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U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

News from the Consulate

  • 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. 

  • Participants at the Asset Forfeiture Workshop
    U.S. and South African Government Entities Partner to Host Asset Forfeiture Workshop

    The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), in partnership with the South African National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), conducted an asset forfeiture workshop for members of the South African Police Service Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigations Asset Forfeiture Division.  


  • 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.

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

    Physical Address
    1 Sandton Drive
    (Opposite Sandton City)

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