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  • Three women wearing blue hardhats in front of a building. (Photo Credit: State Department)

    Strengthening Healthcare Systems in KwaZulu-Natal

  • Zandile Simelane recites a poem on her experiences after being diagnosed as HIV-positive five years ago 

(Dept of State)

    Getting to Zero: Focus, Partner and Achieve towards an AIDS-free Generation was the theme of this year’s World Aids Day commemoration at the United States Embassy

  • PEPFAR in South Africa (State Dept)

    The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief represents the largest foreign assistance initiative by any nation in history to combat a single disease.

  • US Under-Secretary of State Catherine Novelli and US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Catherine Hill-Herndon share a moment with Sifiso Keswa of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife moments after handing over equipment to support efforts in Anti-Wildlife Trafficking

    In fulfillment of the pledge made by President Obama during his 2013 Africa trip, we are pleased to announce our commitment of $3 million to fund anti-wildlife trafficking efforts in South Africa

  • Everyone enjoyed a fun day of soccer, netball, puppet-making, shaving cream painting, marshmallow structure building, face painting, and more.
More than 70 children, staff, and board members of Neo e Bonolo were part of the day long fun.

    Volunteers from our Consulate General in Johannesburg spend a day working and playing with the kids and young people at the Neo e Bonolo Drop-In Centre

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, and Teddy Taylor, U.S. Consul General in Cape Town, listen to young Mandela Washington Fellows in Langa

    Africa will be unrecognizable in the next 15 years with a young vibrant group leading the continent, says the United States’ most senior diplomat in Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield

  • U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, talking about US-SA economic cooperation, at event hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science

    U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, talking about US-SA economic cooperation, at an event hosted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science

  • Today, Ambassador Gaspard met RLabs students and heard first hand how they are changing their lives and becoming IT professionals. He also witnessed the RLabs Youth Cafe in action.

    Ambassador Gaspard visits USAID-supported RLabs in Cape Town, meets YALI alum and entrepreneur Marlon Parker and his team, who advocate for using technology for social good

  • Over the past weeks, youth in Mamelodi, Eestrus, Soshanguve, Atteridgeville, Laudium, Soweto and beyond have enjoyed Sherman Alexie’s Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and are asking us to come back with another exciting piece of literature.

    Our 'One Book Club' puts free, fantastic, though-provoking books into the hands of South Africa's young readers, who read and discuss the stories with our volunteers

News from the Mission

  • This 9 story high mural in Braamfontein, Johannesburg,by American street artist Shepard Fairey and his team honors Mandela and his legacy on the 25th anniversary of the purple protests in Cape Town. The mural sits atop 70 Juta street, just across the street from the Market.
    American artist Shepard Fairey honors Mandela and his legacy

    Nine story mural by American artist Shepard Fairey honors Mandela and his legacy on the 25th anniversary of the 'purple protests' in Cape Town. 

  • Ambassador Patrick Gaspard shares in a wide-ranging conversation with more than 120 graduate and honours students at the University of the Western Cape
    African Solutions to African Problems

    “African Solutions to African Problems” - That was one of the primary messages U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard shared in a wide-ranging conversation with more than 120 graduate and honours students at the University of the Western Cape 

  • "But when you're with our YALI fellows you realize that cynicism about this generation is the wrong choice. You appreciate that the raw talent does exist here and it needs only to be resourced and heard. The energy, drive, and promise of these young leaders absolutely galvanized President Obama and convinced me of the merits of your initiative."
    "Young leaders are all demonstrating a drive and ambition that we need to tap"

    Ambassador Gaspard delivers remarks at the 'Putting Youth Development in the Front Seat' Summit, "You appreciate that the raw talent does exist here and it needs only to be resourced and heard. The energy, drive, and promise of these young leaders absolutely galvanized President Obama and convinced me of the merits of your initiative." 

  •  Connie Field, center, with students from Cape Town’s Big Fish Film School
    From Selma to Soweto: U.S. Filmmaker Shares Documentary to Mark 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

    Few people know the role American grassroots activists played in the anti-apartheid struggle. For that reason, the U.S. Mission to South Africa invited award-winning American filmmaker Connie Field to South Africa from August 11- 22 to tour the country showing her 2010 film Have You Heard From Johannesburg and to engage with a broad cross-section of students, educators, and academics. 

  • US Government sponsors MomConnect program
    US Government sponsors MomConnect program

    The MomConnect program provides free antenatal information aimed at preventing maternal mortality, using mobile phone technology. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program has invested $4.9 million(R49million) in the program. 

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