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U.S. Citizens: Your vote counts!

Act early and take the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to request a ballot through their state’s online portal or complete a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted ...
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COVID-19 Information (Updated September 4, 2020 | 12:00 SAST)

COVID-19 Information (Last updated: September 4, 2020) Country-Specific Information The South African Ministry of Health has confirmed 672,041 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The government of South Africa lowered the lockdown alert level for South Africa to level 2 on August 18, 2020.  COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed at all times, including observance of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Americans Can Vote Wherever They Are!

Americans Can Vote Wherever They Are!   If you have not received a requested absentee ballot in time to return it to your state, you can use The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a backup ballot to vote for federal offices. The FWAB is available online at this link: https://www.fvap.gov/eo/overview/materials/forms .  Hard copies of the FWAB are also ...
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Alert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020) 

Alert: Travel Advisory Level 3: Reconsider Travel – U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa (September 16, 2020) The Department of State revised its Travel Advisory for South Africa on September 15, 2020. The Department continues to advise travelers to exercise normal precautions in South Africa. South Africa – Level 3: Reconsider Travel      Reconsider travel to South Africa due to COVID-19.  Exercise increased ...
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A Strengthened Partnership for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Press Release September 10, 2020 Pretoria South Africa – United States 11th Annual Bilateral Forum (ABF) September 2020 The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted the 11th Annual Bilateral Forum (ABF) on 9 and 10 September 2020 under the theme “A Strengthened SA-US partnership for post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery.” The ABF was co-chaired by Ambassador ...
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U.S. Remains Committed to Working Together with South Africans

Statement U.S. Ambassador Lana Marks U.S. Embassy South Africa September 6, 2020 I have discussed South Africa with President Trump many times, and he has only ever spoken positively about the country. The U.S. remains committed to working together with South Africa to realize the promise of a more peaceful, more productive, more prosperous 21st ...
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The United States’ Commitment to Supporting South Africa with COVID-19

Statement U.S. Ambassador Lana Marks U.S. Embassy Pretoria September 3, 2020 The United States remains strongly committed to assisting South Africa in its fight against COVID-19. Of the 1000 ventilators pledged by the United States, 785 ventilators have arrived in South Africa with an additional 200 expected this week. In August, I oversaw the successful ...
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