U.S. Consulate General Durban
News from the Durban Consulate
To close out Women’s Month, the “GeneratioNEXT” youth group hosted a “Women in Media” seminar at U.S. Consulate Durban on August 27. Over forty young community media practitioners and media students from Durban University of Technology and Creative Art College attended this interactive and inspiring overview of the challenges and opportunities for female media practitioners.
One hundred secondary students from Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding townships attended a two-day science program hosted by the Bessie Head Library’s American Corner in partnership with theKZN Science Center.
A large, mostly-male crowd turned out for the August 14 dialogue, “Men Standing Against Violence Against Women” at the Durban Playhouse.
Young African Leadership Initiative alumnus and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Creesen Naicker, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, has introduced young learners to technology in the classroom at Nyakana Combined Primary School near Stanger, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
U.S. Consul General Chisholm joined KwaZulu-Natal's MEC for Health Dr. S.M. Dhlomo for the August 4th unveiling of a “Dual Protection” billboard near Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban.
A large crowd including youth leaders, students, civil society members, municipal officials, historians, and business people turned out for the film, which was followed by a panel discussion with co-producer Professor Larry Shore and historian Jabulani Sithole.
Consulate Durban’s “GeneratioNEXT” youth leaders hosted a July 11 Career Expo at KwaMashu Township, north of Durban. The event brought young people face-to-face with NGOs, businesses, and educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal.
Fifty of KwaZulu Natal’s emerging entrepreneurs participated in a financial literacy workshop as part of National Savings Month, at the U.S. Consulate in Durban on July 30.
At a July 1 ceremony in Durban’s Beachwood Nature Reserve, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife received more than four million Rand worth of anti-poaching equipment from the United States government.
KZN textile, apparel, and footwear companies, business leaders, and government officials attended an Export Seminar at the American Corner in Pietermaritzburg organized by U.S. Consulate General Durban in coordination with the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub.
Consul General Chisholm visited Iqraa Trust Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Youssef-Baker on May 25. Dr. Baker briefed the Consul General on the Trust’s support for a wide range of projects in education and skills development, health care initiatives, and youth development.
The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre is partnering to host the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo in Durban on August 18-21. The career exhibition will target grade 11 pupils to develop local talent in the film and television industry. The Centre’s CEO Candice Potgieter is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and Young African Leaders Initiative alumna.
The US Government seeks to partner with South Africa in expanding the quality and accessibility of higher education for all in South Africa. This was US Consul General Frances Chisholm’s message to more than 300 delegates at the 17th African Renaissance Festival and Conference at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on May 26.
Consul General, Frances Chisholm presented awards to winners of a poetry-writing contest for students, sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General Durban in partnership with the Luthuli Museum. The contest arose out of a Black History Month commemorative event celebrated at the museum in February 2015.
Four enthusiastic students and one teacher from Inanda Seminary, a prominent KwaZulu-Natal girls’ secondary school caught a March 27 flight to the United States to participate in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
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- Planned Demonstration in Durban Central Business District (08/20/2015)
- Updated Worldwide Caution (07/30/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration at U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on June 12 (06/12/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on May 21, 2015 at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria (05/20/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on May 18 in Durban Central Business District (05/15/2015)
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- Messages for U.S. Citizens: June 1, 2015 Reminder: Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa (04/10/2015)
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- Planned Demonstration in Durban CBD on March 6, 2015 (03/06/2015)
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- Updated Worldwide Caution (01/12/2015)
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- Planned Protest in CBD Durban (11/21/2014)
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- Updated Worldwide Caution (10/15/2014)
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- Recent Armed Robberies of Visitors to Pretoria Zoo (09/11/2014)
- Protest March to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg on Friday, September 12, 2014
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- 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)
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