U.S. Consulate General Cape Town
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12/03/2013: United States Consul General, Erica Barks-Ruggles and her team of staff from the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town were among the 20,000 people who took part in the Twilight Run in the heart of Cape Town on Tuesday evening. The Twilight Run is an annual charity 5km run/walk through the most scenic route in the city centre
December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being
From October 28-30, the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town partnered with the Cape Town Metropolitan Police and local NGO Embrace Dignity to conduct sensitivity training for 25 Metro police officers on the topic of human trafficking and prostitution.
The Anthony Stanco Ensemble delights jazz lovers during their tour to the Eastern Cape and Cape Town
Everyone loves salt peanuts—whether it’s the snack or, in this case, Dizzy Gillespie’s famous jazz piece. In the skilled hands of the Anthony Stanco Ensemble, a jazz quintet from Detroit, Michigan, an interactive rendition of “Salt Peanuts” became a source of delight for a new generation of jazz lovers at Sunday’s River Primary School in the Eastern Cape.
“Our friends still haven’t figured out the time difference between their countries and ours. They keep skyping us in the middle of the night! We haven’t slept since we got back!”
On September 5, the U.S. Consul General to Cape Town, Erica Barks-Ruggles, met with Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) representatives in East London to discuss the business environment, commercial opportunities, and challenges for business in the region.
On September 11, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a US$ 545,000 grant to the Green Cape Sector Development Agency NPC (Green Cape), serving on behalf of the Western Cape Government’s (WCG) Department of Transport and Public Works, to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a rooftop solar project for the generation of renewable energy for buildings in Cape Town’s central business district.
Consul General Erica J. Barks-Ruggles is the Principal Officer at the Cape Town Consulate.
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