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  • Public Affairs Officer Jared Yancey with Course Instructor Ithateng Mokgoro and the graphic design students
    Empowering Creative, Young Sowetans through Graphic Design

    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.  

  • Participants at STEM Camp
    STEM Inspiration

    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.  

  • CG Rowan discussing the exhibition with F1 students
    Race, Ethnicity and Education

    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.  

  • Members of the Rosa Parks Library in Soweto view the YALI Presidential Town Hall
    YALI Town Hall Inspires Soweto’s Rosa Parks Library Youth Club

    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 interacts with workshop participants in Johannesburg
    U.S. Business Expert Engages Young African Leaders Network

    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.” 

  • U.S. Consul General Christopher Rowan
    Understanding Power Purchase Agreements

    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. 

  • : Consul General Chris Rowan explaining the U.S. education segregation map with Mr. Kagiso Pilane, a representative from the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela Tribal Authority
    “Separate Is Not Equal”

    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.  

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 »



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

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    1 Sandton Drive
    (Opposite Sandton City)

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