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  • 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

  • There was hardly a quiet moment when the new 2015 YALI Fellows sat down for lunch with Justice Albie Sachs and Consul General Teddy B. Taylor.  The smell of home cooked chicken pie and vegetables filled Taylor’s residence as fellows met for the first time this month in Cape Town.

    In Cape Town 2015 YALI Fellows from those parts join Justice Albie Sachs and Consul General Teddy Taylor before heading inside for a meal of chicken pie and conversation

  • 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

  • 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

    Representatives from our Diplomatic Mission, City of Tshwane and local NGO celebrate Earth Day by planting a parsley tree at one of our Mission's 'Green' buildings

  • On the morning of March 28, U.S. Consul General Teddy B. Taylor hosted a jazz brunch in celebration of the festival and its gift of bringing great music and international friendships to South Africa.

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

  • 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

    Pretoria Street Photography (PSP) recently partnered with the U.S. Embassy to facilitate a photography challenge, 'The Meaning of Freedom', for high school pupils.

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

    Demonstrating the water recycling process for students at Marico Primary School during USAID's Water Week program

  • 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” Exhibition brings forth the parallels between American Jim Crow laws and Apartheid laws and their psychological effects on the oppressed.

News from the Mission

  • Last week, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service joined the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce in hosting a day-long workshop on U.S. – Africa Business Opportunities.
    Our Trade and Investment Ties with African Nations

    Last week, the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service joined the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce in hosting a day-long workshop on U.S. – Africa Business Opportunities. U.S. Government officials and senior representatives from American companies discussed at length what those opportunities look like and how African businesses can take advantage of them. 

  • 'More than 600 US companies are invested in SA' - U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard writes for Business Day's Wanted Magazine
    More than 600 US companies are invested in SA

    "The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has had a significant impact on trade between the U.S. and Africa and no country has made better use of it to create jobs and support growth than South Africa." - Ambassador Gaspard writes for 'Wanted' magazine 

  • The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation awarded a generous financial grant of $26, 300 to the University of Pretoria Museums. This fund has seen the Lerapo Exhibit display representing the culmination of this work.
    The Lerapo Exhibit, supported by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, brings the incredible technology and ab

    The Embassy funded this project two years ago to preserve an archaeological collection of bone and ivory recovered from the Iron Age sites of K2 and Mapungubwe Hill. The preservation project included documentation, examination, analysis and conservation, as well as improvements to the storage and display environment of this collection. 

  • Making his official first trip to North West Province, Consul General Rowan met with Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi, the 36th kgosi (Tswana for “king”) , of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, to learn about his vision for the Nation’s future.  Following the meeting, Rowan visited a 10th grade history class.
    Lebone II Students Engage with Consul General Rowan following meeting with Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi

    Making his official first trip to North West Province, Consul General Rowan met with Kgosi Leruo Tshekedi Molotlegi, the 36th kgosi (Tswana for “king”) , of the Royal Bafokeng Nation, to learn about his vision for the Nation’s future. Following the meeting, Rowan visited a 10th grade history class.  

  • Ambassador Gaspard visited young people at the iCare Center for Hope, an organization dedicated to rehabilitation of street children. He shot a few rounds of pool and shared soccer moves with the children and iCare staffers, who were trained through a U.S. Community Grant.
    From the Classroom to the Pool Room: Durban Youth Get Personal with U.S. Ambassador

    Durban’s Historic Adams College -- whose alumni include Nobel Prize winner Albert Luthuli and first ANC President John Dube -- welcomed U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard this week for a town hall-style meeting with 30 of the school’s best and brightest students. The free-ranging discussion touched on U.S. foreign policy, political relations between South Africa and the United States... 

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