U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg
News from the Consulate
The Rosa Parks Library Innovation Studio in Soweto hosted a 10 week graphic design short course for several members of Jabavu and surrounding communities in Soweto.
Investing in young women, the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg supported the participation of South African Rural Ambassadors in a week long Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) camp hosted by Taungana.
Students engaged Consul General Rowan on the issue of ethnicity and equality on a recent trip to Free State Province. He met with undergraduates at the University of the Free State Qwaqwa campus who participated in the First Generation (F1) student transformation program that took them to overseas institutions with similar experiences around tolerance and diversity issues.
PAS Johannesburg hosted a viewing party of President Obama’s YALI Town Hall for members of the Rosa Parks Library Youth Club.
U.S. Speaker Rhett Power, a business start-up expert, engaged over 100 South African entrepreneurs of the Young African Leaders Network (YALN) in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town March 30-April 2 with a series of interactive workshops titled “Looking for Capital: Start-Up Funding for Entrepreneurs.”
The availability of electricity is a hot topic these days. The Power Africa Initiative is a U.S. Government program under which we are working with governments and businesses across the continent to add more than 30,000 megawatts of cleaner, more efficient electricity generation capacity.
The longtime debate of whether separate facilities could truly be equal was the topic of conversation on March 18 at Mphabatho Cultural Museum in Moruleng. Several members of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela tribal authority, community leaders, district education officials and school principals, launched, along with Consul General Christopher Rowan, the “Separate Is Not Equal” exhibition, underlining the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision which determined that racially segregated schools were unconstitutional.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
Most Recent Messages
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Threat to U.S. Interests in South Africa (09/08/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks (09/04/2015)
- 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)
- Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on May 8 in Durban Central Business District (05/08/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest-related Violence in Soweto (05/07/2015)
- Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Violence Against Foreign Nationals (04/17/2015)
- Messages for U.S. Citizens: June 1, 2015 Reminder: Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa (04/10/2015)
- Planned Demonstration in Durban Central Business District (04/08/2015)
- The State Department unclassified internet and email has been restored and is functioning normally (03/17/2014)
- The e-Mail System at the U.S. Mission in South Africa is Currently Experiencing Limited Service (03/16/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on March 18, 2015 at the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg (03/13/2015)
- Demonstration on March 8, 2015 at Sandton Convention Center (03/06/2015)
- Planned Demonstration in Durban CBD on March 6, 2015 (03/06/2015)
- Travel Alert Lesotho ( 02/17/2015)
- Updated Worldwide Caution (01/12/2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Implications for Travel Due to Ebola in Parts of West Africa(12/03/2014)
- Planned Protest in CBD Durban (11/21/2014)
- Protest in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town (10/29/2014)
- Updated Worldwide Caution (10/15/2014)
- Pretoria Zoo Update (10/14/2014)
- South Africa Postpones Enforcement of New Immigration Regulations for Children (09/19/2014)
- Recent Armed Robberies of Visitors to Pretoria Zoo (09/11/2014)
- Protest March to U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg on Friday, September 12, 2014
- 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)