Reconciliation Day 2019 Statement – U.S. Ambassador-designate Lana Marks

Reconciliation Day 2019 Statement – U.S. Ambassador-designate Lana Marks: Since it was established in 1995, the Day of Reconciliation has marked a time when South Africans gather and reflect upon their shared, complicated history. This day is meant to help South Africans reconcile their truths and experiences, in order to appreciate and celebrate the many rich cultural traditions that make up a wonderfully diverse, unified, and strong South Africa. In …

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U.S. Embassy and the Market Theatre collaborate in production of “A Raisin in the Sun”

The United States Embassy provided a grant to the Market Theatre in Johannesburg to produce a month-long (23 performances) run of Lorraine Hansberry’s canonical play “A Raisin in the Sun,” a story whose significance remains relevant today. “And it happens time and again in this extraordinary play, things are said that could be here, now, …

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US Envoy Inspired by SA’s Struggle

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 9, 2013 9:09 AM Originally published by Associated Press » JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The new United States ambassador to South Africa says he was a “young kid” when he first met Nelson Mandela, who traveled to the U.S. a few months after he was released from jail in 1990. Patrick Gaspard, now 46 …

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