Photographs from Events

28-30 August 2013

Consul General George Monyemengene, Consul Gugulethu Gingqi and Ms. Bing Alo-Villareal visited the State of Kentucky to attend its Annual World Trade Day and Worldfest events in Louisville, KY from 28-30 August 2013.  They met with senior officers of the Kentucky World Trade Center, the Louisville Office for Globalization, and ISCO Industries.

On 28 August 2013, Consul General George Monyemangene met with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Secretary Larry Hayes at Frankfort.  The Consul General extended an invitation for the State of Kentucky to undertake a trade mission to South Africa and to co-host a business seminar on "Doing business with South Africa and Africa" in the future.  View more photographs.

MiX Telematics' Initial Public Offering at the New York Stock Exchange

9 August 2013

MiX Telematics CEO and Director Stefan Joselowitz rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the company's IPO on August 9, 2013 in New York City.

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Discussion on "Doing Business in South Africa"

17 July 2013

A cocktail reception and business discussion on "Doing Business in South Africa" with ABSA's ALD Program delegates was hosted by the South African Consulate General and Brand SA on Wednesday, 17 July 2013.

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The first refrigerated vessel, Nagato Reefer, docked on 3 July 2013 at Philadelphia’s Holt Terminal in Gloucester, NJ.  Onboard were +/- 245,000 cartons of clementines, navel and cara cara oranges.  Some early citrus, including Star Ruby grapefruit arrived in June in containers.

Also onboard was King Citrus, South Africa Summer Citrus’ new friendly mascot.  “King Citrus is key to our branding initiative,” said Suhanra Conradie, CEO of the Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum.  “South Africa Summer Citrus logo has long included unique elements to South Africa- the lion being the most prominent.  King Citrus is a visual extension of its tagline Pride of Our Land – an obvious connection to a pride of lions and an accurate description of pride our growers take in sending premium citrus fruit to the U.S.”  Read more.

Kwazulu Natal Delegation at NYSE Euronext

1 February 2013

Visit to the South African Consulate General by KwaZulu Natal MECs

Left to right:  Consul General George Monyemangene, KwaZulu Natal MEC for Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Ms. Nomusa Dube and MEC For Finance Ms. CM Cronjie. The MECs were on a working visit to New York City.

Tea for South African Delegation participating at
the 2013 New York International Gift Fair

24 January 2013

The South African Consulate General welcomed a delegation of South African manufacturers and exporters from the Western Cape led by WESGRO, the economic development agency of the Western Cape Province. The South African Pavilion at the 2013 New York International Gift Fair will showcase home and lifestyle products such as home textiles, furniture, wooden furnishings, gifts and tabletop items, bed bath and body, ceramics and personal and body care products. More.

Economic Developments in Africa with Focus on South Africa's Role

30 November 2012

Dr. Dominick Salvatore gave a talk on economic development in Africa with a focus on South Africa's role to members of the South African community in New York City.

Dr. Dominick Salvatore is Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics at Fordham University in New York City. He is Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Finance University, Hunan University and University of Pretoria; Visiting Professor at various universities, including University of Rome (2003-2012), American University in Cairo (2007), University of Pretoria (2009, 2012), Peking University (2009-2012), University of Trieste (1996-2002), and University of Vienna (1995-2003). Dr. Salvatore is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and past Chairman of its Economics Section. He is also the past president of the North American Economic and Finance Association (NAEFA) and the International Trade and Finance Association (ITFA). He is a Consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Economic Policy Institute, and several multinational corporations and global banks. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Policy Modeling and past co-editor of Open Economies Review and The American Economist, as well as past Editor of the Handbook Series in Economics, Greenwood Press. He has given more than 500 lectures around the world, was awarded the Achievement Award by the City of University of New York in 1997, and was nominated for the 2010 National Medal of Science awarded by the President of the United States.

Business Networking Seminar:
South Africa: The Business Opportunity

29 November 2012

Above: Ms. Teresa H. Clarke, Chairman & CEO of L.L.C.

Above: Ms. Nancy Ploeger, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Left to right: Ms. Teresa Clark, CEO of; Ms. Nancy Ploeger, President of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and Consul General George Monyemangene. 

The South African Consulate General co-hosted a business networking seminar with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce on 29 November 2012. Among subjects discussed include the dynamic trade and investment opportunities in South Africa, one of the most sophisticated emerging markets and the newest member of the BRICS group of nations, and what the country can offer to New York-based companies.

