Supply & Installation Of A 110KVA Generator (Pretoria) – Property No.2

INVITATION TO TENDER: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Supply & Installation of a 110KVA Generator in Pretoria, (Property no. 02) The Department of State for the United States of America offers the following Statement of Work for consideration, bidding, and upon bid acceptance as a list of required activities in the performance of the contract. Schedule and …

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Soliciting Offers For Janitorial Services

Soliciting Offers For Janitorial Services   The Embassy of the United States of America is soliciting offers for Janitorial and related services for real property owned and managed by the U.S. Government in Pretoria, South Africa in accordance with the work statement attached. The contractor shall be registered in the SAM (System for Award Management) …

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Supply & Installation of a 110KVA Generator (Pretoria) – Property No.1

INVITATION TO TENDER: EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Supply & Installation of a 110KVA Generator in Pretoria, South Africa. The Department of State for the United States of America offers the following Statement of Work for consideration, bidding, and upon bid acceptance as a list of required activities in the performance of the contract. Schedule and Scope of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 9, 2019)  Location: U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  The Patriot For Minorities group is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.  Up to 50 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Pretorius and …

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Repair and Painting at the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town.

Summary of Services Required The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town is looking for qualified contractors to attend a site visit and provide a quote on comprehensive repair and painting at the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town. *Vendor would be responsible to supply all labor & materials Contract Details The intention is to award a …

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2020 South Africa Community College Initiative Program Logistics

Funding Opportunity Title: 2020 South Africa Community College Initiative Program Logistics Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-PTA-202001 Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement CFDA Number: 19.022 Deadline for Applications: December 15, 2019 Contact: For questions relating to Grants.gov, please call the Grants.gov Contact Center at 1-800-518-4726. For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, please contact the U.S. Embassy …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (September 12, 2019) Location: Johannesburg Stock Exchange; Sandton, Johannesburg Event: A coalition of 70 civil society activist groups is planning to demonstrate against gender-based violence in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday, September 13, 2019, between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Demonstrators are planning to hold a …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Steenberg Road, between Ou Kaapsweg and Westlake Road, Westlake, Cape Town Event: South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating a suspicious vehicle incident that took place on August 30 at 12:30 PM on Steenberg Road between Westlake Road and Ou Kaapsweg. This section of the road is closed and traffic is backed up in …

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Empowering South Africa’s Businesswomen

Academy of Women Entrepreneurs begins in Pretoria The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, together with implementing partner DreamGirls Academy, launched the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) this week in Pretoria at the American Corner as part of its Women’s Month programming. AWE supports the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, which is designed …

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Vehicles (Pretoria)

INVITATION TO QUOTE  NEW VEHICLES  The Embassy of the United States of America in Pretoria South Africa is soliciting offers for new Vehicles For complete details regarding this requirement go to www.FedBizOpps.Gov and click on the “Go” button in the upper left corner next to “Find Business Opportunities,” next, scroll down to “Search by Solicitation/Award Number” …

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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Celebrates Mandela Day at Zola Community Health Center in Soweto

Press Release Embassy of the United States 877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, Pretoria July 19, 2019 To honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy of public service, a team of more than 30 volunteers from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria spent Thursday at the Zola Community Health Center (CHC) in Soweto.  The team of American and South African Embassy …

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Celebrating our  🇺🇸 Independence Day in 🇿🇦South Africa

Celebrating our 🇺🇸 Independence Day in 🇿🇦South Africa On July 3 we commemorated the 243rd anniversary of our Independence Day with our guests from government, civil society, business, media, academia, and the arts. The celebration of American history & culture, under the theme “California Dreaming,” included traditional American food, drink and live music, with more than a hint …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Outside U.S. Consulate General Cape Town on Steenberg Road Event:  On July 12, 2019 between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM, a group of people plan to gather as part of the worldwide “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” demonstration. The Consulate will be open during normal business hours. Actions to …

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The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and South Africa

