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
- The Embassy will close at 12:30 PM on Thursday 20th July and Friday 21st July, 2017
We are inviting the public to participate in this volunteer activity inspired by former President Mandela’s life and 67 years of service :
The Embassy of South Africa partner with the United Nations Information Center Group for a clean-up activity along Rock Creek with the Rock Creek Conservancy.
- Day: Tuesday 18 July, 2017
- Time: 10:00am-12:00 pm
- Venue: The section identified is very close to the embassy. Meeting point will be at the trailhead near the intersection of Rock Creek Drive NW and Normanstone Drive NW Washington DC
“Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We’re asking you for 67 minutes.”
Nelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world. The idea of Mandela Day www.mandeladay.com was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.” The United Nations UN website: www.un.org/mandeladay officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.
- Date: Sunday 19th August, 2017
- Venue: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina 4000 Summit Blvd NE, Atlanta GA 30019
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Buy ticket: https://sawomensdayatlanta2017.eventbrite.com
TO: ALL JOURNALISTS
MINISTER ZULU TO ADDRESS THE BUSINESS BREAKFAST SESSION ON DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Members of the media are invited to attend a Business Breakfast Session that will be addressed by the South African Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu:
- DATE : Thursday, 15 June 2017
- TIME : 07h30 to 09h00
- VENUE : Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert St, NW Washington, DC 20008
Minister Zulu will utilise the Session to talk about business opportunities in South Africa and incentives programme. The Minister will also share on opportunities for partnership between big businesses and small businesses.
The Media will have an opportunity following the Session to engage with the Minister.
The South African ambassador to the United States was in Baton Rouge Thursday morning for the re-dedication of the Nelson Mandela College of Government at Southern University….
Mninwa J. Mahlangu, South African Ambassador to the United States, has been invited to be the guest speaker for the Spring 2017 Southern University Baton Rouge Commencement, Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m., in the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Approximately 680 students are expected to participate in the spring graduation ceremony.
Ambassador Mahlangu was appointed in October 2014 by the President of South Africa to serve as the South African Ambassador to the United States of America, based in Washington, DC.
Ambassador Mahlangu is one of the leaders who played a critical role in the processes leading up to the first democratic South Africa. Between 1991 and 1994, he was a negotiator at the Congress for Democratic South Africa and the Multiparty Negotiation Forum. In 1993, he became the Co-Chairperson of these bodies. From 1993 to 1994 he was a member of South Africa’s Transitional Executive Council.
Ambassador Mahlangu last visited Southern University, November 19, 2015, and addressed an assembly at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy, in the atrium of Rodney G. Higgins Hall.
Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada died in Johannesburg on Tuesday 28 March at the age of 87.
- Video: 2:20 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTX0jd7uecQ