2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo unveiled the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report on June 28, 2018. “Every year our report focuses on a specific thing. This year’s TIP Report highlights the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. Human trafficing is a global problem, but it’s a local ...
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Asset Recovery Guide Adds to U.S. Tools to Support International Anti-Corruption Efforts

The United States is a global leader in finding and recovering public assets that are stolen and hidden abroad by corrupt regimes. The U.S. State Department plays a key role in recovering these ill-gotten gains by facilitating cooperation with foreign governments and building partner capacity and cross-border cooperation. To help facilitate effective international cooperation between ...
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U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 5, 2018 In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. On Wednesday, May 2, the ten recipients of the third annual Emerging Young Leaders ...
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Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on April 2, 2018

Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on April 2, 2018 The U.S. Mission in South Africa offers sympathies to the family, friends, and to the nation that mourns the loss of Winnie Mandela.  We join in honoring her formidable strength and leadership in the struggle to end Apartheid. Winnie Mandela, ...
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Letter From Secretary Tillerson

Dear Reader: Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Supports Global Light it Up Blue Campaign

Media Advisory  March 29, 2017 U.S. Embassy Pretoria Supports Global Light it Up Blue Campaign  The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is delighted to announce its participation in the signature campaign of “Autism Speaks” by joining the Light It Up Blue campaign, which is dedicated to raising international awareness of autism during World Autism Awareness Day ...
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Helping Those Who Assist Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Helping Those Who Assist Survivors of Sexual Abuse December 20, 2016 On the heels of the global “16 Days” of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, the U.S. Consulate in Durban hosted a workshop at City Hall on December 14 for more than 50 social workers, counselors, law enforcement officers, and other professionals who deal with ...
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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 ...
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Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report Media Note Department of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 10, 2016 The U.S. Department of State submitted the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report to the United States Congress on August 10, 2016. Now in its 18th year, this congressionally-mandated Report comprises almost 200 distinct ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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