U.S. Consulate General Cape Town
Latest News from the Consulate
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.
“Gay Rights are Human Rights”: PFLAG Director Huckaby Brings LGBTI Advocates and Allies Together in Cape Town
The Executive Director of PFLAG National, Mr. Jody M. Huckaby, was in Cape Town from August 5-8 to encourage local LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) organizations to develop advocacy networks and build ally support.
Sebudisi Mafabatho, a third-year Industrial Engineering student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), is heading to the United States of America to begin a year-long undergraduate exchange program at Northwest College in Wyoming on a scholarship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Cape Town Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles Welcomes Chicago Children’s Choir to the National Arts Festival
On July, 3, Cape Town Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles helped to welcome the Chicago Children’s Choir to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. It was rousing performance that celebrated the cultural diversity of both countries
On June 5, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard welcomed a delegation of American and South African artists to Cape Town to engage with local communities through the medium of art.
“Violence against women is not a women’s issue. It’s a men’s issue.” This was the heart of Dr. Jackson Katz’s message during his recent visit. The internationally recognized American author, filmmaker and cultural theorist traveled to South Africa to share his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy.
Cape Town Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles addressed a gathering of the Western Cape Citrus Producers in Citrusdal. She explained the importance of South African citrus exports to the United States in creating jobs in South Africa.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
Most Recent Messages
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ebola-Related Travel Ban for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (08/22/2014)
- Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Information and Resources (08/15/2014)
- Planned Protest in CBD Cape Town (08/08/2014)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Near Marikana, Northwest Province (May 15, 2014)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Alexandra Township May 10, 2014
- Worldwide Caution