Staff Directory

Office of the Ambassador

Ambassador of South Africa to the United States of America

Mr Ismail Esau
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i/Deputy Chief of Mission

Ms Makhosazana Khosi Twala
Third Secretary (Administration) attached in the Ambassador’s Office

Office of the Deputy Chief of Mission

Mr Ismail Esau
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i/Deputy Chief of Mission

Political Section

  • Mr Siphiwe Xaba, Minister Political
  • Ms Karen Burger, Counsellor Political
  • Mr Stanley Makgohlo, Counsellor Political
  • Ms Mpho Oliphant, First Secretary Political
  • Mr Reginold Ncamane, First Secretary Political


Coordination of economic diplomacy and socio-economic engagements.

  • Mr Gerbrand Haasbroek, Counsellor Socio Economic
  • Ms Patiwe Mokoena, First Secretary Socio Economic
  • Mr Oarabile Motlhaga, Second Secretary Socio Economic

Administration Section

Provides administrative support services to the Embassy

  • Ms Motshabi Modukanele, Minister (Administration)
  • Ms Duduzile Khumalo, First Secretary (Administration)
  • Mr Solomon Bosman, First Secretary (Administration)
  • Ms Majija Noma-Africa, Third Secretary (Administration)

Defence Section

  • Brigadier General Richard Selonyane Maponyane
  • Colonel Pumla Dlali
  • Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Eskia Zulu

Immigration and Civic Services Section

  • Vacant
    First Secretary (Immigration & Civic Services)

    Consular hours: 9h30 to 12h30
    Pick-up hours: 9h30 to 14h00
    Lunch time: 12h45 – 13h30

  • For Civic (passport, birth, marriage, death, ID, citizenship) enquiries and more information, please send your email to

  • For Emergency Travel Certificate, diplomatic visas, Permanent Residence, please send your email to

  • For Visa enquiries, more information and appointment, please send your email to

Information Communication & Technology

  • Mr Dhan Abbai-Naidoo, Counsellor, Information Communication & Technology
  • Mr France Manaka, First Secretary, Information Communication & Technology

Health Section

Coordination of Public Health Collaborative Programmes towards reduction of burden of disease and strengthening of health systems.

  • Dr Gail Andrews
    Minister Counsellor: Health Attaché
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