We hope that browsing through our website will be an exciting and insightful journey for you.  We have sought to package and provide information in the most user-friendly manner, spanning the political, economic, consular and immigration and tourism spheres.  You will also find links to other websites that cover a multitude of interesting topics about South Africa and the numerous offerings we provide. Continue reading. 

Human Rights Day: 21 March

Internationally, the 21st of March is observed annually as the ”International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”. The democratic South African government declared March 21 as national Human Rights Day to commemorate and honor those who fought for our liberation and the rights we enjoy today. Among those who fought relentlessly for the freedom we enjoy today, the longest serving president in the history of the ruling party, was Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo. It is almost incomprehensible to imagine the freedom enjoyed today without the efforts OR Tambo made from years ago.

Journey From Johannesburg

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 2:00 pm
Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove New York

South African Toby Tobias shares his story of hope during a time of war and upheaval across three continents...from Johannesburg to Jerusalem, then here.

Suggested donation: $10.00

Space is limited. RSVP in advance to Deborah Lom (516) 571-8040 or to

For more information about Toby Tobias, please visit

Sharon Katz and the Peace Train

March 14, 15 Middleburgh Film & Concert Series
Middleburgh Library
Middleburgh, New York
April 22 Screening & Concert
First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 27, 28 Screening & Performance, Lessons from South Africa
8th Annual Arts & Health Conference
Lesley University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 30 Celebrating South Africa's Freedom Day
Joe's Public Theater
New York City, New York
May 2-13 The Peace Train's West Coast Initiative
Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Santa Cruz, San Francisco
May 20 Camp Jam in the Pines
Pine Barrens, New Jersey
May 26-28 Virginia Women's Music Festival
located between Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia

For more information, please visit

In celebration of Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence, South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is offering a special sale fare of $679.00* round-trip (restrictions apply) from Washington Dulles International Airport to Accra, Ghana. Travel on this fare is applicable from February 20 to March 30, 2017, to allow travelers to spend the Independence Day holiday period with family and friends in Ghana.  Tickets must be purchased by February 10, 2017, so travelers should hurry and book by visiting or calling SAA Reservations at 1-(800) 722-9675.

Breaking Walls: Celebrating Our Global Family

Monday, 30 January 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
330 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Join breaking walls for a wonderful night.

Celebrate with our Brooklyn Artists and Ambassadors as we welcome:

  • Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York, and
  • Consul (Political) of the South African Consulate General.

Honoring 2017 Mentor-of-the-Year: Dr. Sheryl Simmons.

Suggested contribution: $50.

For more information and to buy tickets, please follow this link.

Advertisement of Vacant Posts at the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations

26 January 2017

The Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations invites applications for the below-mentioned vacancies. 

JOB TITLE: Secretary (2)
JOB PURPOSE: To perform secretarial duties.
REQUIREMENTS: Diploma or Certificate or equivalent qualifications plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a secretary, typist or performing administration duties and must be computer literate.
DUTIES: Receive and process incoming and outgoing mail, draft letters for the Mission.
  Organise business itineraries, travel arrangement, conference, meetings, and social functions.
  Operate office equipment, such as photocopiers, facsimile machine and computers.
  Make and record appointments, prepare agenda or programmes for meetings.
  Attend and take minutes in meetings.
  Liaise with service providers for procurement purposes.
  Assist with preparations and payment of claims
JOB TITLE: Administrative Clerk (1)
JOB PURPOSE: To render administrative duties
REQUIREMENTS: Degree or Diploma or equivalent qualifications plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience with the administrative environment and must be computer literate.
DUTIES: Assist in facilitating application of UN accreditation.
  Assist in facilitating protocol matters with UN and the host country.
  Assist in handling transport in the Mission.
  Assist with preparations and payment of claims
  Liaise with service providers for procurement purposes.
APPLICATIONS: Kindly e-mail your application to Ms. C.M. Mmekoe, email address, or Ms. T.F. Zondo, email address,za.
  Please quote the post name in the subject line of the e-mail in order to receive an acknowledgement.
CLOSING DATE: 03 February 2017
ENQUIRIES: Ms. Cathy Mmekoe/ Ms. Tandi Zondo
Tel no. (212) 692-2491/2466

Save Rhinos with Rugby Star and Conservationist Joe Pietersen

Friday, 27 January 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
The Australian NYC
20 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018

Space is limited, so please buy your tickets in advance.

Ticket Price includes: 2 hours of free-flow beer and wine, light nibbles and a tax-deductible donation for rhino conservation.

For more information and to buy tickets, please follow this link.

Celebrate the New Year with South African Airways Vacations®

Cape Town & Safari Package for $2,017* (Restrictions Apply)

South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®) is inviting travelers to visit South Africa in the new year with its special, "South Africa Safari 2017" package that offers Cape Town and a luxury African safari, starting at just $2,017 * (restrictions apply) per person. This package is designed to provide an affordable opportunity to immerse visitors in the magnificence that consistently ranks Cape Town as one of the most beautiful cities in the world by leading consumer travel publications and combines a game safari to view spectacular wildlife, including Africa's Big 5.

The "South Africa Safari 2017" package includes round-trip air transportation from New York-JFK International Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport to Cape Town on South African Airways, Africa's most awarded airline, 4-nights hotel accommodations at the SunSquare Hotel in Cape Town, 2-nights accommodations at the Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, adjacent to South Africa's Pilanesberg National Park, all airport transfers and meet & greet service by SAA Vacations® representatives. Also included is a full-day Cape Peninsula tour to enjoy the rugged beauty of Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, and half-day Cape Winelands tour to visit some of South Africa's award-winning wineries.

**Terms & Conditions – South Africa Safari 2017 Price is per person based on double occupancy and limited to availability. Prices valid as of January 1, 2017 for departures from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (Dulles) between the dates of April 01 & May 31, 2017, with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Package must be booked by January 31, 2017. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.

NB: Notice of Office Closures

Please be advised that our offices will be closed:

- on Friday, 16 December 2016 in observance of Day of Reconciliation, resuming normal operations on Monday, 18 December 2016, and

- from noontime on Friday, 23 December 2016, resuming normal operations on Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

Please plan your visit accordingly.

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.

These special holiday fares are available for 7-days only, so travelers must hurry to unwrap this gift and purchase tickets by visiting or calling SAA reservations at 1 (800) 722-9675.

Reception in Celebration of the Life of Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela

Saturday, 10 December 2016
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at the South African Consulate General
333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Space is limited. RSVP is required.
RSVP online at

NB: This event is for South African nationals only.

Rev. Wednesday, 08-Mar-2017 12:24 PM