The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and South Africa REMARKS TIBOR P. NAGY, JR., ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF AFRICAN AFFAIRS UNIVERSITY OF THE WITSWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 21, 2019 As Prepared Thank you Deputy Vice Chancellor Vilakazi for the introduction.  I’m grateful to you and to everyone at Wits University and the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 31, 2019) Location:  Discovery Group Building; 1 Discovery Place; Sandhurst, Sandton Event:  The National Health Care Providers Association (NHCPA) is planning to demonstrate outside the Sandton Head Office of the Discovery Group on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.  Demonstrators …

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Security Alert – U. S. Mission to South Africa

Location: South Africa Event: On May 8, 2019, South Africa will hold national and provincial elections. Tensions may be heightened during campaign and election periods. Protest marches and demonstrations can occur anywhere in South Africa, sometimes at short notice, causing disruptions to traffic and public transportation, and with the potential to become violent. May 8 is a …

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Demonstration Alert–U.S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa

Location:   Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Durban Event:  Municipal employees are expected to continue demonstrating outside the Durban City Hall on Friday, May 3, 2019. Disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the area of City Hall, and clashes between police and protesters are possible. The U.S. Consulate General will be …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa

Location:  Durban City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Durban Event:  Municipal employees are demonstrating outside the Durban City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Disruptions to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic are likely in the area of City Hall, and clashes between police and protesters are possible. The U.S. Consulate General has closed early for the day …

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Demonstration Alert : U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location: Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events: Municipality Workers are demonstrating in front of City Hall in Durban’s Central Business District. The protest has the potential to become violent and several shots have been reported. A separate protest led by the Economic Freedom Fighters Party has commenced in Botha Park, Berea Road to SAPS Durban …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location: Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events: A planned demonstration against U.S. policy in Israel will take place on April 12. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is planning a demonstration against U.S. policy in Israel in front of the U.S. Consulate General Durban located at Delta Towers Building, 303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme …

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A Game-Changing Partnership to Support Small and Medium Sized Businesses

On Tuesday, Charge d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn celebrated the launch of the USAID Kingson Capital Development Credit Authority loan portfolio guarantee agreement. Jacko Maree, Special Envoy on Investment to President Ramaphosa, and KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala also attended the Durban signing ceremony. The USAID DCA $10 million guarantee with …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (April 3, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event:  The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.  Up to 100 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia Drive.  Disruptions to motor vehicle …

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U.S. Department of Defense Provides Airlift Support in South Africa for USAID-led Humanitarian Response to Cyclone Idai

Press Release | April 1, 2019 U.S. Consul General in Durban Sherry Zalika Sykes visited King Shaka International Airport yesterday to view a shipment of UN World Food Programme food and relief supplies to be transported from Durban to Mozambique by the U.S. Department of Defense.  We thank the South African Department of International Relations …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens in KwaZulu Natal

The Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Durban, South Africa Cordially invites you to attend a Town Hall Meeting for U.S. Citizens in KwaZulu Natal Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Consul General’s Residence, 20 Montieth Place, Durban North Representatives from the U.S. Consulate General will discuss S. citizen services …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 28, 2019)

Location: City of Pretoria – the Union Building and the University of South Africa (UNISA) Event: A large number of demonstrators are expected to protest against load shedding on Friday, March 29, 2019, in Pretoria. The protests will take place at both the Union Building and the University of South Africa (UNISA) between 8:00 A.M …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg; 1 Sandton Drive; Sandhurst Event: The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10 am until 2 pm. Up to 300 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia …

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Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to South Africa

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan traveled to South Africa from March 13 to 16, 2019. His visit focused on promoting U.S. trade and investment, as well as advancing peace and security, including with respect to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Throughout the trip, the Deputy Secretary affirmed the United States’ longstanding and wide-ranging …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 12 pm until 2:30 pm.  Up to 250 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Pretorius and Orient Streets.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 8, 2019)

Location:  Johannesburg, South Africa  Event:  Protest Action at Tertiary Education Campuses.  Student protests are ongoing at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and may continue.  Protests have involved property damage and violence, and rubber bullets and tear gas were fired during a February 6 protest at UJ. Actions to Take: Avoid the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa February 8, 2019

