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Justice Will Be Served

Statement U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr May 30, 2020 “The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the ...
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COVID-19 Information (Updated July 7, 2020 | 13:00 SAST)

Country-Specific Information The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 205,721 cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  If you are an American citizen in South Africa desiring more information on prospective travel to the United States, please ensure you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at  www.travel.state.gov  for the most current information affecting U.S. ...
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Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Turkish Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 10, 2020)

Health Alert: Repatriation Flight on Turkish Airlines – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 10, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 238,339 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Additional Turkish Airlines Repatriation Flight Turkish Airlines has notified us of an upcoming special commercial repatriation flight on Tuesday, July 14. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE ...
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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 8, 2020)

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (July 8, 2020) Location: South Africa Event:  The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 215,855 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Announcing Multiple Upcoming Repatriation Flights We have been notified of multiple upcoming special commercial repatriation flights operated by different airlines. Flight information: DATE DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRLINE 09 July ...
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Press Release: The United States Expands Ventilator Support to South Africa to battle COVID-19

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has delivered a second shipment of 100 ventilators to South Africa to assist with its national response to COVID-19. “Patients deserve the best possible care we can provide. Ventilators are an important part of supporting that care, which this donation makes possible,” said Dr. ...
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Independence Day: Remarks by Ambassador Lana Marks

Independence Day Remarks (As delivered) U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks Pretoria July 4, 2020 Good evening.  On behalf of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the American people, I would like to thank you for joining us. Today marks the 244th anniversary of the founding of ...
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Join U.S. Embassy South Africa’s Independence Day Commemoration

Press Release | June 3, 2020 This July 4th, we celebrate the 244th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. Each year on this date, we pause for a moment to recommit ourselves to the principles enshrined in our Declaration of Independence, and to celebrate our freedom. 2020 has proven to be a year for reflection, not just on how we ...
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