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Please join us for a special Newseum screening of the Peabody-award winning film, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, followed by a conversation with Albie Sachs and director, Abby Ginzberg with Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum. Reception to follow screening.

The 2015 Diplomat of the Year award which is on its 4th year of the program, was attended by approximately 150 high-profile guests made up of diplomats, executives, policy makers and key opinion makers and influencers of note.
Secretary of State John Kerry (State Department), provided the keynote remarks. Secretary Penny Pritzker (Commerce Department) received the Commercial Diplomat of the Year award.
Brand South Africa had the opportunity to present a special secondary diplomacy award, the Citizen Diplomat of the Year Award to “Vital Voices” in the 3rd category for the night.  This is being introduced for the first time this year and in recognition for their work on global women’s issues, which is aligned with South Africa’s efforts to achieve gender equality and promote women’s empowerment in line with the South African Constitution.

22361426125_feda6c1b22_mForeign Policy’s Diplomat of the Year award, Commercial Diplomat of the Year award, and Citizen Diplomat of the Year award are on display before they are awarded to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and the non-governmental organization Vital Voices, respectively, at Foreign Policy’s 4th annual Diplomat of the Year award dinner in Washington, D.C., on October 21, 2015.

Ambassador Mahlangu With Secretary KerryAmbassador Mahlangu chats with Secretary Kerry at Foreign Policy at Foreign Policy’s 4th annual Diplomat of the Year award dinner in Washington, D.C., on October 21, 2015 (Photo credit: Jason Dixson Photography)

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More on Vital Voices:

  • What: IPI Presents Tsotsi (Golden Globe and Oscar Award-Winning South African Film)
  • When: Sunday, November 8, 2015  2pm -4pm
  • Where: Rosedale Public Library  1701 Gales St. NE Washington,  D.C.  20002 ( Free Parking & Near Stadium Armory Metro)
  • RSVP:  http://ipi-ciyc-presents-tsotsi.eventbrite.com. This is event is free. There will also be light refreshments and South African snacks.

Award-winning South African Film ”Tsotsi”oin Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a free screening of award-winning, critically acclaimed South African movie “Tsotsi” about a young hoodlum’s rise from a small-time criminal to a powerful crime entrepreneur during the turbulent years before and after the fall of apartheid. “Tsotsi,” a film of deep emotional power, considers a young killer whose cold eyes show no emotion, who kills unthinkingly, and who is transformed by the helplessness of a baby says Roger Ebert. It features well-known South African actor Presley Chweneyage. There will be a question and answer session following the screening. This program is co-sponsored by IPI’s Culture In Your Community Series.

 

 

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Please join us for a special Newseum screening of the Peabody-award winning film, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa, followed by a conversation with Albie Sachs and director, Abby Ginzberg with Jeffrey Herbst, President and CEO of the Newseum. Reception to follow screening.

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“Office of Institutional Diversity. Equity and Affirmative Action” in collaboration with ”Backddor Films” BACKDOOR FILMS moderated by Rosemary Kilkenny (Vice President, Institutional Diversity & Equity)

  • When: Thursday, Oct 22nd @ 5:30pm
  • Where: Georgetown University ICC Auditorium 3700 O St NW Washington, DC 20057
  • Reception immediately following
  • PLEASE RSVP HERE  BY OCTOBER 21st

Guests who have not registered will be asked to wait to be admitted at 5:30pm if seats remain available.

South African Airways Vacations® launched the “Cape Town Winter Warmer” package. This value-packed offer includes round-trip international flights from New York – JFK or Washington, DC-Dulles to Cape Town, 5 nights hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, airport transfers and Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of the city, from only $1,299* per person (restrictions apply).  Travel is applicable through December 9, 2015 and also, January 12-25, 2016 and February 12-March 31, 2016.  The “Cape Town Winter Warmer” offers savings of up to $700 per person off similar air-inclusive packages.

In addition to these special savings, American travelers can take advantage of a very favorable exchange rate on a vacation in South Africa. The “Cape Town Winter Warmer” is the perfect escape from the winter and now more than ever, South Africa offers tremendous value for money.

 

The Life Restoration Ministry invites you to attend its 59th Anniversary Worship Service celebrating August 9th 1956 South African Women’s Day under the theme ” You touch the women, you have struck the Rock”, with Guest Speaker, Ms Nowetu Luti, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the South African Embassy.

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  • Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Venue: St. James United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21223
  • For further information, please call: Dr. Mankekolo Mahlangu-Ngcobo, Tel: 410-233-4649 or 443-703-1217

 

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  • The film screens August 21st, 9:15 p.m. at the National Navy Memorial Museum, (Burke Theater), 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC.
  • And at 10:45 p.m. enjoy a live performance of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Band.
  • You can buy tickets for this event here.

When Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison, courageous South African musicians broke through Apartheid’s barriers to form a 500-voice, multiracial children’s choir. Threatened with bombs and thwarted at every turn, they prevailed and railroaded across the country aboard The Peace Train. Singing their way into the hearts, minds and soul of a divided nation amidst a civil war, they promoted a peaceful transition to democracy and went on to become Mandela’s face of the new rainbow nation. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years; never lost touch with one another; and then reunited 20 years later. Sharon Katz – It was music that brought the disparate groups together, and the harmony of their voices became emblematic of the new South Africa. Original songs in the trailer’s soundtrack include We Are The Children of South Africa.

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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.
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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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