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U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

News from the Consulate

  • Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Councillor Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare the new American Corner open
    New American Corner Opens in Westonaria

    On Tuesday, October 14th, the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, in partnership with the Westonaria Local Municipality, opened a new American Corner in the Westonaria Public Library. 

  • Ayanda Ngobeni receiving a certificate of completion from Public Affairs Officer John Warner with Public Affairs Staff.
    Three Days of Diplomacy

    As part of a Life Orientation school project, Ayanda Ngobeni, a Grade 11 student at Redhill School, spent three days recently in a Job Shadow with Assistant Public Affairs Officer Jared Yancey. This ambitious young lady is seriously considering diplomacy as a future career.  

  • NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (2nd from right) presents a jersey to Consul General Earl Miller (2nd from left) with NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo (left) and Amadou Gallo Fall (Vice President and Managing Director, NBA Africa) (right)
    NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Program Makes Landfall in South Africa

    On Monday, August 4, the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, through our Sports Envoy Program, partnered with the Mogale City Sports Development Office to organize a mentoring session and basketball clinic for 100 students from Kagiso-Lusaka Township. 

  • CG Miller and Consulate Staff with players from the Northern Cape Zebras
    Consulate Staff Enjoy a Day of Hoops

    The Basketball National League (BNL) is South Africa’s Men’s Professional Basketball League which launched in 2012 and is comprised of 12 teams. Their second season began on June 13 of this year and continues with 3 games on Saturday as well as on Sunday. 

  • Members of the U.S. Consulate team
    U.S. Consulate Johannesburg Staff Race for Mandela Day

    This year’s message from the Nelson Mandela Foundation of “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day” was realized when members of the U.S. Consulate Johannesburg participated in the 2014 67KM Relay for Mandela Day organized by Kaya FM in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory. 

  • Nthabiseng Bodibe and Thato Makae pose with their winning artwork
    Boys and Girls Clubs of South Africa open new Teen Center in Soweto

    Tupperware South Africa, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is a firm believer in supporting communities through various initiatives. One major initiative is the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa (BGCSA), which Tupperware has been supporting since its inception in 2011. 

  • Woman holding sign expressing support for LGBT Rights
    Johannesburg Youth Council Supports LGBT Rights

    The month of June is recognized in the United States as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. It is celebrated during the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. 

Consul General

  • Consul General Christopher Rowan
    Meet our Consul General
    Christopher Rowan arrived in South Africa on September 25, 2014 as the new U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg.  A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Rowan previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum, Sudan.
    CG Rowan's biography »

Announcements

  • Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status

    FEES:  Changes in Visa and Citizens’ Services
    On August 28, the Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for U.S. consular services overseas effective September 12, 2014
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    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.

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency Contact Information for American Citizens

Contact Us

  • U.S. Consulate General - Johannesburg
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 787197
    Sandton 2146

    Physical Address
    1 Sandton Drive
    Sandhurst
    (Opposite Sandton City)

    Tel: +27 (11) 290-3000
    Fax: +27 (11) 884-0396