Ambassador Gaspard hosts Oprah Winfrey at our #BigDREAMS young women's empowerment event

DREAMS Event Features Guest Speaker Oprah Winfrey

DREAMS Event Features Guest Speaker Oprah Winfrey Media Advisory | December 3, 2016 U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard hosted an audience of young South African women on Friday for what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet global media leader and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey, who is in South Africa celebrating the sixth graduating class the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy

South Africa and United States Partner to Promote Renewable Energy Awareness

South Africa and United States Partner to Promote Renewable Energy Awareness Media Release | November 28, 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 November 2016 – ‘Expensive, inaccessible, complicated and unreliable’ are a few of the misperceptions about renewable energy that persist, despite South Africa’s success in building out its large-scale renewable energy infrastructure. To a large extent, the country’s progress in

CSIS Africa Program – Spotlight on South Africa

AS DELIVERED Remarks by Ambassador Gaspard CSIS Headquarters, Washington DC September 28, 2016 Thank you so very much, Jennifer.  Good morning everyone.  Good morning to everyone who’s here in this room and to those who are watching on the live stream.  Jennifer put a tremendous amount of pressure on me today when she told me that this was the inauguration

U.S. Ambassador Gaspard Presents Liliesleaf Farm with an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant to Conserve Rare Documents from Liberation

U.S. Ambassador Gaspard Presents Liliesleaf Farm with an Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant to Conserve Rare Documents from Liberation Media Advisory October 12, 2016 Ambassador Gaspard presented Liliesleaf Farm CEO Nicholas Wolpe with a U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant totaling $103,329 at a signing ceremony in Rivonia on October 12.  Liliesleaf Farm was selected to receive

Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn into Service of SA’s Rural Communities

Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn into Service of SA’s Rural Communities Pretoria, Monday, September 12, 2016 – Peace Corps South Africa hosted the swearing in ceremony of ‘SA 34’, the 34th contingent of trainees to serve in South Africa as Peace Corps Volunteers since 1997. The group of 36 arrived in the country on July 8 and underwent intense pre-service training

Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and South African Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi at the DREAMS launch, November 2015

#AIDS2016: 16 years on, many gains have been made

IOL | SPECIAL FEATURE | 15 Jul ’16, 2:16pm Aaron Motsoaledi and Patrick Gaspard #AIDS2016: 16 years on, many gains have been made When the International Aids Conference opened in Durban 16 years ago, the challenge seemed insurmountable. Scientists were projecting that half of South Africa’s young people would die of Aids. At the closing of the conference, President Nelson

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Statement from Ambassador Gaspard following announcement of arrests of four suspected terrorists

Media Statement July 13, 2016 Statement from Ambassador Gaspard following announcement of arrests of four suspected terrorists on July 9, 2016 I am pleased to join South Africans in commending the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) and other law enforcement agencies on the July 9 arrest of terrorists suspected of planning attacks on the U.S. Mission of the

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, hosted a reception at his residence in Pretoria on June 30 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

A Taste of Miami in South Africa: Ambassador Gaspard Celebrates American Independence Day at Reception Honoring the City of Miami

Press Release July 1, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, hosted a reception at his residence in Pretoria on June 30 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  The national holiday is celebrated each year on July 4 in the United States with parades, picnics and fireworks.  This

A performance by South African Pieter Grobler (pianist) and American James Austin Smith (oboist).

Ambassador Gaspard Celebrates Carnegie Hall Music Project in South Africa

Press Release Embassy of the United States 877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria Monday, June 6, 2016 For More Information: Katleho Mogase | USEmbassySAPress@state.gov                                           Ambassador Gaspard Celebrates Carnegie Hall Music Project in South Africa An affair of music, talent, and cultural exchange have brought together the interests of Carnegie Hall, the U.S. State Department and Strive Masiwa in what promises to

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US ambassador on the politics of performance and theatre

Rebecca Davis | Mail & Guardian | June 7, 2016 The social media savvy Patrick Gaspard talks about his love of Jo’burg and how the US can learn from SA how to discuss racism frankly. Gaspard as diplomatic as ever United States ambassador Patrick Gaspard swoops into a boardroom at Cape Town’s Cape Grace hotel, full of apologies for his

American Delegation Visits Liliesleaf Farm to Honor Leaders of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

