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
It is with deep sadness, that the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby informs you that Honorable Dr Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya, Former Minister for Social Development and Former High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to the United Kingdom, passed away on Wednesday, 11th April 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A book of condolences will be opened at the Embassy, located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from Wednesday 18th April to Friday, 20th April 2018 from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm, for all those wishing to convey their respects to the memory of the late Dr Skweyiya.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Charl Coetzee of “Babylonstoren” for Winemaker night
Danie Steytler of “Kaapzicht Wine Estate” for a Flights & Bites event
- When: April 25, 2018
- Where: Tyber Creek Wine Bar 84 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001
- Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Read More: South African Winemaker Events in DC
- When: Thursday, 12 April 2018
- Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
- Where: Howard University West Campus (Law School) 2900 Van Ness NW Washington DC 20008
- RSVP by Noon: Wednesday 11 April 2018 to: email@example.com
- Click on the Invitation: MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MRS NOMZAMO WINIFRED MADIKIZELA-MANDELA
Note: Parking facilities are available at the Venue
The Electoral Amendment Act 2013 gives all South African citizens the right to register and vote abroad (national elections only).
Registration out of country will take place at all Embassies, Consulates-General and High Commissions as designated on the DIRCO website.
Citizens can check whether they are registered on the voters’ roll via the website of the Electoral Commission (EC) at:
If registered inside South Africa then it is not necessary to register again abroad.
In order to be eligible to vote abroad, the voter will have to inform the Chief Electoral Officer via the completion of an online VEC10 of their intention to vote outside of the country. The online VEC10 will only be available on the website at www.elections.org.za from the date that the NPE2019 election is proclaimed, for a 15 day period.
- Read more: Independent Electoral Commission Communique 01 – 14 March 2018
- Electoral Commission, Application for Registration as a voter: REC1-OC Nov 2013
It is with deep sadness, that the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa hereby informs that Honorable Mrs Nomzamo Winifred (Winnie) Madikizela-Mandela, Member of Parliament (MP), passed away on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A book of condolences will be opened at the Embassy, located at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from Wednesday 04 April to Friday 13 April 2018 from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm, and Saturday, 07 April from 10:00 am-14:00 pm for all those wishing to convey their respects to the memory of the late Mrs Madikizela-Mandela.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
The South African Embassy in Washington will be closed from 11:00am on Thursday, 29 March 2018 and will resume normal operational hours on Monday, 02 April 2018.
The festival showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent.
• When: March 8-18, 2018
• Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION. Sunday March 18, 4:30 p.m.
The story of the first president of Namibia, Sam Nujoma, charting his political awakening and his part in his country’s fight for its freedom from occupation by South Africa.
KALUSHI: THE STORY OF SOLOMON MAHLANGU – South Africa. Closing Night Sun, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
This is the true story of Solomon Mahlangu, a 19-year-old street salesman from Mamelodi, a ghetto township outside Pretoria in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.
Ambassador MJ Mahlangu hosted a well-attended Embassy Networking Reception on 8 March 2018 at the South African Embassy, Washington DC. The Networking Reception was graced by friends of South Africa from the US State Department; Think Tanks, Congress, Media, Chambers of Commerce, prominent business people including those in the tourism sector.
The Embassy Network Reception provided a key networking opportunity with strategic Embassy contacts and stakeholders; while also building on the existing good relations between the Embassy and its US partners. It also generated enormous interest in South Africa; our wines, business and tourism opportunities.
As beautiful as it is, the Western Cape is a water-scarce part of the world (much like other successful tourist regions like Southern California and Western Australia) and is vulnerable to the effects of climate change and susceptible to periodic droughts. At present the Western Cape is experiencing a significant drought. Traditionally we experience most of our rain during the winter period, starting May and continuing to August. However, rain can be experienced anytime of the year.
Cape Town and the Western Cape are open for business in spite of the current drought. Visitors and delegates will arrive in a place with a significant breadth and depth of experiences, and exceptional beauty….
- Read more: www.waterwesterncape.com