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Latest News from the Consulate

  • Citrus exports to U.S. put South Africans to work
    Citrus exports to U.S. put South Africans to work

    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.  

  • 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
    The U.S. Consulate joins Cape Town in the Twilight Run

    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 

  • Spotlight on U.S. Exchange Alumna Betty Mokoena
    Spotlight on U.S. Exchange Alumna Betty Mokoena

    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 

  • Combatting Human Trafficking Through Police Training in Cape Town
    Combatting Human Trafficking Through Police Training in Cape Town

    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. 

  • Anthony Stanco demonstrates the trumpet at Sunday’s River Primary School in the Eastern Cape
    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. 

  • Talented Cousins Dance their Way to Washington School of Ballet
    Talented Cousins Dance their Way to Washington School of Ballet

    “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!” 

  • U.S. Consul General to Cape Town, Erica Barks-Ruggles with Border-Kei Chamber of Business (BKCOB) representatives in East London
    U.S. Consul General Meets Border-Kei Chamber of Business in East London

    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. 

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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

Consul General

  • Erica J. Barks-Ruggles

    Consul General Erica J. Barks-Ruggles is the Principal Officer at the Cape Town Consulate.
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