Location:  Near the Steenberg Road entrance, U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On February 8 between 11:00am and 2:00pm, members of the South African Communist Party have filed a request to protest against alleged U.S. interference in Venezuelan internal matters. The Consulate will be open during normal business hours. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban

Location:  Durban, South Africa Event:  Protest Action at Tertiary Education Campuses.  Student protest  are ongoing at all campuses of Durban University of Technology (DUT), University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) and may continue.   Protests have resulted in property damages and one fatality.  The Consulate has received police reports that violence …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (February 6, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg; 1 Sandton Drive; Sandhurst Event:  The South African Communist Party (SACP) is planning to demonstrate outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 10 am until 1 pm.  Up to 100 demonstrators are expected to gather at the corner of Sandton and Rivonia Drive.  Disruptions …

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U.S. Mission and Market Theatre Commemorate Black History Month

Month-long Run of “Nina Simone: Four Women” Media Release | January 29, 2019 The U.S. Mission to South Africa is pleased to announce its support, through a grant of $75,000 (R1 023 534), for the production of “Nina Simone: Four Women” at the Market Theatre, February 1-24, 2019.  To commemorate Black History Month, recognized in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (January 31, 2019)

Location:  Sandton City Mall; Sandton; Johannesburg Event:  According to television and social media sources, the Black First Land First (BLF) group is planning to demonstrate at Vodacom stores at the Sandton City Mall today, January 31, 2019, starting at 10 am. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 28, 2019)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A march by the Black Monday group is scheduled for Monday, January 28, 2019 between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.  The City of Tshwane has issued a permit for 250 participants.  The marchers/protesters will gather at Loftus Stadium at 8:30 am and march to the U.S. Embassy, with an anticipated …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa

Location:  Clifton Fourth Beach, Cape Town, South Africa Event:  Demonstrations are planned to take place on Friday, December 28, at approximately 5:00 PM at Clifton Fourth Beach.  According to media reports, these demonstrations were organized after a private security company allegedly closed Clifton Fourth Beach at sunset on Sunday, December 23.  Clifton Fourth Beach is …

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Alert: Consular Services Temporarily Unavailable – Cape Town Consulate General

From December 20 to January 6, consular services, including passports and visas, will not be available at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town. Emergency services for U.S. citizens will still be available.  If you require passport, consular record of birth abroad, or other consular services during this time, please schedule an appointment with the consulates in …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (December 6, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (December 6, 2018) Location:  Grillhouse Restaurant, Rosebank Event:  The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party is planning a protest at the Grillhouse restaurant in the Firs shopping center in Rosebank beginning around 11:00 am on December 6. Disruptions to pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic are …

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International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship

International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Announcement: The United States Consulate in Cape Town is pleased to announce an opportunity for young women writers based in the Western Cape to participate in the Women’s Creative Mentorship Project. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2019. Program Summary: The International Writing Program (IWP) in collaboration with …

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Former Astronaut Missions To South Africa

How often do you get to meet a man who has been in space four times?  The United States Mission to South Africa welcomed Major General Charles Bolden to South Africa from November 12-17 and his recent mission to South Africa had students, pupils, space enthusiasts, aerospace professionals on the edge of their seats as he described …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (November 16, 2018)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration by a group called Toekomsvonk is scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Pretoria on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  An application was submitted for up to 250 demonstrators to gather near the main entrance of the Embassy.  Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2018)

Location:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria Event:  A demonstration by a group called Black Monday is scheduled to take place at U.S. Embassy Pretoria on Monday, October 29, 2018, from 9:30 am until 11:30 am.  An application was submitted for up to 200 demonstrators to participate. The demonstrators will gather at Loftus Stadium at 9:00 am and …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (October 25, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (October 25, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event: A demonstration by the Solidarity Trade Union is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018, in the vicinity of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Solidarity Trade Union is protesting against Sasol’s Broad-Based Black Economic …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Important Message for Overseas Voters who Cannot Access State Election Websites

