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

This year the National Day will be hosted at the South African Embassy on 30 April 2015 and the Embassy wishes to invite quotations for catering services

  • Prospective service providers can submit their proposals by e-mail in PDF format or in a sealed envelope with the details of the proposal on the outside of the envelope to: Per hand Ms F Mkhize South African Embassy 3051 Massachusetts Ave Washington DC 20008 e-mail:
  • Closing day: Submissions should be received at either of the mentioned addresses on or before on the closing date of Monday, 30 March 2015. (Prospective service suppliers are encouraged to submit their proposals before the closing time and date).


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Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu extended his heartfelt condolences to Mrs Louise Mokone, wife of South African football legend Dr Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone, who passed on last night.

Dr Mokone was the first black South African soccer player to play in Europe and regarded as one of the greatest footballer South Africa has ever produced.

Dr Mokone was awarded by South Africa’s Presidency, The Order of Ikhamanga in Gold during the first National Orders awards in 2003, for exceptional achievement in the field of soccer and an outstanding contribution to the development of non-racial sport.

“The passing of Dr Mokone is a huge loss and our condolences are extended to his family and all those who have been touched by this great South African son” the Ambassador said.




  • What: The Gods Must Be Crazy is one of South Africa’s most well known movies and was the biggest selling foreign movie in the US when it was released.  There is only space for 125 in an intimate venue, so book your tickets fast before they sell out. No tickets for sale on the door – pre-order only.
  • When: 23 March 2015. Meet at 6pm for pizza and wine/soft drinks. Start the movie at 7pm
  • Where: Arent Fox, 1717K St NW, DC
  • Who: Starfish Greathearts Foundation are a charity in South Africa that support children directly who have been orphaned by HIV. More details.
  • Cost: $30 for adults and $15 for under 18’s/students. Includes: movie ticket,   pizza and wine/soft drink.
  • How to purchase:
  • Enquiries: Sebastian Walker at

Ambassador Mahlangu Presents Credentials to President Obama.
South Africa’s newly-appointed Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu presented his Credentials to President Barack Obama, during a ceremony held at the White House on Monday, 23 February 2015.

The ceremony served to reaffirm South Africa’s commitment to consolidate the existing cordial relations with the United States of America.


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With their performance, 20 Years of Freedom, we honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who was a friend, and fan, of both artists.

 bokamoso 2015

  • Benefit performance featuring youth from the Bokamoso Youth Centre, Winterveldt, South Africa: 6th and 7th, 7:30 p.m.
    Students/Seniors — $10; General Admission — $35 Tickets:
  • Unless I say Yes — Sexual Choices of Young Women and Men: An Interactive Workshop. 5th, from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission is Free.Participating students and faculty will have the opportunity to experience the power of performance in illuminating relationship dynamics and sexual relations through cross-cultural perspectives. Bokamoso actors will be leading the workshop.
    Please RSVP to
  • Where: The performances and the Interactive Workshop will both be held at The George Washington University
    Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center 1st Floor 800   21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
    (Two blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station, Blue and Orange lines)
    More Information: or

Suitland High School Choir directed

This work celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, the struggles for freedom fought by him and his many comrades through Apartheid, and the walk to a free and democratically led country under the presidency of Nelson Mandela. 

  • When:  January 15, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Where: Suitland High School “Annabelle Ferguson auditorium”
                     5200 Silver Hill Road. Forestville MD 20747
  • Admission: $10

Karen Walwyn, D.M.A. Steinway Artist
Duke Mellon Faculty Fellow 
Associate Professor @ Howard University




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5 December 2014 marks the first anniversary of South Africa’s Former President, Nelson Mandela’s passing.  In commemorating this day, wreaths will be laid at the Statue of Nelson Mandela outside the Embassy by well-wishers as part of honouring his legacy. Members of the public are also welcome to lay their wreaths if they wish at the Statue throughout the day.

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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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

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Thank you for your understanding.

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