American Delegation Visits Liliesleaf Farm to Honor Leaders of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

Press Release Embassy of the United States of America FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2016 For more information: Cynthia Harvey at USEmbassySAPress@state.gov American Delegation Visits Liliesleaf Farm to Honor Leaders of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle:  Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s Visit to South Africa   June 2, 2016 — U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard led a

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Kerry Kennedy: “Ripples of Hope” Continue to Inspire U.S. – South Africa Relationship 50 Years Later

Press Release May 30, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Cynthia Harvey at USEmbassySAPress@state.gov Kerry Kennedy: “Ripples of Hope” Continue to Inspire U.S. – South Africa Relationship 50 Years Later  Johannesburg, May 30, 2016 – Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) and President of RFK Human Rights, is visiting South Africa May 30-June 4 to commemorate her

Ambassador Gaspard kicked off his visit on May 23 by attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly built Mamothalo Primary School.

U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard Visits Limpopo

Media Advisory Embassy of the United States of America May 24, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Cynthia Harvey at USEmbassySAPress@state.gov U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard visited Limpopo May 23-24 to engage in a range of activities highlighting the growing ties between the people of Limpopo and the United States.  Hlayisani Nkwashu, an alumnus of the 2015

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An Open Letter to Civil Society

An Open Letter to Civil Society Patrick H. Gaspard U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Friday, May 6, 2016 I was delighted more than 200 of Africa’s most prominent and progressive civil society organizations came together with government officials this week in beautiful Cape Town to discuss how to improve governance across the continent.  Your participation in the Open Governance Partnership

Governments Exist to Serve the People

Daily Maverick | Opinionista U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard   May 5,  2016 11:55  If you’re like most of us, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what open governance means to you – how it impacts your daily life, your family, or your community. But every one of us has a role to play in making our governments

Earth Day marks a significant climate change milestone

Mail & Guardian Analysis by Patrick Gaspard U.S. Ambassador to South Africa April 22, 2016  This Earth Day, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, is truly a cause for hope, writes the United States ambassador to South Africa. “To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil

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 longstanding trade dispute has ended

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.

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 place from April 12-15

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Sello Hatang, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and Ambassador Young chatting before the start of the event.

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 Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta,

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Statement from Ambassador Gaspard regarding President Obama’s AGOA proclamation

“We are delighted by the proclamation issued by President Obama today and we welcome the recent arrival of American chicken into commerce in South Africa.  The entry of U.S poultry into South Africa was required as a condition for avoiding South Africa’s suspension under AGOA.  Now that the issues involving AGOA have been resolved, we are focused on developing a broader, stronger economic

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Partnership for Prosperity: Ambassador Gaspard Outlines U.S. Support for South Africa’s Economic Development Goals

Looking beyond AGOA By: Peter Fabricius | African News Agency | 18 January 2016 at 13:00pm Johannesburg – “I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am to hear the words ‘Beyond Agoa’. I think I am going to get that printed on a T-shirt,” says US ambassador Patrick Gaspard when asked what the priorities for US-South African relations should be,

General Electric: Investing in and Partnering with South Africa

Check out “The Most African Locomotive” built through an innovative partnership between U.S. Company GE and Transnet Freight Rail. Yesterday, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard had a tour of the Transnet Engineering Koedoespoort Facility, along with General Electric Southern Africa CEO Tom Konditi In March last year, the South African-owned freight, transport and logistics company announced GE won

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South Africa’s Status Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Statement from U.S. Ambassador Regarding South Africa’s Status Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) 11/05/2015 | U.S. Embassy Spokesperson Cynthia Harvey | PretoriaPress@state.gov “During the past year, I have worked closely with leaders in government and industry in both of our countries to resolve the longstanding barriers to U.S. trade with South Africa, particularly with regard to American

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A Celebration of Service

Last Friday, Ambassador Gaspard and Consul General Rowan attended the 2014 City Year South Africa graduation, the culmination of a year of volunteer service, civic engagement, and leadership development. The theme for this year’s graduation was “It’s in your hands.”  Ambassador Gaspard had the honor of delivering the keynote address, reminding the graduates that, “Nelson Mandela called for this type

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Insider’s Swipe Unfair

US Ambassador Gaspard | Letter to the Editor |Business Day | OCTOBER 31 2014, 10:40 I WAS disappointed to see The Insider column (October 29) take an unfair swipe at visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Your journalist twisted her remarks at a private diplomatic reception when she praised the Mandela Washington Fellows who came to Washington

