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  • Our Ambassador Patrick Gaspard visited the Home to learn more about it's work in supporting and empowering young, vulnerable girls from its manager, Ms Pretty Arojojoye.  Pretty participated in President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)  last year, returning with a deeper understanding of civic leadership and innovative ideas for the Home

    Ambassador Gaspard and wife Raina Washington visit the Tshwane Home of Hope to learn about its work supporting and empowering young, vulnerable girls from its manager, a YALI alumnus

  • In 2014, SCIP supported training for more than 63,000 South African teachers and teaching assistants in more than 600 schools.

    U.S. supports 85 Million Rand Project to Boost Teacher Training in South Africa

  • CG Chisholm with MatCH team at Addington Hospital (State Dept)

    Strengthening Healthcare Systems in KwaZulu-Natal

  • CG Chisholm with Peace Corps volunteers (State Dept)

    On Christmas Day, Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a Christmas lunch for 14 Peace Corps volunteers serving 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

  • 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

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Opening or expanding business in USA?

  • If you are thinking about opening or expanding operations in the United States, then the SelectUSA Summit will help you find the answers you need more efficiently, saving you time and money.
You will have the opportunity to learn more about how, where and why to invest in the United States. You'll also learn about resources and incentives directly from federal, state, and local officials.

Bringing young musicians to the U.S.

  • OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

Mandela Washington Fellowship 2015

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