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News from the Durban Consulate

  • Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife members together with South Africa Police Service member looking donated equipment
    Partners in Crime fighting: U.S. and South Africa Tackle Poachers

    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.  

  • : USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub Senior Textiles/Apparel Advisor Mohamed Abouiiana, addressing local business and government officials at  the  Export Seminar at the American Corner, Pietermaritzburg.
    KZN apparel and footwear manufacturers learn about export opportunities to the U.S.

    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 with Iqraa Trust Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Youssef-Baker
    Consul General Durban and Iqraa Trust’s Shared Interests

    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. 

  • KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre CEO Candice Potgieter with pupils in the Centre
    YALI alumna hosts Motion Career Expo

    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.  

  • Consul General, Frances Chisholm, and Dr. Albertina Luthuli with winners of a poetry-writing contest for students at Luthuli Museum
    Students welcome Consul General

    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.  

  • 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...
    Youth entrepreneurship dominates the 17th African Renaissance Conference 2015

    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. 

  • KZN Private Sector Eyes U.S. Markets

    The Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Garlicke & Bousfield Attorneys recently hosted the first in a series of international business dialogues for 2015. Guest speaker U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm addressed the gathering and explained the numerous opportunities for KwaZulu-Natal businesses to expand their trade with the United States.  

  • Inanda Seminary students with their teacher ready to leave SA for the U.S.
    Young Female Leaders from KZN Take Off for the United States

    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. 

  • Fulbright Scholar, Professor Susan Kreston interacting with participants at the human trafficking workshop
    Helping Those Who Assist Trafficking Victims

    About 50 law enforcement agencies, medical professionals, psychologists, social workers and NGOs that work with human trafficking in KZN participated in participated in a workshop on “Child Trafficking and Abuse: Identifying and Assisting Victims” at the U.S. Consulate in Durban on March 17. U.S. Fulbright Scholar and University of KwaZulu Natal Professor Susan Kreston led the workshop. 

  • SABC logo
    National Broadcaster Welcomes Consul General to Provincial Studios

    Consul General Chisholm met with the SABC Regional General Manager, Zamambo Mkhize and management team to discuss media relations and explore opportunities for collaboration.  »

  • One of the students participating during the questions and answers session"
    KZN learners inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

    "The documentary explained in detail about African-Americans and how strong and influential Dr. King was, he fought for equal rights for all, he was like Dr. Nelson Mandela.” 

  • CG Chisholm with Peace Corps vounteers (State Dept)
    Holiday Lunch for KZN Peace Corps Volunteers

    On December 25, Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a Christmas lunch for 14 Peace Corps volunteers serving in KwaZulu-Natal  

  • Fulbright Scholar Kreston with workshop participants (State Dept)
    Helping Those Who Help Trafficking Victims

    On December 9, the Public Affairs Section at Consulate Durban held a workshop on “Identifying and Assisting Victims of Child Trafficking and Abuse.”  

  • 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Candice Potgieter (State Dept)
    Mandela Washington Fellow’s Vision for South Africa’s Children

    Young African Leaders Initiative alumna and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Candice Potgieter is profiled in the January 2015 issue of GET IT magazine. See pages 24-25, which spotlight Candice’s YALI experiences, educational vision, and accomplishments. Open the magazine »

  • Three women wearing blue hardhats standing in front of a building. (Photo Credit: State Department)
    Strengthening Healthcare Systems in KwaZulu-Natal

    On Dec 8, Consul General Frances Chisholm visited an important site in the history of healthcare in South Africa, the former Addington Children’s Hospital on the Durban beachfront. Now called the “KZN Children’s Hospital,” its structure is the formerly abandoned Addington Children’s Hospital whose doors were closed in 1984 as it was a “nonracial” ... 

  • CG Chisholm with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu at uThungulu (State Dept)
    U.S. and S.A.: Partners Striving for an AIDS Free Generation

    On December 1, Consul General Frances Chisholm joined provincial and district officials commemorating World AIDS Day 2014 at Ntambanana Municipality in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal.  

  • Budding business students check out EducationUSA exhibit at the entrepreneurship event (State Dept)
    Entrepreneurs of KwaZulu-Natal, Unite!

    Fifty of KwaZulu-Natal’s young entrepreneurs gathered to share ideas on the heels of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the American Corner at Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg on November 25, 2014.  

  • Caption:  CG Chisholm presents certificate to ACCESS graduate in Umlazi, Durban (State Dept)
    Enhanced English Skills Open Doors for Kwazulu-Natal Students

    On November 21, Consul General Chisholm presented certificates to 19 grade ten students from Zwelibanzi High School in Umlazi who successfully completed the English Access Micro Scholarship Program. 

  • CG Chisholm addresses the Africa Economic Expansion Summit, November 11, 2014 (State Dept)
    CG Chisholm Promotes Economic Expansion, U.S.-South Africa Business Ties

    U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm and Political-Economic Officer Suzanne Yountchi addressed the African Economic Expansion Summit (AEES) at Durban’s International Conference Center on November 11, 2014.  

  • MEC Scott and CG Chisholm cut the cake at welcome reception
    Siyakwamukela! KwaZulu’s New Consul General Hosts Welcome Reception

    Recently arrived U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted representatives of the provincial and municipal governments, civil society contacts, media, members of the diplomatic corps, and other dignitaries at her Durban North residence on November 4. 

  • Consul General Frances Chisholm together with young girls from Cato Manor who attended the  International Day of a Girl Child in at Cato Manor Community Library
    Durban Consul General Speaks out on Educating and Supporting the Girl Child

    Consul General Frances Chisholm lent US Government support for the girl child at three events commemorating International Day of the Girl Child 

  • U.S. Consul General in Durban Frances Chisholm views the exhibition of poster art at the World Youth Rhino Summit
    World Youth Rhino Summit: International Youth Gathering Rocks KwaZulu-Natal to Save the Rhino

    Young leaders from South Africa, U.S., Vietnam, and 17 other countries came together for the inaugural World Youth Rhino Summit. Newly arrived U.S. Consul General in Durban, Frances Chisholm, addressed youth at the closing ceremony.  

  • Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, his wife Ms Raina Washington, and Consul General to KwaZulu-Natal Taylor Ruggles were invited to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve by Dr Bandile Mkhize, CEO of Ezemvelo Wildlife to participate in a rhino conservation airlift operation.
    U.S. Ambassador Gaspard’s Road trip in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

    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. 

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