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Certificate Ceremony for U.S. Government-Supported HIV & AIDS Programs

Remarks of Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard University of the Western Cape, Cape Town October  27, 2014 As prepared for delivery  Master of Ceremonies, Dr. James Lees;University of the Western Cape Vice Chancellor, Professor Brian O’Connell; Representatives from the Department of Basic Education; University of the Western Cape Education faculty members and staff ; Community members, students, parents, the final year

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Your Personal Invitation to Apply to Become a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

Ambassador Patrick Gaspard | 10/21/2014 Hello, I’m Patrick Gaspard, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. I want to talk to you about the single most exciting thing happening on the continent today – The Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative. Consider this your personal invitation to apply to become a 2015 Fellow.  If accepted, you will join 500

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U.S. Engaged in Fighting Ebola from the Start

Ambassador Patrick Gaspard | Letter to the Editor of Sunday Independent | 10/19/2014 Mr. Jovial Rantao Editor in Chief Sunday Independent Sauer Street, Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng  2000 Dear Mr. Rantao: Your article “As Africans died, our continent and world slept” in the Sunday Independent on October 12 was both timely and extremely important.  The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is

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There is Hope to Abolish this Modern Form of Slavery

Trafficking in Persons Ambassador Patrick Gaspard | Opinion Editorial | 10/17/2014 The United States stands ready to work with the government of South Africa to help prevent trafficking and restore victims to draw nearer to our shared vision of a world free from slavery. IN the words of Secretary of State John Kerry, “we find perhaps no greater threat to

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Labour Relations in SA 40 Years Behind the Times, Says US ambassador

8 Oct 2014 | Business Day | NICHOLAS KOTCH (Africa Writer) THE conduct of labour relations in SA comes across as worryingly anachronistic, the US ambassador said yesterday, referring to a pattern of long strikes in mining and other industries. “SA sometimes seems to be 40 years behind the times when it comes to labour relations,” Patrick Gaspard told a

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US Firms Actively Involved in Community Beneficiation: US Ambassador

Trust Matsilele | CNBC Africa | 07 October 2014|17:21 GMT Addressing a Nedbank-NEPAD Networking Forum in Johannesburg, Gaspard said Africa has long been important to the US policy with the two regions now working through Power Africa and Feeding the Future initiatives. The US envoy to South Africa added that the relationship between Africa and his country was moving from

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Hlaudi and the Art of Non-Diplomacy

THE LAST WORD | BY ROB ROSE | Business Times | 05 OCTOBER 2014, 11:25 PATRICK Gaspard, the US ambassador to South Africa, is not often provoked into making ill-considered statements. Dubbed the “best political mind of his generation in New York, and possibly the nation” by Michael Bloomberg’s right-hand man, Kevin Sheekey, Gaspard has rock-solid links to Africa. Born

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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 on September 9.  “We’re investing in Africa’s youth.  With plans to expand the inaugural Mandela Washington Leadership program in the coming years, we’re

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Beating Back Gangs – Ambassador Gaspard Visits Red River Primary School in Manenberg

When Ambassador Patrick Gaspard met the students at Manenberg’s Red River Primary School he Tweeted the picture above and wrote, “These girls are beating back gangs.  Dreamkeepers.”  Through their involvement with community-based groups like Rock Girls, the young learners of Red River are overcoming the odds and inspiring their peers to excel.  The U.S. Mission to South Africa supports their

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“Putting Youth Development in the Front Seat” Summit

Remarks of Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard “Putting Youth Development in the Front Seat” Summit Sandton, South Africa August 29, 2014 Thank you Jeff.  On these occasions, I’m reminded that your leadership is defined by both your incredible capacity and your generous spirit. Thank you for the kind words and this invitation to talk with friends. It’s such a great pleasure

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US-Sponsored MomConnect App Provides Free Antenatal Information

08/21/2014 | Staff writer Wandile Mavuso | PretoriaPress@state.gov PEPFAR invests $4.9 million towards the MomConnect Initiative The U.S. Government, through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program has invested $4.9 million (R49million) towards MomConnect, a program aimed at preventing maternal mortality through the use of mobile phone technology. With MomConnect, the South African Government expects to save

