U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg
News from the Consulate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Messages for U.S. Citizens
Most Recent Messages
- 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)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Unrest Near Marikana, Northwest Province (May 15, 2014)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Alexandra Township May 10, 2014
- Worldwide Caution