodi, Eestrus, Soshanguve, Atteridgeville, Laudium, Soweto and beyond have enjoyed Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and are asking us to come back with another exciting piece of literature.

    Our 'One Book Club' puts free, fantastic, though-provoking books into the hands of South Africa's young readers, who read and discuss the stories with our volunteers

  • Dr Kathy Nokeswith colleagues in the Division of Nursing, University of Stellenbosch

    To build and strengthen the quality of nursing education, Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted American Professor Dr. Kathy Nokes through the Fulbright Specialist Program

News from the Mission

  • This 9 story high mural in Braamfontein, Johannesburg,by American street artist Shepard Fairey and his team honors Mandela and his legacy on the 25th anniversary of the purple protests in Cape Town. The mural sits atop 70 Juta street, just across the street from the Market.
    American artist Shepard Fairey honors Mandela and his legacy

    Nine story mural by American artist Shepard Fairey honors Mandela and his legacy on the 25th anniversary of the 'purple protests' in Cape Town. 

  • Ambassador Patrick Gaspard shares in a wide-ranging conversation with more than 120 graduate and honours students at the University of the Western Cape
    African Solutions to African Problems

    “African Solutions to African Problems” - That was one of the primary messages U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard shared in a wide-ranging conversation with more than 120 graduate and honours students at the University of the Western Cape 

  • "But when you're with our YALI fellows you realize that cynicism about this generation is the wrong choice. You appreciate that the raw talent does exist here and it needs only to be resourced and heard. The energy, drive, and promise of these young leaders absolutely galvanized President Obama and convinced me of the merits of your initiative."
    "Young leaders are all demonstrating a drive and ambition that we need to tap"

    Ambassador Gaspard delivers remarks at the 'Putting Youth Development in the Front Seat' Summit, "You appreciate that the raw talent does exist here and it needs only to be resourced and heard. The energy, drive, and promise of these young leaders absolutely galvanized President Obama and convinced me of the merits of your initiative." 

  •  Connie Field, center, with students from Cape Town’s Big Fish Film School
    From Selma to Soweto: U.S. Filmmaker Shares Documentary to Mark 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

    Few people know the role American grassroots activists played in the anti-apartheid struggle. For that reason, the U.S. Mission to South Africa invited award-winning American filmmaker Connie Field to South Africa from August 11- 22 to tour the country showing her 2010 film Have You Heard From Johannesburg and to engage with a broad cross-section of students, educators, and academics. 

  • US Government sponsors MomConnect program
    US Government sponsors MomConnect program

    The MomConnect program provides free antenatal information aimed at preventing maternal mortality, using mobile phone technology. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program has invested $4.9 million(R49million) in the program. 

Announcement

  • ATTENTION:  U.S. embassies and consulates are currently experiencing technical difficulties that may result in delays in visa processing and receiving and sending communications.

    Additionally, applicants who have interviews for student and exchange visitor (F/M/J) visas scheduled for this week should bring proof of payment of the SEVIS fee.  U.S. citizens may also experience delays in sending and receiving communications.

    U.S. citizens requiring emergency assistance should contact the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the nearest U.S. Consulate General – Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban – at the telephone numbers listed here

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