Our Vision

To improve the quality of life of South Africans by promoting good relations with all segments of the U.S.

Our Mission

We are committed to represent and promote South Africa's national interests by fostering, encouraging, facilitating and maximizing the flow of resources between the two countries within the context of a globalized economy.

Organizational Values

In our work, we commit ourselves to a team spirit which will be based on inclusiveness and open communication maintain a democratic ethic by conducting our tasks in an accountable, transparent and participative manner a high level of professionalism by providing an efficient and effective service be committed and execute our tasks with loyalty and integrity foster a spirit of understanding, respect, tolerance and be innovative in achieving our objectives.

Our Priorities

Wealth Creation: Trade and Investment Promotion

Economic Relations

Human Resource Development and

Education Arts, Culture and Tourism

Security: Political Relations


The South African Consulate General is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan on 38th Street, between First and Second Avenues.

Mailing Address: 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10016

Telephone: (212) 213-4880

Fax: (212) 213-0102

Email: sacg@southafrica-newyork.net


Open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Please refer to the office hours of the Library, Visa, Immigration and Passport Sections below and the list of holidays which the Consulate will observe this year.

Note: Visa, Immigration and Passport Sections are open for applications and inquiries from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm only.

Please call the librarian for an appointment if you would like to use our library facilities. Please call the Administration Section for appointment to have your document authenticated. 2010 Holidays New Year, Friday, 1 January President's Day, Monday, 15 February Good Friday, Friday, 2 April Family Day, Monday, 5 April Memorial Day, Monday, 31 May US Independence Day, Friday, 2 July Labor Day, Monday, 6 September Columbus Day, Monday, 11 October Thanksgiving Day, 25-26 November Day of Reconciliation, Wednesday, 16 December Christmas Day, Friday, 24 December Public Holiday, Monday, 27 December * Where any of the holidays fall on a Sunday, it shall be observed the following Monday.