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

Voter registration for South African citizens living abroad will take place at all South African foreign missions from 1 to 4 February 2019.

Registration will take place during office hours at South Africa’s 120 foreign missions, including high commissions, embassies and consulates worldwide. A full list of South Africa’s missions is available on the website of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at http://www.dirco.gov.za/webmissions/index.html.

The finalisation of international voter registration follows the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on registation and voting at diplomatic missions abroad.

The agreement gives effect to the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 which provides for all eligible South African citizens to register and vote in national elections. DIRCO has assisted the Electoral Commission with the registration and voting of citizens abroad since 1999….

  • Kindly note that in light of the United States of America mourning the loss of President George H W Bush, President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order to close Federal Offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty on Wednesday, 5 December 2018. Based on this decision, the Embassy will also be closed and will resume normal business hours on Thursday, 6 December 2018. Thank You

“Our lowest fares of the year from $699* round-trip from New York and Washington, DC to Africa for Winter and Spring travel”

South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa, is offering tremendous savings with special fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for 7-days only over the Thanksgiving holiday. Low fares are offered from Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport and New York-JFK International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa starting from $699.00* round-trip….

 

  • Kindly note that in lieu of the Thanksgiving Holiday the Embassy will be closed from 12:30 on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 and will resume normal business hours on Monday, 26 November 2018. Thank You

 

 

  • When: Thursday, November 15th 2018
  • Time: 11am – 2pm (Luncheon will be served )
  • Venue: Buckhead Club 3344 Peachtree Road N.E. -Suite 2600 Atlanta, GA 30326
  • RSVP: Wednesday , Nov 14th 2018, 12-pm to saccaga@gmail.com
  • Dress Code: Business Attire
  • Very Limited Space!!

Mr. Malose Letsoalo, Minister: Economic at the Embassy of South Africa will be available for one-on-one meetings. If interested, kindly request a meeting in your RSVP.

Reaching the $100 Billion Mark:

“LGBTI Inclusive Investment in South Africa”

In early 2018, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a team of business and finance experts to attract $100 billion in investment to boost the South African economy over the next 5 years.  As the first event during Global LGBTI Business Week, a panel of experts from the private sector, government, academia, and PLUS: The LGBTI+ Business Network in South Africa will discuss how these sectors can work to make this investment inclusive of LGBTI business owners and LGBTI people.

  • When: Tuesday November 13, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
  • Where: Embassy of South Africa: 3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20008

It is with deep sadness, that the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby informs that Dr Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, who passed on in the morning on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the age of 61 in South Africa.

A book of condolences will be opened at the Embassy, located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 5th October, 2018 from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm, for all those wishing to convey their respects to the memory of the late Dr. Molewa

MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

  • Date: September 29, 2018
  • Time: 8:45  a. m.
  • Address: 4940 Canal Rd NW, 20007 Washington, DC

We are holding this event to honour Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth. parkrun DC has graciously offered to co-host the event and will partner with the Embassy and the Comrades Marathon to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

The guest of honour will be Bruce Fordyce, the nine-time winner of the Comrades Marathon and Director of parkrun South Africa, which since 2011 has seen 600,000 South Africans of all backgrounds complete 6 million 5Ks.

The run-walk will start promptly at 9:15 a.m. and special edition finishers medals will be presented to all participants. Due to heavy traffic congestion at the entrance, guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.

There is no cost for this event; however, attendees may instead consider making a charitable donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/MandelasLastWish

All runners/walkers should please register for the Fletcher’s Cove parkrun at: https://www.parkrun.us/register/\ and then RSVP no later than September 27 to corneliusa@dirco.gov.za indicating the number of people in your party (Runner/walkers and spectators).

For more details on Fletcher’s Cove parkrun, click here: http://www.parkrun.us/fletcherscove/. Only participants with the parkrun registration barcode will be eligible to participate and due to limited spaces a RSVP is a requirement.

Embassy of South Africa
Washington, DC

 

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

Attention Applicants:

  • The South African Embassy in Washington DC will no longer accept $16.00 fee but prepaid envelope from FedEx and USPS with tracking number with immediate effect to facilitate return services.

Job Openings:

There Are Currently No Positions Available

 

 

 

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.

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