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U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

News from the Consulate

  • 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.  

  • U.S. Consul General Christopher Rowan highlighted the close commercial ties between South Africa and the U.S., saying, “The United States is the second largest source of foreign direct investment and the largest foreign employer in South Africa."
    Our Trade and Investment Ties with African Nations

    Trade and investment ties between African nations and the U.S. are the backbone of our bilateral relationships on the continent – but how do we make that backbone even stronger? We share information about new and exciting opportunities, that’s how.  

  • Throughout the month, the Consulate in Johannesburg hosted a series of speaker programs celebrating the contributions of African-Americans in building a democratic U.S. society. U.S. Embassy community members presented on a variety of topics to include prominent African-Americansfrom the period of slavery to contemporary American culture.
    Celebrating a Century of Black Life, History and Culture

    Throughout the month, the Consulate in Johannesburg hosted a series of speaker programs celebrating the contributions of African-Americans in building a democratic U.S. society. U.S. Embassy community members presented on a variety of topics to include prominent African-Americans from the period of slavery to contemporary American culture. 

  • Nthabeleng busy presenting on the different types of funding available to a new business
    How to Start a Business for Beginner Entrepreneurs

    On Tuesday, February 10, Westonaria American Corner was proud to host International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna, Nthabeleng Likotsi, who presented a workshop on how to start a business 

  • CG Rowan addressing participants at the Safer Cities Conference
    U.S. Consul General Rowan Attends Safer Cities Conference

    Can innovative technology and private sector partnerships with local governments make cities safer? Absolutely! United States Consul General Chris Rowan recently spoke at the Motorola/3M Safer Cities, Secure Enterprises Africa 2015 Conference 

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.

Messages for U.S. Citizens

Emergency Contacts

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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