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
“For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter”
Ladysmith Black Mambazo burst upon the international music scene with the Graceland Tour, also featuring Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba & Hugh Masekela
- When: March 14, 2017
- Where: The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305.
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Tickets are available now at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/ladysmith-black-mambazo-alexandria-virginia-03-14-2017/event/15005152A348276B or call 800-745-3000.
- Tour Dates in the USA: http://www.imnworld.com/tour_dates/for_artist/24/Ladysmith-Black-Mambazo
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
February 15, 2017
Readout of the President’s Call with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
President Donald J. Trump spoke this week with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa to discuss ways to expand cooperation and trade between the United States and South Africa. President Trump highlighted the strong bilateral trade ties between the two countries and expressed interest in identifying new, mutually beneficial opportunities for trade. President Trump also suggested that the United States and South Africa do more to collaborate on shared security interests, including the fight against terrorism. Both leaders agreed to continue dialogue on these priorities and find ways to deepen the bilateral partnership.
- When: President’s Day Weekend, February 16-20, 2017
- Premier Day: Thursday, February 16, 10 am– 6 pm
- Show Days: Friday, February 17—Monday, February 20, 10 am–6 pm
- For show information, please visit: http://www.strictlysailmiami.com/
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor, who has used science and technology to support development in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, has been chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to receive the 2016 Award for Science Diplomacy…..
- Full Announcement: 2016 AAAS Science Diplomacy Award Announcement Final
- Media Center: ‘Who Killed Piet Barol?’ by Richard Mason:http://knopfdoubleday.com/2017/01/05/media-center-who-killed-piet-barol-by-richard-mason/
- The South African Embassy in Washington, DC will be closed Friday January 20, 2017 for Inauguration Day and will reopen and resume normal operations on Monday 23 January, 2017.
One of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and cultural activists, Vusi Mahlasela is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and poet but is known simply as “The Voice in his South African homeland”
- When: February 16, 2017
- Where: The Hamilton 600 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
- Full tour dates here: http://vusimahlasela.com/tour
- Buy tickets for an upcoming Vusi Mahlasela 2017concert near you: .http://www.songkick.com/artists/278757-vusi-mahlasela
Talented young South Africans from the Bokamoso Youth Center in Winterveldt will be back in DC in the New Year to sing, dance and act their way into Washington’s hearts and help raise funds for a program that’s a proven gateway to a brighter future. To remind, here’s what the Washington Post wrote about their previous tour.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Dec. 20, 2016) – South African Airways (SAA), the national carrier of South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline, is offering special fares from the U.S. to destinations in Africa for travel in early 2017. The fares are offered from SAA’s gateways at New York-JFK International Airport and Washington, DC-Dulles International Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa; Accra, Ghana and Dakar, Senegal starting at just $660.00* (restrictions apply) round-trip. Travel on these fares is applicable for an extended period between January 15 and May 31, 2017, with tickets purchased by December 26, 2016. …
Luis Magalhães and Nina Schumann are a piano duo from South Africa. The critically acclaimed act showcases an extensive knowledge of the two-piano repertoire, earning comparisons to Ashkenazy-Previn and Argerich-Freire.
This event takes place in the Mansion at Strathmore
- When: Thursday, January 19, 2017
- Where: Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
- Time: 7:30 pm
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