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.
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.