Voting in Washington DC: 

  • Venue : South African Embassy 3051
    Massachusetts avenue, NW
    Washington DC 20008
  • Hours: The Embassy will be open for voting from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Required documents:
    a) Green, bar-coded ID book; smartcard ID; or valid Temporary Identity Certificate; and
    b) Valid South African passport or temporary passport.

 For any enquiries relating to elections please consult the IEC on the following website:


Election day in South Africa as well as abroad was proclaimed in the Government Gazette on 25 February, 2014

This also means that no further registrations at the Embassy will be entertained. 

  • Voting abroad will take place on Wednesday, 30 APRIL 2014.
  • By law it is not possible to vote abroad on any date other than 30 April 2014, and no exceptions will be made.
  • Applications are now open to notify the IEC of your intention to vote abroad and where (at which mission) citizens intend to vote, by completing a VEC10 form. 
  • This includes ALL South Africans who are registered and whose names appear on the voters’ roll, Diplomats and their households.
  • VEC10 applications need to be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the IEC website at and will close at midnight (SA time) on 12 March 2014
  • Applicants will receive either an e-mail or SMS notification to acknowledge receipt of their application.
  • In order to vote abroad on 30 April, you must bring:
    a) Your green, bar-coded ID book; smartcard ID; or valid Temporary Identity Certificate; and
    b) Your valid South African passport or temporary passport.
  • For any inquiries please don’t hesitate to contact the Embassy.






The Embassy of South Africa in Washington D.C. is pleased to announce the completion of its newly renovated building on Massachusetts Avenue.  All Sections will be operating from the same location.

  • Effective: 24th of March, 2014
  • New address:  3051 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, 20008

Chancery Office Hours

  • Monday to Thursday from: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Consular Section Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Please note: The Embassy and Consulate will be closed for normal business during the relocation on Friday 21 March, 2014

The  Embassy will be closed over Easter from 10.00 am, Thursday, April  17th,  through Monday, April 21st, reopening at 8.00 am, Tuesday, April 22nd.


Home and Garden

May 10th Noon – 4pm

  • Please send in completed order form and check no later than May 1, 2014.
  • Make checks payable to: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Memo: The Love Quilt Project
  • For any questions or comments, please send an email to
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  • Event Address:
    St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
    4250 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA 22207

You are cordially invited to join the South African Diaspora in the 20th Freedom Day Celebration with a picnic planned to host you with songs, dance and an exchange of our diverse culture.

SA Freedom DAy Picnic 2014

  • Date    : April 26, 2014
  • Venue : Great  Seneca Park
                  Gaithersburg MD 20877
  • Time   : 10am to 6pm

Note: Please be advised that Maryland State Park Department charges $3 person for Maryland license plates / MD residents and $5 for out of state residents collected at the gate by state officials.**

Looking forward to seeing you! 
DMV Picnic Organizing Committee


Three exceptional South Africa join forces to perform “Right Inside,” a view of township life in South Africa. The artists, along with students from the University of Maryland and Northwestern High School will give four free performances at the University of Maryland Art and Sociology Building lobby. “Right Inside” is part of QuestFest 2014, an international visual theatre festival produced by Quest Visual Theatre, in partnership with the University of Maryland, Anacostia Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Theatre Project, Creative Alliance, and Gallaudet University. Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and Department of Art have worked in cooperation with Quest to present this unique cross-cultural production.

  • When: April 1, 2:00 and 5:00 pm and April 2, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
  • Where: University of Maryland Art and Sociology Building lobby
  • Free performances
  • For a complete detailed listing of these performances and other festival offerings, visit
  • Contact:  Alan Hermesch, (301) 365-4762,

Solomon and Marion 


“Academy Award and Olivier Award nominee Dame Janet Suzman stars as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa” 

  • When: Mar. 28 – 30, 2014
  • Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
  • Tickets: Tickets
  • Tickets and Information: 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600
  • To Kennedy Center Members Not a member? Join today to receive priority purchasing and other benefits
  • Terrace Theater

Featuring Dame Janet Suzman, one of the world’s most revered actresses of stage and screen (famed for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, a two-time Olivier Award nominee, and an Academy Award nominee for Nicholas and Alexandra), Solomon and Marionis the story of two injured souls searching for redemption in the fragile, post-apartheid South Africa. Marion has watched her life drain away. Children and husband gone, she ekes out an existence in a country utterly transformed. But it’s the only home she has. As the new South Africa prepares for the World Cup finals, old divisions and suspicions seem as deep as ever, and the intruder she has been expecting, dreading, and needing arrives. 

Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014



Notice: No Parking at the Embassy

  • There are no parking facilities for the public at the Embassy, although street parking spaces sometime can be found nearby. However, If you plan to visit the Embassy for consular services, please plan to arrive by public transportation or drop-off.

Gateway to the Nation

Inspiring New Ways

Global South Africans

Visit the GSA website


A Gift for Madiba


Please consider making a donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital? If you are in the US, please click here to make your tax-deductible gift.

Madiba’s Steps to Freedom Immortalised

Listen to Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool’s remarks at the unveiling of Nelson Mandela statue.


Listen to Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), ranking minority member of the House Africa subcommittee, Nicole Lee, President of TransAfrica, and Deputy Chief of Mission Johnny Moloto, brief media on plans for Mandela Day in the US.

Consular Section Special Notice

The Consular section is Relocated Back to Massachusetts Avenue, Embassy Row, as of 24th of March, 2014

30 51 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20008

Job Openings

There are no job openings at this time.

White House Tours

The White House is currently not accepting  tour requests.

We will let you know here if this changes.

Thank you for your understanding.

SA Tourism