KwaZulu-Natal Farmer Mentors Youth

Mzwandile Duma was one of the first KwaZulu-Natal youth to take part in the Future Farmers Foundation project to gain knowledge and practical experience about farming in the United States. Duma joined the program straight from high school, when he was 19 years old. ‪‎Future Farmers Foundation is a small but dedicated foundation that provides platforms from which young men ...
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KwaZulu-Natal Youth Discuss Radio Industry Challenges

KZN youth discuss radio industry challenges DURBAN, JULY 28,2016 – The National Community Radio Forum-KwaZulu Natal, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Durban, hosted the Youth in Media Annual Dialogue at Durban City Hall. About 120 youth from across the province of KwaZulu-Natal attended the event, including students from University of Zululand, Durban University ...
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KwaZulu-Natal Youth Discuss Radio Industry Challenges

KZN youth discuss radio industry challenges DURBAN, JULY 28, 2016 – The National Community Radio Forum-KwaZulu Natal, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate in Durban, hosted the Youth in Media Annual Dialogue at Durban City Hall. About 120 youth from across the province of KwaZulu-Natal attended the event, including students from University of Zululand, Durban ...
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President Obama on the Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

President Obama on the Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile White House Blog JULY 7, 2016 AT 2:12 PM ET All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hosts Celebration of the Successful Renewal of AGOA at Braai Featuring U.S. Chicken

Media Advisory Monday, April 25, 2016 Ambassador Gaspard celebrated the growing trade relationship between South Africa and the United States and the successful renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at a braai at his residence on April 25. As U.S. poultry, beef, and pork make their way to South African retailers’ shelves, the ...
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Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on April 20, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Today, April 20, 2016, Metro Police are responding with anti-riot gear to a demonstration that is taking place in the Durban Central Business District.  Workers from the municipality have blocked Dr. Pixley Kaseme (West Street) and Dorothy Nyembe (Gardiner Street) Streets with their city vehicles.  The number of protestors is ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Congratulates GIST Startup Bootcamp Winners

Media Advisory Embassy of the United States of America Monday, April 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | For more information: USEmbassySAPress@state.gov U.S. Embassy Pretoria congratulates the winners of the 2016 GIST Startup Bootcamp’s business pitch competition, Christian Mwijage and Elineca Ndowo and their social enterprise EcoAct Tanzania.  The U.S. Department of State-funded science and technology bootcamp took ...
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New American learning center opens at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

A new U.S. funded center opened at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University exposing professionals, scholars, and students to hundreds of exchange and study opportunities. The American Corner, Port Elizabeth will create a forum for an exchange of ideas, arts, and culture between Americans and South Africans in the Eastern Cape. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Andrew Leitch officially ...
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United States Releases Annual Human Rights Reports

The United States released its 2015 Human Rights Reports today. The reports, now in their 40th year, document the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world. In remarks to the press, Secretary Kerry discussed the reports and stressed the universality of the standards applied in the compiling of the reports, ...
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A Tribute to Ambassador Andrew J. Young

Press Release March 31, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Pays Tribute to American Champion of the Anti-Apartheid Movement  Ambassador Andrew J. Young Johannesburg, South Africa — United States Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard hosted a tribute to Ambassador Andrew J. Young at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory on March 29, 2016.  The event, attended by ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2016 Tax Filing Guidance

Message for U.S. Citizens: 2016 Tax Filing Guidance   The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the following 2016 tax filing guidance for U.S. taxpayers living abroad.  Links to further IRS guidance are available on the Federal Benefits and Obligations Abroad page on travel.state.gov , or on the Embassy’s web page at https://za.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/u-s-taxes/ .   Who Must File? If you are a U.S. citizen or resident ...
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South Africa Receives Award Recognizing Outstanding Work to Combat Tuberculosis

South Africa has been selected by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other key partners to receive an Achievement Award in recognition of the country’s outstanding work to combat tuberculosis (TB). USAID presented the government of South Africa with this award, which was accepted by Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi at a ...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Offers Training to South African Airport Staff

From February 22- 26, 2016, the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered a week long training on the Carrier Liaison Training program at OR Tambo International Airport. The training participants were staff from BidAir and Swissport. The training course presents document analysis techniques and characteristics common to security and travel documents such as ...
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Assistant Secretary Marcus Jadotte Builds Bridges Between U.S. And South African Universities

Media Advisory March 8, 2016 U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte opened the Career Indaba Education Fair on March 7, 2016, at the Sandton Convention Center.  More than 16,000 South African students registered to participate in the fair. Assistant Secretary Jadotte is leading a delegation of 25 U.S. college and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution Update

Security Message for U.S. Citizens WORLDWIDE CAUTION UPDATE  March 4, 2016 The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan ...
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New Business Opportunity! Are You Interested In Learning More About Importing U.S. Poultry To South Africa?

March 1-3, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, U.S. Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC)  S.A. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and S.A. Department of Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) hosted a training seminar for South African entrepreneurs and importers interested in learning more about the  processes to import American poultry to the South African market.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, March 9, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens Town Hall for U.S. Citizens with Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, March 9, 2016  February 25, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg is pleased to invite all U.S. citizens in Gauteng, Northwest, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Free State to a Town Hall event with the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations at Universities in South Africa

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations at Universities in South Africa February 22, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa reminds U.S. citizens that demonstrations have occurred on campus and in the vicinity of several universities in South Africa in recent days.  Some of the demonstrations have involved incidents of violence.  Further demonstrations can ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Pretoria on February 19, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Planned Demonstration in Pretoria on February 19, 2016 February 19, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration planned for today, Friday, February 19 at 10:00a.m. in Pretoria.  The demonstration is organized by the African National Congress (ANC) to mobilize support for economic and social issues.  Tshwane ...
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Wildlife Trafficking Cooperation

Fact Sheet Embassy of the United States of America 877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria January 28, 2016 Wildlife Trafficking Cooperation Trafficking in wildlife is an international conservation crisis and a multi-billion dollar illicit business that is pushing many iconic animal populations towards extinction. Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative types of transnational organized ...
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Secretary Jewell Visits S.A. to Encourage International Collaboration to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Office of the Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior News Release January 29, 2016 Contact: Jessica Kershaw (Interior): Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov South Africa marks last stop on three-country visit as part of Obama Administration’s work to stop illegal trade that threatens to wipe out elephants, rhinos, other iconic species PRETORIA, South Africa – U.S. Secretary of ...
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Statement from U.S. Embassy Pretoria regarding President Obama’s January 11, 2016 Proclamation on AGOA

Media Advisory | Tuesday, January 12, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On January 11, 2016, President Obama signed a proclamation regarding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), requiring the entry of U.S. poultry into South Africa before March 15, 2016.  This proclamation does not immediately suspend AGOA trade benefits for South Africa.  As has been reported ...
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