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OVERSEAS VOTERS WHO CANNOT ACCESS STATE ELECTION WEBSITES October 18, 2018 — Alexandria, Va. — The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) has become aware of reports that some overseas voters are unable to access their state’s online voter registration and election systems. This is primarily due to states blocking web traffic from …

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How Scientists Can Help Contribute To Conservation Efforts

What is a conservation social scientist and why is she visiting South Africa? Dr. Meredith Gore is one of the world’s leading conservation experts and she recently traveled to South Africa to learn from and share best practices with South African students, community members, and government officials on tackling issues of wildlife poaching, wildlife trafficking, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (October 3, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (October 3, 2018) Location: Central Business District, Cape Town, South Africa Event: Demonstrations by the #Shutdown Cape Town Movement are planned to take place on October 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Central Business District of Cape Town. Participants are …

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Mamelodi teens give back to community, win trip to US

The Citizen | 2018-09-19 | Rorisang Kgosana The four Grade 11 pupils, who run an ecogreen recycling project at Ribane Laka High School, will be launching a life skills centre for their community. Four Mamelodi teenagers’ recycling project recently afforded them an opportunity to experience the “unusual” pleasures of driving “miles and miles” for the best ice cream and living with a …

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United States Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awards prizes for innovative 3D Design

Media Release | August 29, 2018 United States Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awards prizes for innovative 3D Design at the Rosa Parks Library & Innovation Studio in Soweto On August 28, 2018, U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awarded prizes to the three winners of the U.S. Consulate General’s Rosa Parks Library & Innovation …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa

Location:  U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event:  A demonstration by the South African Justice League Foundation (SAJLF) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg.  The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 100 participants, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The protesters plan to gather in Sandhurst at …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 31, 2018)

Location:  Cities throughout South Africa Event:  Nation-wide demonstrations against gender-based violence are set to take place across South Africa on August 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in cities throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria.  More information about the locations and times can be found here: http://www.thetotalshutdown.org.za/   The Intersectional Women’s …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa

Location:  Cities throughout South Africa Event:  Nation-wide demonstrations against gender-based violence are set to take place across South Africa on August 1, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in cities throughout South Africa, including Cape Town, Durban, and Pretoria.  More information about the locations and times can be found here: http://www.thetotalshutdown.org.za/   The Intersectional Women’s …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 30, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 30, 2018) Location: U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic facilities Event: A march by the Black Monday group is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018.  This is a march in protest of farm murders and other violent crimes.  The City of Tshwane has issued a permit …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa

Location:  Sandton, Johannesburg Event:  The following demonstrations have been scheduled in the Sandton area over the next three days, beginning Wednesday, July 25, 2018: July 25: Earthlife Africa 135 Daisy Street 10:00-12:00 Break the BRICS Coalition Rivonia Road & 5th Street – Maude Street & 5th Street 09:30-13:00   July 26: Rwanda National Congress & …

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29 South Africans Receive Fulbright Scholarships to Study in United States

Twenty-nine South African students and scholars have received fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to conduct research and complete postgraduate studies at U.S. academic institutions. The world-renowned Department of State-funded Fulbright Program provides scholarships to university graduates seeking a Master’s or Doctoral degree in nearly any field of study at a university in the U.S.  Thirteen South Africans …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Durban, South Africa (July 6, 2018)

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate Durban, South Africa (July 6, 2018) Location: Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Event: Two security incidents took place at Woolworths stores in the Durban area on July 5, 2018. A fire occurred at the Woolworths in the Pavilion Shopping Center in Westville at 1:30 am. The cause of the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (June 29 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (June 29 2018) Location:  Sandton, Johannesburg Event:  A march by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018.  This is a service delivery protest that will start at 137 Daisy Street, Sandton.  The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 1000 …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Durban (June 7, 2018)

