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Ambassador Lana Marks on the Occasion of her Accreditation as Ambassador to South Africa

I will use my time in South Africa to expand our trade and business partnerships and to support SA’s efforts to achieve HIV epidemic control

By Ambassador Lana Marks A Message to South Africans Molweni Mzansi! Today, I write to you no longer as Ambassador-designate, but as the fully accredited U.S. Ambassador to South Africa! Meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa this afternoon to present my credentials at the South African Government was a tremendous moment. Masisebenzisane!…

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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2020

The Taft Fund is intended to meet gaps in refugee assistance by issuing grants to local NGOs for quick-impact projects

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome South African proposals for a Julia Taft Refugee Fund grant to finance onetime, low-cost interventions that address critical gaps in refugee protection and assistance. Applications are due by January 26, 2020 and can be directed to the attention of Mr. JJ Harder at PretoriaPolRSVP@state.gov…

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Applications are open for the 2021-2022 academic year, closing date for applications is March 31, 2020

Please read through the South Africa Fulbright Foreign Student Program Application Guidelines and Instructions provided at the end of this page before commencing your application The South African Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides grants for South African university graduates to pursue post-graduate studies at a United States university in any…

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U.S. Embassy Supports South African Wildlife Crime Investigations through Donation of Forensic Trailer Units

The trailers were handed over to representatives of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal authorities

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the donation of three forensic trailers to support provincial law enforcement officials to investigate wildlife crime scenes. The trailers were handed over to representatives of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal authorities at a ceremony co-hosted with the non-governmental organization TRAFFIC on…

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Telephonic Press Briefing: U.S. policy on North Korean activities in Africa

The speakers will address current U.S. advocacy efforts with African governments to sever ties with the DPRK

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Scott, Deputy Special Representative for North Korean Policy Mark Lambert, and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk on U.S. policy on North Korean activities in Africa. EVENT: The United States Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Robert Scott, Deputy Special Representative for North Korean…

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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Presents Restitution to South African Victim of Crime

The restitution funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice are a portion of funds seized from one of Knoop’s co-conspirators in the United States following his arrest and sentencing

The U.S. Embassy in South Africa, through the office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), presented $9,000 in restitution (approximately 125,000 Rand) to a South African victim of crime at a ceremony in Pretoria on December 6. The crime victim’s name is being withheld due…

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U.S. Mission to South Africa Hosts South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Wildlife Youth Forum 2017

Bringing together 75 participants from South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the summit will utilize Model United Nations debating principles and structures

The U.S. Mission to South Africa is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 SAIIA Wildlife Youth Forum, a regional Youth Summit at the University of the Witwatersrand focusing on wildlife conservation and combatting wildlife trafficking December 6 - 10, 2017.  This program, funded by the U.S. Department of…

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Media Invitation: #GirlSafe Youth Media Change Makers Expo, Nov. 30

The Youth Media Change Makers Expo will bring together well-known media personalities such as actor Patrick Shai, journalist Aspasia Karras, and performance artist Sethembile Msenzane to discuss creating a #GirlSafe South Africa

The United States Mission to South Africa will host a day of discussion and engagement with youth on November 30, 2017, to support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign.  Implemented through a grant to the iSchool Press Team and part of ongoing U.S. partnerships with…

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Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn Presents Grant to the Southern African Music Rights Organization for Preservation of Indigenous Music

The U.S. Embassy has supported 13 projects across the country worth nearly $1million

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn co-hosted a signing ceremony with Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation Managing Director André le Roux to celebrate the launch of an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant totaling $88,179 to the SAMRO Foundation. The ceremony took place at the legendary Orbit…

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Invitation to Signing Ceremony: Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn to Present Grant to the Southern African Music Rights Organization for Preservation of Indigenous Music

Media houses are invited to arrive at The Orbit at 16:00 for 16:30 on November 1

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria is pleased to invite members of the media to The Orbit Jazz Club and Bistro, in Braamfontein, on Wednesday, November 1. Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation Managing Director André Le Roux and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn will co-host a signing ceremony commemorating…