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  • 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
    Step Afrika! Steps it Up in Cape Town

    American dance company Step Afrika! took South Africa by storm, teaching and performing in the Mother City. They electrified young and old with the American dance form of stepping. After a youth camp, two free performances for the general public, and three exhilarating live appearances on national television. 

  • 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 in rural Eastern Cape.
    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 in rural Eastern Cape. 

  • U.S. Consul General Teddy B. Taylor, Iziko Museums South Africa CEO Rooksana Omar, National Museum of African American History and Culture Founding Director Lonnie Bunch
    Reaching for the Future, Rooted in the Past

    Beginning this month a story buried by water and sand for hundreds of years off the coast at Clifton Beach can finally be told. Thanks to the dauntless researchers and divers from Africa and the Americas who have worked together for years to bring this tragic yet inspiring tale to the surface, the legacy of the São José slave ship and a fateful day in December 1794 is coming to light.  

  • 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.  

  •  Justice Albie Sachs and Consul General Teddy B. Taylor stand with YALI fellows
    YALI 2015: A Slice of Chicken with Justice Albie Sacks

    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. 

  • Consul General Teddy Taylor with American jazz artist Gerald Clayton
    JAZZ – A Global Unifier

    People from across South Africa joined international visitors in the Mother City to hear some of the world best musicians at this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Now in its sixteenth year, “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” once again demonstrated that jazz is a true global unifier.  

  • Adkins penned the play “The Disappointment”. It tells the story of an African-American family faced with the burden of reconciling the tension between the obligation of kinship and a history of heartache.
    Six plays. Two cities. One night

    The project called Book Wings is a collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring together writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals from the United States and South Africa in a virtual environment.  

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  • U.S. Consulate - Cape Town
    Mailing Address
    PostNet Suite 50
    Private Bag x26
    Tokai
    7966

    Physical Address
    2 Reddam Ave
    Westlake
    7945

    Tel: +27 (21) 702-7300
    Fax: +27 (21) 702-7493

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