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SA Shines Brightly at Africa Summits in US Capital

The Sunday Times | 08/17/2014 President Obama’s new model of long-term partnership sees the US and Africa as equals, writes Patrick H Gaspard Just as Africa is changing, we need to change the way we think about the continent and put aside old stereotypes IT was a great time to be in Washington as Africa took centre stage for two

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US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, Up Close and Pretty Personal

Brooks Spector | The Daily Maverick | JUL 30 2014 01:17 The Daily Maverick’s J. BROOKS SPECTOR sat down with US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard for a wide-ranging conversation recently, just prior to the ambassador’s return to Washington to participate in the US – African Leaders Summit in early August. Originally published in the Daily Maverick We are sitting on the

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A Climate Not Conducive to Foreign Investment

Peter Fabricius | The Star Early Edition | 07/29/2014 US legislators, businesses are demanding SA review its policies if it wants to benefit from international trade, writes Peter Fabricius Originally published in The Star Early Edition US AMBASSADOR to South Africa Patrick Gaspard has warned that economic policies and chronic strikes are discouraging American investors and traders and could jeopardise

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YALI Summit Connects Leaders

Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC | 07/29/2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Faith Mangope and US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard join MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell to discuss how the Young African Leaders Initiative summit is connecting young African leaders with the American people. Andrea Mitchell Reports: YALI Summit

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University of Johannesburg Law School Commencement

Ambassador Gaspard accepts honorary degree on behalf of President Obama; delivers keynote address Remarks of Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard [As prepared] University of Johannesburg Law School Johannesburg South Africa May 22, 2014 Thank you Vice Chancellor and Principal, Professor Ihron Rensburg. Members of the Executive Committee, distinguished guests, law school faculty, parents and loved ones – and most especially the outstanding

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University of Johannesburg Confers Honorary Doctorate on President Barack Obama – Ambassador Patrick Gaspard Accepts the Degree on the President’s Beh

The University of Johannesburg has conferred an honorary doctorate on President Obama, with UJ Vice Chancellor Prof. Ihron Rensburg saying, “President Obama has demonstrated distinguished social and intellectual achievement related to the University’s vision, mission, values and strategic goals and is thus a worthy recipient of the degree Doctor Legum (Doctor of Laws), honoris causa.”  In accepting the degree on behalf

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Ambassador Gaspard’s Road trip in Kwa-Zulu Natal

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, his wife Ms. Raina Washington, and the U.S. Consul General to KwaZulu-Natal Taylor Ruggles were invited to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve by Dr. Bandile Mkhize, the CEO  of  Ezemvelo Wildlife in Kwa-Zulu Natal to participate in a rhino conservation airlift operation the week. South Africa has been at the fore front of rhino conservation in

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U.S. Ambassador Gaspard’s Road trip in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, his wife Ms. Raina Washington, and the U.S. Consul General to KwaZulu-Natal Taylor Ruggles were invited to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve by Dr. Bandile Mkhize, the CEO  of  Ezemvelo Wildlife in Kwa-Zulu Natal to participate in a rhino conservation airlift operation the week. South Africa has been at the fore front of rhino conservation in

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Biotechnology and the Smallholder Farmer

Remarks by Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard (As Prepared) Agric-Biotech & Biosafety Conference Southern Africa 2014 Smart and Sustainable Agriculture in Southern Africa: Meeting Future food Needs Sheraton Hotel Pretoria, South Africa Good morning and thank you for that kind introduction and thank you Africabio for letting me come here today and talk about biotechnology and how it can benefit smallholder

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U.S. and South Africa: Facing Today’s Challenges for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

Remarks by Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard (As Delivered) University of South Africa Pretoria, South Africa Good morning. Professor, thank you so very much for that warm and kind introduction. Vice Chancellor, thank you so much for your very important words. I’d like to commend the work that you’re doing each and every single day to lift up electoral reforms and

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A Man in Full

February 2014 | Nicholas Kotch, Sandy Coffey | Wanted Magazine: A Business Day supplement As a labour activist, US Ambassador to SA Patrick Gaspard is honest about the dangers of strike action If you find yourself seated next to Patrick Gaspard at dinner, relax. There is zero chance of a nervous lull in the conversation with President Barack Obama’s personal

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Remarks at the GE Million Dollar Ceremony

I think that I’m going to take the wise counsel of the MEC for health and not dwell on individual acknowledgements in the room but instead focus on the great work that is being done by all. However, you’ll forgive me if I dwell for a second on our MC Yvonne Chaka Chaka. I must confess I was terribly excited

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Ambassador Patrick Gaspard Meets with Mayor of Johannesburg

On January 29, Ambassador Patrick Gaspard met with Parks Tau, Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, to discuss shared economic development priorities and the upcoming C40 Mayors Summit.  Tau highlighted several key infrastructure projects currently in development within the city and expressed interest in working more closely with the United States on important economic development initiatives.

