New American Corner Opens in Westonaria

Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Councillor Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare the new American Corner open
Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Councillor Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare the new American Corner open

On Tuesday, October 14th, the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, in partnership with the Westonaria Local Municipality, opened a new American Corner in the Westonaria Public Library. Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Cllr. Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare this new American Space, the seventh such center in South Africa, open.

In his remarks Consul General Rowan referred to our commitment to add value to South Africa’s efforts to develop and support an educational system that will unlock the expertise, innovative spirit, and entrepreneurial capacity of South Africans across the country.

Local dance group, City Harvest, performing to celebrate the opening of the new American Corner
Local dance group, City Harvest, performing to celebrate the opening of the new American Corner

He expressed the hope that the Westonaria American Corner will be one of the ways in which we help put valuable skills in the hands of young South Africans – skills that can help them to build prosperous, happy and healthy communities.