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  • Instruction of members of the Soweto Dance Project by Glen Allen Sims of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made possible by our support of their outreach program

    Glen Allen Sims of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater instructs members of the Soweto Dance Project. This outreach program is made possible through our support.

  • 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

  • U.S. Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Krysta Harden (front right), Consul General for Cape Town Teddy B. Taylor (middle back) inspect oranges, destined for American market, at the Port of Cape Town. Together standing with them are US Department of Agriculture officials (from left) Mayra Arredondo, Suzanne Palmieri and Dirk Smit.

    U.S. Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Krysta Harden sticks a seal of approval at the Port of Cape Town on South African citrus destined for the U.S. market

  • Workshop strengthens longstanding partnership and cooperation between SA National Defence Force and U.S. Department of Defense

    Logistics Workshop strengthens longstanding partnership and cooperation between S.A. National Defence Force and U.S. Department of Defense

  • "As you build the Africa you believe in, you will have no better partner, no better friend than the United States of America." - Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

    "If you want your country to grow and succeed, you have to empower your women. And if you want to empower more women, America will be your partner."

  • 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

News from the Mission

  • 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 honors the memory of Sister Mary Paul Tacke

    U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard visited the Eastern Cape to pay homage to an American nun who served the people of South Africa for more than five decades. She made an indelible mark on the lives of thousands of people of the Eastern Cape. 

  • The Key to an AIDS-Free generation is medicine
    Key for an AIDS-Free Generation

    It was with gratitude for the dedicated service of the Catholic nuns, volunteers, and administrators of Nazareth House Johannesburg that Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Consul General Christopher Rowan met at the clinic in ‪#‎Yeoville‬ last Friday. 

  • Dessa on fire at Chapel Street Studios in Port Elizabeth (photo credit: Jacqueline Allegra)
    An American rapper rhymes her way through the Eastern Cape

    Dessa — a rapper, singer and wordsmith from Minneapolis, Minnesota— touched down in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on May 11, 2015 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
    U.S. Embassy Pretoria Discusses Refugee and Migration Issues with Key Stakeholders

    On May 26, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria hosted key stakeholders from civil society, the South African Government, international organizations, and the refugee and migrant community for a morning of discussions on refugee and migration issues.  

  • 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. 

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