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Ambassador Gaspard Shares Insights on Leadership at ALA

Ambassador Gaspard shared some personal insights with the students of the African Leadership Academy on Wednesday evening when he presented a talk, “Reflections on Leadership”, as part of the academy’s Distinguished Guest Speakers series. Before the lecture he was interviewed by the school’s media students and given a tour of the campus. He also shared a meal and some lively

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Ambassador Gaspard Shares Insights on Leadership at ALA

Ambassador Gaspard shared some personal insights with the students of the African Leadership Academy on Wednesday evening when he presented a talk, “Reflections on Leadership”, as part of the academy’s Distinguished Guest Speakers series. Before the lecture he was interviewed by the school’s media students and given a tour of the campus. He also shared a meal and some lively

Dateline East London

Above: Ambassador Gaspard at Nelson Mandela’s Qunu village in the Eastern Cape province  East London, South Africa, December 16th. Day of Reconciliation. The finality of a funeral has been replaced with the uncertainties of life. The rhythms of the Indian Ocean a metronome for travelers pausing by its banks in contemplation of waves lapping the rocks like the counting off

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Investing millions in winning the shared dream of defeating Aids

By U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard | Sunday Independent | December 1 2013 As South Africa’s battle against Aids has evolved, so has PEPFAR’s support, says Patrick H Gaspard the US Ambassador to SA. Johannesburg – What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, Aids was a death sentence. It cut down young adults in their prime, created millions of

Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Opens

Nelson Mandela Foundation | News | 11/18/2013 U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard announces U.S. Government funding of $100,000 towards preservation of documents Adapted from the Foundation’s News article, ‘President Jacob Zuma opens Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory: Multi-purpose public facility, interactive archive and dialogue venue‘ South African President Jacob Zuma opened the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, official home of the

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Youth jobs top agenda of US ambassador

By Marianne Merten | Pretoria News BUILDING effective partnerships between the US and South Africa, not only on investment, but also health and education – and to help address youth unemployment – is a key focus of American ambassador Patrick Gaspard. “I hope I get to partner effectively with my counterparts in the South African government to create a stable

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U.S. has no problem with Sexwale: Ambassador

Marianne Merten | The Daily News – Independent Online US ambassador Patrick Gaspard said he had “a very good conversation” with businessman Tokyo Sexwale, the former human settlement minister, who was called aside for questioning when he arrived at New York’s JFK Airport on a recent business trip. In an apparent replay of what happened in 2002, Sexwale’s name still

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US ambassador raring to go in SA

Diplomacy isn’t former activist Patrick Gaspard’s default setting, but the new US ambassador to South Africa has learnt fast. In a somewhat self-deprecating way, he turns a question on South Africa’s economic-policy uncertainty on to his own government, which ended its more than two-week-long government shutdown on Thursday. During his first media interview as accredited ambassador this week, at his

Introducing Ambassador Patrick H. Gaspard

Above: Ambassador Gaspard and his spouse Ms. Raina Washington arrive at the Union Buidings for his credentialing ceremony.  PRETORIA: On October 16, Patrick H. Gaspard presented his credentials to President Jacob Zuma as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa. Following his presentation of credentials, Ambassador Gaspard said: “I am honored to represent the United States in

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Nominee Patrick Gaspard’s Testimony (as prepared) at Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ Nomination Hearing

Congressional Testimony of Patrick H. Gaspard Ambassador Designate to the Republic of South Africa Before the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate July 24, 2013 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I am honored and humbled to appear before you as President Obama’s nominee to serve as the next United States Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa.

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Krysta Harden – Deputy Secretary, Department of Agriculture Alejandro Mayorkas – Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Ron Binz – Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and upon appointment

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