Location:   Durban Central Business District (CBD) Events:      Planned protest and night vigil for former President Jacob Zuma (June 7-8, 2018) There will be a night vigil at Albert Park starting at 18:00 on June 7th, 2018, and will continue through the night into the following morning.  The protest is expected to begin at 07:30 and reach …

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Updated Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Updated Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018) Update: Today’s anticipated demonstration began early and resulted in road closures near the U.S. Consulate General. Please be advised that the consulate will delay opening to the public.  Regular hours are expected to resume tomorrow. Please see our website for …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018) Location:  From Westlake Drive then via Steenberg Road to Orpen Road to Spaanchmat Road, stopping at Alphen House Center, and then return to Westlake Drive following the same route. Event:  On June 4 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, up to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa (June 1, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa (June 1, 2018) Location: From Alpine Road & Lotus Road intersection to Overport Secondary School, Durban Event: The Refocus and Upliftment Foundation is planning a march on June 2, 2018, in the Overport area beginning at 2:00 pm. The “End the Genocide in Palestine” march …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (June 4, 2018)

Location: From Westlake Drive then via Steenberg Road to Orpen Road to Spaanchmat Road, stopping at Alphen House Center, and then return to Westlake Drive following the same route. Event: On June 4 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, up to 500 members of the Westlake Community plan to march to the Alphen House Center …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 24, 2018) Location: Rustenburg, Swartuggens, and Zeerust in North West Province Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of ongoing protest activity in North West Province, specifically near the towns of Zeerust, Swartruggens and Rustenburg along the N4 highway. Roads in the …

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Press Release: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu

Press Release: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu 05/21/2018 04:07 PM EDT Public Schedule Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 21, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met today with South African Minister of International …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 15, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Johannesburg, South Africa (May 15, 2018) Location: U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Event: The Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) has scheduled a demonstration for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg. The protest organizers have indicated they will be protesting U.S. policy toward Israel. The City of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 10, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (May 10, 2018) Location:  Moroccan Embassy, Pretoria, Corner of Farenden and Francis Baard streets Event:  Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced a possible protest action by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at the Moroccan Embassy located on the corner of Farheden and Francis Baard streets, taking …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 24, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (April 24, 2018) Location: Multiple locations through South Africa including but not limited to: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Polokwane, and Durban. Event: According to media reports the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is calling on workers across the country to stay at …

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Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 21, 2018)

Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 21, 2018) Location:  U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On April 21 between 07:00 AM and 07:00 PM, the telephone system at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town will not be operational due to planned maintenance. Action:  Americans seeking emergency assistance should call the after-hours …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 19, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 19, 2018) Location:  Near the Reddam Avenue entrance of the U.S. Consulate General, Cape Town Event:  On April 19 between 11:00am and 1:00pm, members of the South African Communist Party plan to gather outside of the U.S. Consulate General on Reddam Avenue. Demonstrators …

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Alert New Travel Advisory: U.S. Consulate General Cape Town, South Africa (April 6, 2018)

Exercise increased caution in South Africa due to crime and drought.  Please read entire message. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, rape, carjacking, mugging, and “smash-and-grab” attacks on vehicles, is common. There is a higher risk of violent crime in the central business districts of major cities after dark. The South African government declared a …

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Signing of Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) Agreements

Congratulations, South Africa!  We were thrilled to be at today’s signing of renewable energy independent power producer project (REIPPP) agreements, which will result in R55.92 billion in new investments in the energy sector (including foreign direct investment from U.S. companies!), create nearly 60,000 new jobs, and generate 2300 megawatts of energy.  Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018) Location: O.R. Tambo International Airport and Surrounds Event: The U.S. Embassy would like to inform all U.S. citizens of media reports indicating possible disruption on the R21 and R24 highways in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018, as a result of a …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018)

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (March 20, 2018) Location: Pretoria Central Business District (CBD) Event: Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) announced that permission was granted for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria tomorrow, March 20, 2018, from 09:00 to 2:00 pm …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Johannesburg, South Africa (March 19, 2018)

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert: Pretoria, South Africa (February 6, 2018)

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 26, 2018)

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Security Messages for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (January 13, 2018)

