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  •  A small clinic in rural KwaZulu-Natal province is making waves for its impressive quality results of health data management.

    A small clinic in rural KwaZulu-Natal province is making waves for its impressive quality results of health data management.

  • Statement by the President on the Passing of Nadine Gordimer

    Statement by the President on the Passing of Nadine Gordimer - Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of South African author and activist Nadine Gordimer.

  • Independence Day Event in Pictures

    Independence Day Event in Pictures

  • Cape Town Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles Welcomes Chicago Children’s Choir to the National Arts Festival

    Cape Town Consul General Erica Barks-Ruggles Welcomes Chicago Children’s Choir to the National Arts Festival

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has launched a LGBTI curriculum development project

    The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has launched a LGBTI curriculum development project with support from the U.S. government

News from the Mission

  • The Art in Embassies Program Brings South African and U.S. Artists Together
    The Art in Embassies Program Brings South African and U.S. Artists Together

    On June 5, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard welcomed a delegation of American and South African artists to Cape Town to engage with local communities through the medium of art.  

  • Making a Difference ... One Lunch at a Time
    Making a Difference ... One Lunch at a Time

    What happens when you combine the passion and commitment of more than 100 staff and family members of the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg with a growing social media-fueled hunger alleviation project started in the United States?  

  • Jackson Katz: “Gender Violence is Everyone’s Problem”
    Jackson Katz: “Gender Violence is Everyone’s Problem”

    “Violence against women is not a women’s issue. It’s a men’s issue.” This was the heart of Dr. Jackson Katz’s message during his recent visit. The internationally recognized American author, filmmaker and cultural theorist traveled to South Africa to share his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. 

  • University of Johannesburg Law School Commencement
    UJ Law School Commencement: Ambassador Gaspard accepts honorary degree on behalf of President; delivers keynote address

    It is the greatest privilege to join you on this unique occasion on behalf of my friend and leader, President Barack Obama, in order to receive this extraordinary honor which you have seen fit to bestow upon him.  

  • 46 South Africans selected for inaugural YALI Washington Fellowship
    46 South Africans selected for inaugural YALI Washington Fellowship

    The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce that 46 South Africans have been invited to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship. These outstanding young South African leaders will travel to the U.S. this June with over 450 other young African leaders for a six week program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities followed by a conference in Washington, DC hosted by President Obama. 

  • WIFI and Internet Upgrade at our American Corner, Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality
    WIFI and Internet Upgrade at our American Corner, Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality

    Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, Virginia E. Palmer unveiled the new WIFI services at the American Corner. The Wifi Project was funded through the U.S. State Department. Dignitaries who attended the event included the Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Durban, and Msunduzi Municipality representatives. 

  • U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg Earl Miller and Director of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Larry Farris joined American agribusiness representatives recently at the annual NAMPO Harvest Day Exhibition in Bothaville, Free State.
    Doing Business in Africa

    U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg Earl Miller and Director of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Larry Farris joined American agribusiness representatives recently at the annual NAMPO Harvest Day Exhibition in Bothaville, Free State.  

Announcement

  • Delays in the Issuance of Passports and Visas
    The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.

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