U.S. Consulate General Durban
News from the Consulate
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) launched a curriculum development project supported by a grant from the U.S. government. The U.S. Consulate in KZN has had the privilege of being a long time partner of UKZN and other universities in KZN...
Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, Virginia E. Palmer unveiled the new WIFI services at the American Corner. The Wifi Project was funded through the U.S. State Department. Dignitaries who attended the event included the Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Durban, and Msunduzi Municipality representatives.
From Richards Bay to Hluhluwe / Mfolozi, from Groutville to Durban, Ambassador Gaspard met with amazing South Africans and Americans working together to make their communities healthier and safer.
The U.S. Consulate General Durban in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) started its celebration of World Wildlife Day on February 11 by hosting a roundtable discussion on wildlife trafficking in for visiting Director of Southern African Affairs Ms. Christine Elder. Members of the KZN NGO community, Ezemvelo Wildlife KZN, KZN Wildlife Crime Working group, and Project Rhino KZN discussed their concerns regarding the increase in wildlife trafficking in KZN.
On Dec 16, 2013 in KZN, U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles gave a message of encouragement to young men attending an event on the eve of His Majesty King Zwelithini's annual uMkhosi woSelwa (first fruits) ceremonial activities at Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma
In 2013, the U.S. Congress renewed this commitment to creating an AIDS free generation, and renewed funding for this historic global heath program.
U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles spoke at the Adams College legacy dinner at Durban City Hall on November 20, 2013 to show support for the school founded by Americans, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year. Adams College has produced three African National Congress (ANC) presidents: Dr. JL Dube, Dr. Pixley ka Isaka Seme, and Chief Albert Luthuli.
Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status
The U.S. Department of State has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. The Department of State is working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity, and our posts around the world continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays. Visa operations at our consulates in South Africa are continuing as normal.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
Most Recent Messages
- 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