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Worldwide Caution

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstration in Pretoria on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Cape Town on Monday, August 7, and Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration in Pretoria on November 2, 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Protests/Avoid University Campuses October 21, 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March in Pretoria on October 20, 2016

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a student protest march taking place today, Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Pretoria between the hours of 8:00 and 13:00.  The possible route will be between Church Square and the Union Buildings.  It is anticipated that up to 3,000 protestors will be in the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests and Property Damage Around the Area of the University of the Witswatersrand, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

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

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U.S. Mission to South Africa Awards Grants to Community Organizations Partnering in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Student Demonstration in Sandton on Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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Demonstration in Pretoria on September 1, 2016

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Messages for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar on Data Theft Today, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. (CAT)

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Demonstration in Sandton on August 11, 2016

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Durban Central Business District (July 18, 2016)

Demonstrations in Durban Central Business District Security Message for U.S. Citizens July 18, 2016 The United States Consulate General in Durban wishes to inform U.S. citizens that a demonstration is scheduled to take place in the Durban Central Business District today, July 18, 2016.  The demonstration will be held by Treatment Action Campaign and +Section 27 to …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on July 13, 2016

Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on July 13, 2016 A demonstration will take place in the Durban Central Business District today, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  The demonstrators are street venders.  The march is scheduled to start at 10:00 in Botha’s Garden.  The demonstrators will march down Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street to present …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Planned Protest at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Planned Protest at U.S. Consulate General Cape Town on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 July 12, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in front of the Consulate at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  We have been informed that the protestors …

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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 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Sandton on July 1

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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 …

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Election-Related Demonstrations and Disruptions

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Planned Demonstration in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town – June 17, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens June 17, 2016 Planned Demonstration in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate General Cape Town – June 17, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General Cape Town informs U.S. citizens that a demonstrations is expected to take place at at the U.S. Consulate General Cape Town from 1100 – 1300 hours on Friday, June …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to Shopping Areas and Malls

Threats to Shopping Areas and Malls Security Message for U.S. Citizens June 4, 2016 The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens that the U.S. Government has received information that terrorist groups are planning to carry out near-term attacks against places where U.S. citizens congregate in South Africa, such as upscale shopping areas …

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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 …

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American Citizen Services: No Routine Services on June 6, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg Message for U.S. Citizens 1 June 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg wishes to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit will not be accepting appointments for routine services on Monday, June 6, 2016.  Only U.S.  citizen emergency cases will be considered for processing. For further information: See …

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Shots Fired at Sandton Gautrain Station

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Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on May 6, 2016

Security Message for U.S. Citizens A protest will take place in the Durban Central Business District today, Friday, May 6, 2016.  The demonstrators are Telkom employees protesting over pay issues.  Participants will March down Dr Pixley Kaseme Street around 1100 to the Durban City hall. The exact number of protestors is unknown.  South African Police …

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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

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Planned Demonstration Activity in Durban Central Business District on April 7, 2016

A protest will take place in the Durban Central Business District today, Thursday, April 7, 2016.  The protest is directed against possible mining activities along the coast.  Participants will start assembling at 11:00 a.m. outside of 330 Anton Lembede (Smith Street).  They are expected to be at this address protesting until around 12:00 p.m.  The …

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The Launch of the Ford Everest in South Africa

Henry Ford:  “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Today, at Ford South Africa, we celebrated another success in the U.S.-South African relationship.  Ambassador Gaspard joined Ford leadership and the Minister for Department of Trade and Industry Rob Davies for the unveiling of the new Ford Everest. Not only does this …

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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

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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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Celebrating Black History Month with Performance of “A Raisin in the Sun” at Market Theatre

Media Advisory               Embassy of the United States Tuesday, February 9, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Cynthia Harvey: harveycr@state.gov The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is sponsoring the South Africa premiere of “A Raisin in the Sun” at the historic Market Theatre in Johannesburg.  The play is directed by James Ngcobo and will be performed throughout February as …

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Rights of Sexual Minorities Top Agenda

