Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2020) 

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (October 29, 2020)

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Event: The U.S. Embassy is aware of a demonstration scheduled for Friday, October 30th, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria.

The Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  The Embassy would like to recommend avoiding the areas of demonstrations and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.

Actions to Take:

  •          Avoid the area of the demonstrations.
  •          Keep a low profile.
  •          Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  •          Monitor local media for updates.


  •   United States Embassy to the Republic of South Africa
    (Note: The Embassy does not provide consular services)
    877 Pretorius Street
    Arcadia, Pretoria
    Tel: 012-431-4000 (outside South Africa: +27-12-431-4000)
  •   United States Consulate General, Johannesburg
    (Covering Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, and Free State provinces)
    1 Sandton Drive (corner of Rivonia and Sandton Drive)
    Sandhurst, Johannesburg
    Tel: 011-290-3000 (outside South Africa: +27-11-290-3000)
    After-hours emergencies: 079-111-1684 (outside South Africa: +27-79-111-1684)