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
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
WASHINGTON D.C. – South Africa’s Ambassador to the USA, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, together with the First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, today officially announced a rugby match between their national teams at Washington’s RFK Stadium on 2 June.
During the announcement, Ambassador Mahlangu highlighted that the Government of South Africa will be celebrating the life of our country’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela during this year, the year in which he would have celebrated his 100th birthday. He said, “Madiba was a firm believer in the power of sports to be a unifying force and the ability it has to change lives. South Africa has experienced the unifying power of sports when President Mandela handed over the Webb Ellis trophy to the Springbok captain in 1995. The Springbok rugby team played a vital part in forging the Rainbow Nation and bringing pride and joy to every citizen.”
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones noted, “It is fantastic to be here with the South African Ambassador to the US, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, to announce this exciting fixture between our two great countries. Wales and the Springboks have a huge global fan base and I am confident this clash of titans at Washington’s world famous RFK Stadium will help raise the profile of rugby in America. I, for one, can’t wait until June 2.”
Wales vs South Africa will take place on 2 June 2018 at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. Tickets for the match, which is being promoted by USA Rugby’s commercial arm, Rugby International Marketing (RIM), will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 13. Tickets will first be available via the Official Citi Pre-sale on March 6th with general tickets going on sale to the public, March 13th.
Published: 10 January 2018
Members of the media, I welcome all of you to our first briefing in the New Year. I trust you had a refreshing rest. We have convened this media briefing because we are deeply concerned about false reports on the lifespan of the green-barcoded ID books.
These reports, which first appeared towards the end of 2017, masquerade as a notice from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), and claim that 31 March 2018 is the termination date for using the old green-barcoded ID books. This had an effect of driving citizens, in great numbers, to Home Affairs offices to apply for smart ID cards in panic.
At the time, we had responded swiftly to say such reports are false, and do not come from us. We are again confronted with the same incorrect reports, from the beginning of January 2018, circulating largely on social media.
We therefore call upon members of the public to ignore these mischievous messages. Responding with panic affects our systems negatively, thus making it very difficult for us to deliver services as expected, professionally and in the most humane of ways. Among others, our offices in the KwaZulu-Natal Province can barely cope with the numbers. As you will indeed understand, these false messages are putting our offices under extreme pressure, unduly, as people rush there in their numbers to get smart ID cards……
02 February 2018
Water Situation in Cape Town, South Africa
Washington D.C.: Whilst the City of Cape Town and surrounding areas in South Africa are experiencing water shortages, authorities are implementing a variety of measures (in the short, medium and long term) to address the situation.
In spite of water usage restrictions having been imposed by local authorities on industrial as well as domestic usage, this is having a minimal impact on tourists’ experience of the affected areas. No effort is being spared in a move to avert the taps running dry.
Tourists are encouraged to proceed with their plans to visit South Africa, including the affected areas. South Africa remains an attractive, value-for-money destination and all tourist related industries have put measures in place to avoid inconveniencing visitors.
- Enquiries: Thilivhali Ratshitanga on 202- 390- 6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Issued by: Embassy of South Africa, Washington D.C
Come and enjoy…
We are open for Business “Cape Town and Western Cape”
- Read more: www.waterwesterncape.com
“Unique Handmade Home Décor and Furniture”
- When: Saturday, January 13th, 2018
- Where: South Africa’s Lifestyle Hub Showroom
AmericasMart Atlanta, Building 1, 12B 3&4
240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
- What time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Join us for Live Music, South African Wines and Food!
For information on South Africa’s Lifestyle Hub, please contact:
- Cynthia Lash
- 404-749-5145 Showroom
- 1-800-691-3839 Toll Free
- 404-601-9072 Fax
The South African Embassy in Washington will be closed from Monday 25 December, 2017 and will reopen and resume normal operations on Tuesday 2 January, 2018.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL (November 21, 2017) – South African Airways (SAA), the national flag carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline today announces a holiday sale that offers its lowest
fares of the year to selected destinations throughout Africa. For a limited time only, book flights for round-trip travel from New York-JFK International Airport or Washington, DC Dulles International Airport
to Johannesburg, South Africa for just $599.00* (restrictions apply) or to Cape Town for $629.00*(restriction apply). Also on offer are nonstop flights from Washington, DC Dulles International Airport to Dakar, Senegal for $629.00* (restrictions apply) round-trip or to Accra, Ghana for $639.00*(restrictions apply) round-trip. These fares are available for purchase through November 28, 2017, for travel between January 10 and March 27, 2018….
Dear Friend of South Africa,
On behalf of the Howard University ADVANCE-IT (HU ADVANCE-IT) Program, Department of Science and Technology (DST), the National Research Foundation (NRF) we would like to invite you to the Diaspora Welcome Reception for the 2017 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference scheduled to be held on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.
Join us as we commence the beginning of our four day conference that will provide us with an opportunity to engage and empower women in STEM from South Africa and the United States. We are pleased to host over 30 students from South Africa, 10 faculty members and officials from the Department of Science of Technology in Washington DC for our conference.
We look forward to having you join us in welcoming our guests and strengthening future partnerships between our nations.
- Date: Monday, October 23rd 2017
- Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
- Location: National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
- Address: 2101 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC.
- Dress Code: Business Casual
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