By Ntando Makhubu | Pretoria News | January 27, 2016) THE MEDIA and its role in promoting the rights of sexual minority groups was the subject of a discussion hosted by the American Embassy yesterday. The talks were hosted by the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission Catherine Hill-Hendron. She allowed members of the media to …

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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 …

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Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Discusses Security Cooperation, Peacekeeping, and Nonproliferation

On December 11, Under Secretary (U/S) of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller traveled to Pretoria for meetings on security cooperation, peacekeeping, and nonproliferation matters with her counterparts at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).  While in Pretoria, she also met with Mandela Washington Fellow alumnae to discuss leadership and …

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DREAMS Program to Help Fight HIV/AIDS Infection among Young Girls

In South Africa, every week 2,400 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV, the highest rate in sub-Saharan Africa. The United States government, through PEPFAR (U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), and the South African government have come together to try and stem this scourge through the DREAMS initiative. The goal of …

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Worldwide Travel Alert

Last Updated: November 23, 2015 The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional …

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

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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Hosts YALI TechCamp

The United States Embassy in Pretoria hosted South Africa’s first YALI TechCamp: Digital Strategies for Grassroots Organizing.  TechCamp is a hands-on, interactive two-day event for selected youth from ten countries in Africa, including South Africa, to interact with world-class technology trainers.  The YALI TechCamp took place from October 21-22 at the American Corner, inside the …

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Student Demonstrations

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of on-going student demonstrations taking place at University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), University of Cape Town (Cape Town), Stellenbosch University (Stellenbosch), Rhodes University (Grahamstown) and Eastcape Midlands College (Grahamstown).  The demonstrations may spread to other universities and their surrounding areas, causing disruptions in motor vehicle …

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Agricultural Success on Both Sides of the Atlantic

“Farmers are farmers. They may not speak the same language… but they understand the passion why they are on the land. They understand that wonderful opportunity and responsibility of feeding other people.” It was with these words Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Krysta Harden addressed 500 members of the agriculture industry at the Produce Marketing Association …

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Planned country-wide demonstrations planned on October 7, 2015 to mark World Day for Decent Work

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of possible country-wide demonstrations planned for 9 am on October 7, 2015 to mark World Day for Decent Work.  The demonstrations are organized by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).  The total number of expected participants in each march is unknown at this …

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The Market Theatre’s “I Almost Remember, a Tribute to Maya Angelou” Dazzles Audiences in Johannesburg

The U.S. Embassy sponsored a one-night performance memorializing American author, poet, civil rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer Maya Angelou, who died on May 28, 2014.  In partnership with the historic Market Theatre and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the life of Maya Angelou in an original production “I Almost …

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Terrorist Threat to U.S. Interests in South Africa

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa has received information that extremists may be targeting U.S. interests in South Africa, to possibly include U.S. Government facilities and other facilities identifiable with U.S. business interests.  There is no additional information as to timing or potential targeting. Review your personal security plans; remain aware and vigilant of …

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Promoting Women’s Role in Media

To close out Women’s Month, the “GeneratioNEXT” youth group hosted a “Women in Media” seminar at U.S. Consulate Durban on August 27.  Over forty young community media practitioners and media students from Durban University of Technology and Creative Art College attended this interactive and inspiring overview of the challenges and opportunities for female media practitioners. …

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Alvin Ailey dancers teach technique and confidence to South African dancers

“Dance comes from the people and should always be delivered back to the people.” –Alvin Ailey ‪#‎AlvinAileySA‬ ‘s Glen Allen Sims started his master class at Bapedi Hall by teaching Ailey’s iconic ‘Revelations’ and ended by learning the Pantsula. And THAT is cultural exchange at its finest (and most entertaining). Funding for Alvin Ailey American Dance …

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Planned Demonstration by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Johannesburg

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to South Africa informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration planned for Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. in Johannesburg. The demonstration is organized by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to protest corruption. The City of Johannesburg has issued a permit for 2,000 participants. Disruptions to motor vehicle traffic are expected in …

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