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  • Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

    "As you build the Africa you believe in, you will have no better partner, no better friend than the United States of America."

  • President Obama's delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the African Growth and Opportunity Act

    "Africa is a place of incredible dynamism, some of the fastest-growing markets in the world, extraordinary people, extraordinary resilience. And it has the potential to be the next center of global economic growth," said President Obama

  • Our Consulate in Cape Town is celebrating Mandela Day early by preparing a donation to the Adonis Musati Project

    Our Consulate in Cape Town celebrated Mandela Day by making a donation to the Adonis Musati Project

  • Step Afrika! partnered with the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town and local dance theatre iKapa to conduct a five-day youth step camp that taught the values of teamwork and discipline to 60 South African young people

    American dance company Step Afrika! conducts a five-day youth step camp that teaches the values of teamwork and discipline to 60 young South Africans

  • 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

News from the Mission

  • Twenty one Excited South African students will be traveling 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.
    South African students head for the United States on the Community College Initiative Program

    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. Since the program’s inception in 2008, about 170 students from South Africa have received scholarships for study at community colleges throughout the United States. 

  • The Painting is done!
    GeneratioNEXT Delivers Makeover to the Mamelodi Society for the Care of the Aged for Mandela Day

    Youth organisations ENKE and our GeneratioNEXT teamed up to paint a section of palisade fence on the grounds of the home as well a section of the perimeter wall. After a few laughs and waiting, the work began and the dozens of volunteers made quick work of the project. Less than two hours later, both paint jobs were complete and then it was time for cake.  Visit our Flickr album »

  • 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.
    Introducing South Africa’s 2015 YALI Fellows

    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. 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 SAFARI-1 research reactor, located in Pelindaba, South Africa
    Ongoing Collaboration Between the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration and South Africa

    Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (DNN) Anne Harrington welcomed Ratanang Margin Moagi from the Department of Energy of South Africa and Ramasukudu Gabriel Pitsoane of the South African National Nuclear Regulator to the NNSA’s and International Atomic Energy Agency’s 25th International Training Course (ITC) on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities at Sandia National Laboratories. 

  • 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. 

6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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Our American Corners in South Africa

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