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NB:  Attention Applicants

Please note that when lodging applications at the South African Consulate General in New York, applicants are required to appear in person. No appointment is required.

Home Affairs Section (Visa, Immigration,Passport and Civic Affairs) are open for applications from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon only.


The Wines of South Africa Roadshow

Consumer Tasting
Monday, 3 June 2019, 6:00 pm
Corkbuzz Restaurant and Wine Bar
13 East 13th Street, New York City 10003

For more information and tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/2WcZ0yr. 

The Wines of South Africa Roadshow

Sunday, 2 June 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
City Winery
155 Varick Street, New York City 10013

For more information and tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/2HQRsHR.

25th New York African Film Festival Industry Meeting

31 May 2019

May is Africa Month

1 - 31 May 2019

With the establishment of the Organisation of  Africa Unity  (OAU) in 1963, the African continent became a pioneer in being the first continent to focus on continental unity, and to encourage nation building through unity and freedom from oppression. It is in celebration of this milestone of the OAU and its successor, the African Union, that the Department of Arts and Culture will host a series of events to celebrate Africa Day on 25th May and throughout May for Africa Month. Yet even before 1963, many initiatives were taken by Africans – both  from  the continent  and in its diaspora – for Africa to regain its rightful place in the world. South Africans are also found amongst those earlier generations who made enormous contributions towards this effort. The speech of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme in 1906, on the “Regeneration of Africa”, would be echoed by the generations that followed, and enhanced through a number  of initiatives aimed at the decolonisation  and regeneration of the continent.

Africa  Month also seeks to increase the appreciation and demand for arts and culture goods and services, and to stimulate competitive markets for trade among African countries.

While existing programmes of the Department of  Arts and Culture  seek to cultivate an African identity through the popularisation of the national flag and continental flag, as well  as the National Anthem and African Union Anthem, it was important to inaugurate a full  month- long  programme, a festival of ideas as a celebration of what it means to be African, to deepen and expand our knowledge, engage in cultural exchange, sharpen our ideas, but also to face our continental destiny together.

National and Provincial Elections 2019

8 May 2019

South Africa, it’s #ElectionDay! Let us all rise to the occasion and exercise our democratic and constitutional right to participate in a free and fair election. Every #Vote matters, #PlayYourPart and make your X count! #SAElections2019 #SADecides2019 #FreedomToMe

Requirements to vote outside South Africa on Saturday, 27 April 2019

  • Your notification of intention to vote (VEC10) must have been approved. Check your VEC10 notification status.

  • You MUST bring your ID book or Smart Card (photocopies are not accepted)

  • You MUST bring your VALID SOUTH AFRICAN passport (expired passports are not accepted)

  • Taking photographs of your marked ballot is a criminal offence.

For enquiries, please visit www.elections.org.za

Voting Abroad in the 2019 National Election

Date of this Communique: 15 March 2019

Voting abroad is scheduled for Saturday 27 April 2019 from 7:00 to 19:00 at embassies, high commissions and consulates of the RSA.

The date of voting abroad is not on the same date as voting inside of the Republic of South Africa on 8 May 2019.

Between 26 February 2019 and 13 March 2019, and by way of submission of a VEC10 notification, registered voters who intend to vote abroad were required to notify the CEO of the IEC of their intention to vote abroad, and at which mission they intend to vote abroad. The VEC10 notification template was available on www.elections.org.za but is now closed for voting in the national election of 2019.

To check whether you are eligible to vote abroad in the 2019 national election, go to www.elections.org.za/IECOnline/Check-My-VEC-10-Notification-Status-Q1.

Also, when you submitted your VEC10 form you should have received a SMS or email notifying you of the outcome of your application to vote abroad. 

On voting day abroad on Saturday 27 April 2019 from 7:00 to 19:00, voters will need to present themselves in person (voting cannot take place through a proxy or remotely) at the same embassy, high commission or consulate indicated in their VEC10 submission, and take with them to vote their South African identity document (either green barcoded ID book, smart ID card, or valid temporary ID certificate) AND their valid South African passport. Please note that only an original identity document/smart card/TIC, and passport are permitted – and not copies.

Vacant post at the South African Consulate General in New York City

POST TITLE:   Chauffeur
REQUIREMENTS:   A minimum of 10 years schooling, plus 2 years' experience as a chaeffeur with a good knowledge of defensive driving techniques. Applicants must be in possession of a valid local driver's license.
CORE FUNCTIONS:   Perform Chauffeur duties to the Head of Mission.
    Transport other authorized official passengers.
    Ensure proper maintenance of the official vehicle.
    Perform minor duties in collaboration with the Head of Mission.
    Assist with messenger duties, as well as other assigned duties.
SALARY RANGE:   $28,256 - $46,166 per annum.
ADDITIONAL SERVICE:   Annual Bonus/13th check
    Pension Fund/Social Security
    Accident Insurance
    Medical Scheme
APPLICATIONS:   Kindly e-mail your application to consular.ny@dirco.gov.za
    Hand delivered applications can be submitted to
333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016
    FAO Ms Abeeda Solomon
CLOSING DATE:   15 May 2019

Ministerial Foreign Policy Review Report

17 April 2019

The Ministerial Foreign Policy Review Report delivered by former Deputy Minister Aziz Pahad, under the theme “Foreign Policy Review: A Strategic Reflection and Critical Appraisal of the Orientation and Implementation of South Africa’s Foreign Policy”

Application to vote abroad closed on 13 March 2019

Video: 2019 State of the Nation Address

[READ] 2019 State of the Nation Address  



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