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
Join us for the Open House
We are excited to welcome you to our Open House “Around the World Embassy Tour” and learn about South Africa, the rainbow nation!
- Where: Embassy of South Africa. 3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC 20008
- When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
- Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Read more: https://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/signature-events
On 30 April 2018, President Trump signed Proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended by one month the Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duty exemptions for some. South Africa is disappointed that it was not granted an exemption from the duties. On 08 March, President Trump had signed a Proclamation imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of aluminium articles and a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of steel articles that excluded select countries including Canada, Mexico, European Union, South Korea, Australia, Argentina and Brazil. The Proclamation followed reports from the Secretary of Commerce that imports of these products threaten to impair United States of America (US) national security….
- Click here to read the full media release: MEDIA RELEASE – Section 232 30 April 2018 v2
Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters paid Courtesy call to Ambassador MJ Mahlangu on Friday 27 April, 2018 . Ambassador Mahlangu and Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters discussed a whole range of issues including but not limited to developmental issues affecting Sub Sahara Africa , HIV awareness, her unbreakable campaign which focus on empowering women and possibility of partnership up with the Embassy
Ms Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22 was born in Western Cape Province, South Africa and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University.
- Where: ZachysDC 3521 V Street NE Washington DC 20018
- When: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
- Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-braai-at-zachys-dc-a-traditional-south-african-bbq-wine-tasting-tickets-45146092177
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