American Spaces exemplify the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. Hosting millions of visitors each year, American Spaces support the foundation of public diplomacy by creating a place for in-person engagement with foreign audiences.
With over 700 Spaces in 152 countries worldwide, American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States through books, magazines, websites, and programs. Hosted in embassies, schools, libraries, and other partner institutions worldwide, American Spaces are platforms for providing information and engagement through activities, such as;
- Educational advising for those who want to study in the U.S.,
- Workshops on a range of topics from career skills to English language learning,
- Classes and clubs introducing new technologies, 21st century digital skills, and academic resources,
- Films, discussions, and lectures on entrepreneurship, leadership, climate change, international affairs, and much more.
American Spaces in South Africa
U.S. Mission South Africa has nine American Spaces located throughout the country:
American Corner Cape Town
American Corner Mangaung, Bloemfontein
American Corner Pietermaritzburg
American Corner Port Elizabeth
American Corner Pretoria
American Corner Westonaria
Mae Jemison Science Corner, Mamelodi
Rosa Parks American Center, Soweto
Location: Ipelegeng Community Centre, 1283 Phera & Dlamini Streets, White City, Jabavu, Soweto
Hours: Monday 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Tuesday – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Friday 09:00 – 12:45
Phone: 011 982 5580
Visit our Facebook page to see a schedule of upcoming activities.
U.S. Consulate Johannesburg Information Resource Center
Location: U.S. Consulate General, 1 Sandton Drive (corner Rivonia Road), Sandton
Hours: By appointment only
Monday 14:00 – 17:00; Tuesday – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00; Friday 09:00 – 12:30
The Information Resource Center provides free public internet, access to an online virtual library – eLibraryUSA, and a collection of books and reference sources. We welcome requests for information on the United States via e-mail, telephonically or in person, and provide reference and informational services directly to the public.
To visit the Information Resource Center in person, please request an appointment by sending an e-mail with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 011 290 3000 option 4