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 African Ambassadors Group to the United States is celebrating this Year’s Africa Day under the theme Women Empowerment and Development towards achieving Africa Agenda 2063, through holding a series of events to highlight the progress that Africa made and the challenges ahead in this regard.
The keynote speech was delivered by Ambassador Mninwa Mahlangu. He welcomed over 300 guests to the event. In his speech, he gave an account of South Africa’s achievements in the 21 years of democracy and outlined the steps that are being taken to move South Africa forward. Furthermore, he highlighted the South African government and peoples’ strong condemnation of the recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.
Ambassador David H. Thorn, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the State delivered a response on behalf of the government and people of the United States, and highlighted the strong partnership between the two countries
“The year 2015 ushers the beginning of the third decade of democracy and freedom. On 27 April this year South Africans are called to take the opportunity to celebrate the fruits of our democracy. It is time to reflect on the progress we have made as country in moving South Africa forward”.
- Click here to view the Statement: statement by the President on attacks against foreign nationals
This week Dr Rob Davies, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, will lead a delegation comprising of Senior Government Officials, Business and Labour to Washington to participate in the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to advocate for the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with South Africa included. Minister Rob Davies will be sharing South Africa’s perspective on various SA-US bilateral trade issues, including chicken anti-dumping, and AGOA renewal. The media are invited as follows:
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: email@example.com
- 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).
- Enquiries pertaining to this request can be made to Ms Vuyo Masisi at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Click here to view specification: Specification for the National Day celebration April 2015
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.
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.
The project provides quilts incorporating art squares filled with messages of love created by children, to be given to orphaned children in South Africa. 5 fabulous homes each designed by a talented architect will be on display for the public to enjoy! A tea, artisan boutique, and live music will be for all to enjoy after you finish your tour.
- When: Saturday May 9th, 2015
- Where: St Peter’s Episcopal Church 4250 N Glebe Road Arlington , VA ( Pickup tickets and begin the tour)
- Time: 11:00am- 4:00pm
- For tickets email: $25 firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase on day of event
- Phone: 703-244-8499
To all News Editors and Journalists South Africa’s statement on AGOA and TIFA: Minister Rob Davies. 10 April, 2015
- Click here to view the Media Statement: MEDIA STATEMENT
On 30 March South African Airways (SAA), hosted a reception at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC to welcome the new South African Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Mninwa Mahlangu. SAA invited key figures of the diplomatic corps, business and travel industry leaders to meet with the Ambassador, helping to promote stronger ties between the U.S. and South Africa.
From L to R : Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; Mr Marc Cavaliere, SAA Exec VP – North America; His Excellency Mninwa Mahlangu, South African Ambassador to the United States and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard.