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  • Ambassador Gaspard and South Africa's Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu toast America's 239th Birthday at our Independence Day event

    Our Independence Day celebration: Ambassador Gaspard and South Africa's Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu toast America's 239th Birthday

  • US Secretary of Transport Anthony Foxx and South African Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters signing the new memorandum of co-operation

    Women’s participation in the transport sector is center of new U.S.- S.A. Memorandum of Cooperation signed at Park Station, Johannesburg

  • Ambassador Patrick Gaspard visits the Eastern Cape to pay homage to an American nun who served the people of South Africa for more than five decades

    Ambassador Patrick Gaspard visits the Eastern Cape to pay homage to an American nun who served the people of South Africa for more than five decades

  • The Key to an AIDS-Free generation is medicine

    Key for an AIDS-free generation: A/Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Consul General Christopher Rowan meet volunteers, patients of Nazareth House

  • Dessa on fire at Chapel Street Studios in Port Elizabeth (photo credit: Jacqueline Allegra)

    Dessa — American rapper, singer and wordsmith  touched down in Port Elizabeth to spend a week teaching and performing in communities in the Eastern Cape

  •  Mary Lange, Deputy Director Southern Africa, Population Refugee Migration, Romold Adeola, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Cristiano d'Oris also from University of Pretoria, and Jean Pierre Lukamba from The African Diaspor

    The Embassy hosted key stakeholders from civil society, SA Government, international organizations, and the refugee and migrant community for a discussion on refugee and migration issues

  • Twenty one Excited South African students will be travelling to the United States of America for the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP).  The students will spend one academic year (August 2015 to May 2016) studying toward a certificate in the field they are pursuing in South Africa.

    SA students head for the US on the Community College Initiative Program where they will spend a year studying toward a certificate in the field they are pursuing locally

  • This is the second group of outstanding young South Africans to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This diverse group of young leaders comes from eight of South Africa’s provinces and their areas of interest fall into business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.

    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to introduce the 40 young South Africans who will participate in the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

  • The SAFARI-1 research reactor, located in Pelindaba, South Africa

    Ongoing collaboration between the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and South Africa have improved nuclear material security conditions in South Africa

News from the Mission

  • From Right - Left: USAID Mission Director Cheryl Anderson; City of Tshwane Mayor Representative Dr. Teshunia Mashaba; Lethabo Koko, an environmental poet from Tomorrow People's College; and U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms Catherine Hill-Herndon, planting a Parsley Tree, voted South Africa’s 2015 tree of the year
    The City of Tshwane and US Embassy Celebrate Earth Day

    On this 45th anniversary of World Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, in partnership with local environment organizations and USAID partners WESSA and RESILIM, hosted local high school students to celebrate World Earth Day at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) building in Groenkloof, Pretoria on April 22, 2015. 

  • Consul General Teddy Taylor with SA's jazz icon Hugh Masekela at our 'Jazz Brunch', celebrating the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival
    JAZZ – A Global Unifier

    U.S. Consul General Teddy B. Taylor hosted a jazz brunch in celebration of the 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival and its gift of bringing great music and international friendships to South Africa. On that morning, it was the place to be. Musicians like Hugh Masekela, Basia, Danny White, Melanie Scholtz, and David Kramer were among the guests. 

  • Reatile Moalusi of Pretoria Street Photography teaches Mamelodi High School pupils the basics of photography using a cardboard viewer during a workshop on the meaning of freedom, run in conjunction with the US Embassy
    Freedom through camera lens: Challenge for city youngsters to take pictures that best explain meaning of liberty

    Pretoria Street Photography (PSP) recently partnered with the US embassy to facilitate a photography challenge for high school pupils.The organisation is hosting photography workshops for 50 pupils from five schools across Tshwane. 

  • Sammy Rampou of the Marico River Conservation Association (MRCA) demonstrates the water recycling process for students at Marico Primary School
    Commemorating Water Week in Groot Marico

    USAID/Southern Africa’s Mission Director, Cheryl L. Anderson, celebrated World Water Week by visiting Groot Marico in North West Province with USAID partner, the Marico River Conservation Association (MRCA). Ms. Anderson remarked that clean rivers and access to high quality water is very important to all of us and that USAID partners with communities throughout Southern Africa to encourage sustainable and fair management of land, water, fisheries and other resources. 

  • The longtime debate of whether separate facilities could truly be equal was the topic of conversation on March 18 at Mphabatho Cultural Museum in Moruleng.  Several members of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela tribal authority, community leaders, district education officials and school principals, launched, along with Consul General Christopher Rowan, the “Separate Is Not Equal” exhibition, underlining the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision which determined that racially segregated schools were unconstitutional.
    “Separate Is Not Equal”

    The longtime debate of whether separate facilities could truly be equal was the topic of conversation on March 18 at Mphabatho Cultural Museum in Moruleng. Several members of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela tribal authority, community leaders, district education officials and school principals, launched, along with Consul General Christopher Rowan, the “Separate Is Not Equal” exhibition. 

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