About the South African Consulate General

Welcome to the official website of the South African Consulate General in New York City!

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.

As we prepare for the 20th year celebrations of our democracy, South Africa continues to be one of the most exciting countries in the world today, characterized by a society united in diversity.  Our core value proposition is predicated on the philosophy of Ubuntu, the notion that “I am because you are”, as we champion collaboration and build mutually-beneficial partnerships.  It is our way of contributing positively as we strive for global sustainable development and prosperity. 

South Africa continues to rank highly among the world's largest economies for being investor-friendly, for its ease of doing business and its sensible fiscal and monetary policies, which kept the country's economy on its feet in the wake of the global financial meltdown. Building on the success of the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup, South Africa offers a clear and exciting alternative to traditional markets for investors, laden with business opportunities in diverse key sectors of the economy and laws that provide robust protection for investors. South Africa is the leading economy in a fast-growing continent. For South Africa and the rest of the African continent, this is a dynamic and historical epoch with the re-generation and growth of economies that have placed Africa in the centre of global economic development in the 21st century.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope that you will find it useful and informative enough to encourage you to visit our beautiful country.

Thank you and please join us on Facebook to stay apprised of exciting developments!

George Monyemangene
Consul General

You may reach the Home Affairs Section at the South African Consulate General in New York City at (212) 213-4880 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can also contact the following numbers for enquiries on:

Tel: (212) 692-2406 or email

Tel: (212) 692-2404 or email

Tel: (212) 692-2403 or email

Tel: (212) 692-2451 or email

Due to high volume of callers, your wait time might be long. We thank you for your patience.  Alternatively, you can send an email to:


The emergency number — (917) 200-8396 is for South Africans in distress during natural disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis, etc.  You may call this number only if you are in an emergency situation during non-working hours (i.e. between 5:00 pm and 9:00 am).