Ambassador Mahlangu official photo 006Thank 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


“One-of–a-kind” Holiday Gifts. South African Art, Stunning Beaded Crafts, Zulu Baskets Jewelry, Home Décor, Traditional attire”


In partnership with the USA Chapter for 67 Blankets, the South African Embassy honored Nelson Mandela Day. The goal to encourage people in the USA to make and donate 670 blankets by 18 of July 2016, was surpassed with blankets received before and throughout the event.

IMG_4506Ms. N. Luti, Deputy Chief of Mission, led the event and the coordinator for 67 Blankets for Mandela Day, Ms. Veronica Buzby presented the blankets to the Central Union Mission and the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project.



Group Photo at the StatuePeace Train Choir at the SA Embassy

Approximately 200 guests attended the Nelson Mandela Service Day.  There was a performance by Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, who are currently touring the United States.


IMG_4399IMG_4407Veronica for 67 Blankets for Mandela Day



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Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 13, 2016) – South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, has been named, “Best Airline in Africa” by Skytrax for the fourteenth consecutive year. The award was presented to SAA at the Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony during the annual Farnborough Airshow in England on July 11th….


Mandela Concert

The Peace Train choir of more than 100 young voices from communities across America will present a multicultural concert of music and dance at the Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The last stop on the Peace Train Across America’s multi-city tour, the concert culminates months of rehearsals and workshops designed to foster unity and peace among diverse groups.

    • When: July 17, 2016
    • Time: 12 noon -4:00pm
    • Where: The Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
    • For more information visit:
    • Free admission


Notice: No parking facilities for the public 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.

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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.

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 currently no vacancies available at this time

Special notice about the White House Tours

The Embassy of South Africa cannot arrange tours of the White House for South African citizens. The US Department of State has advised us that, at present access for foreign citizens to White House tours as part of an Embassy-sponsored public tour group, is on hold. We are therefore unable to process any requests at this time.

We will post an update to the website immediately if conditions change.

SA Tourism