Walmart, South Africa Citrus Growers celebrate benefits of export program

12 October 2012

In celebration of a long-term relationship that brings delicious South African Citrus to U.S. consumers, Walmart has kicked off a week-long celebration of South Africa for consumers at Walmart stores throughout the northeast region. Walmart executives and leaders of South Africa’s Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum (WCCPF) hosted consumers to a “Taste of South Africa” on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Walmart Supercenter in Levittown, PA.

Pictured from left: Ms. Maria Alo-Villareal, Export Marketing Manager, South Africa Consulate, New York; Mr. Daniel Kolbach, Financial Controller, AMC Direct; Casey Kio, National Accounts Manager, AMC Direct; Mr. Miles Fraser-Jones, Vice President of Operations, AMC Direct; Mr. Gingqi; Ms. Claire Bruno, Walmart’s Regional General Manager; and Ms. Suhanra Conradie, CEO, Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum.

David Tlale's Spring 2013 Collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City

9 September 2012

Over the nine years since he launched his brand, South Africa native David Tlale has showcased his inimitable designs at all the premium fashion week platforms and etched his mark as a favorite on the South African and African fashion landscapes. Renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs, Tlale’s work is both daring and dramatic—a brand that defies convention and a brand that impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, color and texture.

2012 Harlem Week

19 August 2012

Consul Lebo Mokwena (left) talking to members of the public at the exhibition of South African products during the 2012 Harlem Week. South African Airways (SAA) and South African Summer Citrus were among the exhibitors which showcased their products to the people of Harlem.

New Yorkers sampled South African Summer Citrus' sweet oranges from Cape Town, South Africa.

South African Summer Citrus

29 June 2012

Consul George Monyemangene and growers of South African Summer Citrus joined more than 6,000 soccer players, spectators and fans at the Northeast Regional Playoffs in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Business Symposium:  Africa in the 21st Century:
The New Frontier for Economic Growth
held at Columbia University

24 April 2012

Professor Joseph Stiglitz is a professor of economics at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979. 

Ambassador Ibrahim Rasool

Minister Pravin Gordhan

A business symposium with the theme “Africa in the 21st Century: The New Frontier for Economic Growth” was hosted by the South African Consulate General and the Columbia University Business School on 24 April 2012.  Guest speakers were South Africa's Minister of Finance, Mr. Pravin Gordhan and Professor Joseph E Stiglitz of Columbia University.

South Africa's Finance Minister, Mr. Pravin Gordhan, Visits NYSE Euronext


Doing Business in South Africa Seminar

29 February 2012

Panelists from left to right: Ms. Teresa Clarke, Chairman and CEO of, Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry, Mr. George Monyemangene, South African Consul General in New York City and Ms. Leanne Lachman of Lachman Associates.

David Tlale's Fashion Presentation at the South African Consulate General

14 February 2012

South African fashion designer David Tlale’s collection was showcased at the South African Consulate General in New York. Left to right: Consul Pauline Pietersen, Consul General George Monyemangene, David Tlale and Consul Gugulethu Gingqi.

Annual General Meeting of The Global Sourcing Council

Global Sourcing Council

The South African Consulate General in New York hosted the Annual General Meeting of the Global Sourcing Council on the evening of Thursday, 17 November 2011.  More

South Africa's Midknight Oranges Arriving in the U.S.

Midknight Oranges

The first shipment of South African Midknight Oranges has arrived in the U.S. at the port of Philadelphia.  This is the first of four shipments that will arrive through October 2011.  More

South African Pavilion at the Annapolis Boat Show 2011

Annapolis Boat Show


South African Global Food Station

South African Global Food Station

The South African Consulate General in New York and Restaurant Associates in cooperation with U.S. IMC - International Marketing Council hosted a food promotional event called The South African Global Station at the Hearst Corporation’s Headquarters Cafe’ on 57th Street and 7th Avenue. More

South African Pavilion at the 57th Fancy Food Show

Fancy Food Show 2011


Rozendal Hibiscus Vinegar was named Outstanding Vinegar of 2011 in the 39th sofi™ Awards competition from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. 11 July 2011.  More

South Africa's New Growth Path: Business Opportunities

South Africa's New Growth Path

On Wednesday, May 25, the South African Consulate General hosted an investment seminar that focused on investment opportunities for American companies in South Africa. In particular the seminar highlighted the opportunities that will be created through the implementation of the New Growth Path.

South African Pavilion at the Boston Wine Expo

South African Pavilion at the 2011 Boston Wine Expo


South African Pavilion bagged the "Best of Show Award for In-Water Display" at the 2010 Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show

Best of Show Award 2010