Thank you for visiting our official website, we hope you will find the information useful, whether you are planning to visit South Africa or are interested in remaining current with the activities of the South African Embassy in Washington DC.
The Mission is committed to inculcating the spirit of Ubuntu and the “Batho Pele” (People First) principles, in the provision of its services; which is reflective of our country’s values of putting humanity central to all that we do. South Africa is open for business and continues to provide a wealth of opportunities for those looking at investing in an emerging market that boosts a stable democracy, incredible infrastructure and world class financial systems.
We remain a premier destination for tourism and always welcome an opportunity to welcome you to our country of beautiful scenery, wildlife, beaches and amazing climate. What is more important however is that you will meet culturally diverse South Africans, waiting to welcome you to our rainbow nation!
Should you need more information, I encourage you to reach out to me and my team through our provided contact details, which you will find on this website.
Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu
South African Embassy in the United States of America
South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa, launches the “Awesome Africa Sale” with the lowest fares of the season for travel from either New York (JFK) or Washington DC (IAD) to Johannesburg or Cape Town, South Africa. Also included is travel from Washington DC (IAD) to Accra, Ghana on SAA’s four-times weekly service. The fares start from $749* roundtrip (restrictions apply) and are available for purchase through May 29, 2018, for travel this fall from October 26 to November 30, 2018….
South Africa’s Ambassador to the USA, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, together with the First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, officially announced a rugby match between their national teams at Washington’s RFK Stadium on 2 June.
During the announcement, Ambassador Mahlangu highlighted that the Government of South Africa will be celebrating the life of our country’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela during this year, the year in which he would have celebrated his 100th birthday. He said, “Madiba was a firm believer in the power of sports to be a unifying force and the ability it has to change lives. South Africa has experienced the unifying power of sports when President Mandela handed over the Webb Ellis trophy to the Springbok captain in 1995. The Springbok rugby team played a vital part in forging the Rainbow Nation and bringing pride and joy to every citizen.”
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones noted, “It is fantastic to be here with the South African Ambassador to the US, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, to announce this exciting fixture between our two great countries. Wales and the Springboks have a huge global fan base and I am confident this clash of titans at Washington’s world famous RFK Stadium will help raise the profile of rugby in America. I, for one, can’t wait until June 2.”
- Click here to read the full South African Airways media release: South African Airways Vacations Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s Centenary –
Join us for the Open House
We are excited to welcome you to our Open House “Around the World Embassy Tour” and learn about South Africa, the rainbow nation!
- Where: Embassy of South Africa. 3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20008
- When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
- Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Read more: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/signature-events
On 30 April 2018, President Trump signed Proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended by one month the Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duty exemptions for some. South Africa is disappointed that it was not granted an exemption from the duties. On 08 March, President Trump had signed a Proclamation imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of aluminium articles and a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of steel articles that excluded select countries including Canada, Mexico, European Union, South Korea, Australia, Argentina and Brazil. The Proclamation followed reports from the Secretary of Commerce that imports of these products threaten to impair United States of America (US) national security….
- Click here to read the full media release: MEDIA RELEASE – Section 232 30 April 2018 v2
Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters paid Courtesy call to Ambassador MJ Mahlangu on Friday 27 April, 2018 . Ambassador Mahlangu and Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters discussed a whole range of issues including but not limited to developmental issues affecting Sub Sahara Africa , HIV awareness, her unbreakable campaign which focus on empowering women and possibility of partnership up with the Embassy
Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22 was born in Western Cape Province, South Africa and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University.
- Where: ZachysDC 3521 V Street NE Washington DC 20018
- When: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
- Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-braai-at-zachys-dc-a-traditional-south-african-bbq-wine-tasting-tickets-45146092177
It is with deep sadness, that the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby informs you that Honorable Dr Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya, Former Minister for Social Development and Former High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to the United Kingdom, passed away on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A book of condolences will be opened at the Embassy, located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from Wednesday 18th April to Friday, 20th April 2018 from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm, for all those wishing to convey their respects to the memory of the late Dr Skweyiya.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE