U.S. Consulate General Cape Town
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Through their involvement with community-based groups like Rock Girls, the young learners of Red River are overcoming the odds and inspiring their peers to excel. The U.S. Mission to South Africa supports their efforts.
Born during the height of apartheid in South Africa, when educational opportunities for the majority where few, Dr. Venicia McGhie was forced to drop out of school at Grade 10 and work as a domestic to support herself and her siblings after her parents’ passing. Dr. McGhie, however, knew that the setback was temporary and that her hard work would lead to a very different future.
Award-winning author Sabata-mpho Mokae becomes the latest to inscribe his name in the rolls, as he joins 28 writers from around the world in the 2014 program. The ten-week residency in America’s heartland unites emerging creative writers for workshops, public presentations, and roundtables with American cultural figures and at literary events across the U.S.
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
Messages for U.S. Citizens
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- Protest March to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg on Friday, September 12, 2014
- From U.S. Embassy Maseru (09/10/2014)
- U.S. Embassy, Lesotho, Maseru (08/30/2014)
- Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa (08/29/2014)
- Two Night Clubs in Johannesburg off-Limits to U.S. Government Employees
- 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