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.

Welcome Tea for South African Delegation to the International Emmys

16 November 2012

The South African delegation on the red carpet.

Cocktails with Shared Interest's Board of Directors and Special Exhibit of Nnenna Okore at the Contemporary African Art Gallery

16 November 2012

Consul General George Monyemangene (right) at cocktails with Shared Interests' Board of Directors.

Working Visit to New York City by Mayor of Tshwane, The Hon. Sputlha Ramokgopa

14 November 2012

Achilles Track Club of South Africa

5 November 2012

Every year since receiving an invitation from the New York Achilles Track Club in 1999, Ethembeni has sent disabled student runners to run the New York City Marathon. Read more.

Sport Star of the Year Award 2012

4 November 2012

Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Chad le Clos, scooped the Sport Star of the Year award during the annual glittering South African Sport Awards held in Sandton on 3 November 2012. The 20-year-old Olympic gold medalist also pocketed R1 million and a brand new BMW from the awards ceremony, which was attended by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. This award is decided by millions of sport-loving South Africans who vote for the sport person who they believe has excelled in their respective sporting codes or disciplines during the period. Photo credit:  Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

Mr. South Africa 2012

26 October 2012

Andrew Govender, Mr. South Africa 2012, paid a courtesy visit to the South African Consulate General on Friday, 26 October 2012. Andrew won the title on 17 March 2012 at an action-filled crowning produced and directed by Mark West (also producer of Miss South Africa and Mr. World), choreographed by Ivor Jones.

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 African Consulate General, 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; Consul Gugulethu. Gingqi; Ms. Claire Bruno, Walmart’s Regional General Manager; and Ms. Suhanra Conradie, CEO, Western Cape Citrus Producers Forum.

Long Service Certificates

In recognition of their continuous, consistently satisfactory and devoted service in the Public Service of the Republic of South Africa spanning twenty years, Consul General George Monyemangene (left) and Corporate Services Manager Pauline Pietersen (right) awarded  long service certificates signed by Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to Ms. Cecile Cudala and Mr. Lito Mijaro on 28 September 2012.

Left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, Ms. Cecilia Cudala and Consul Pauline Pietersen.

Left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, Mr. Lito Mijaro and Consul Pauline Pietersen.

President Zuma leads South African delegation to the United Nations General Assembly

25 September 2012

President Jacob Zuma with United National Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Photo credit:  Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). 

Working Visit to New York City by Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk

13 September 2012

Left to right: Ms. Sthu Zungu, President of South African Tourism, North America, H.E. Mr. Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa and South Africa's Consul General in New York City, The Hon. George Monyemangene.

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.

Commemoration of South Africa's National Women's Month

16 August 2012

Prof. Penelope Andrew, President and Dean of Albany Law School, addressed attendees of the event commemorating National Women's Month. The function highlighted the developing role of women in the wine industry.


14 August 2012

R&B singer/songwriter Goapele (whose name means to move forward in Setswana, a South African language) paid a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General. For more information about Goapele, please go to

Wits University Alumni Event

26 July 2012 

Wits University alumni at a get-together with Wits University Representative Peter Maher and Mr. Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, held at the South African Consulate General. More.

Meeting with Imbewu Arts

26 July 2012

Neil Coppen, Nosipho Bophela, Mpume Mthombeni, Samantha de Romjin and Wake Mahlobo, members of Imbewu Arts, met with Consul General George Monyemangene and Consul Gugulethu Gingqi in preparation for their annual inaugural show in New York City.

Tbo Touch

Tbo Touch (left) with Consul General George Monyemangene on a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General.  Tbo Touch is a South African hip-hop DJ and television presenter on Metro FM and on SABC1.

Yale University's Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER)

11 July 2012

Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the MacMillan Center draws upon Yale University's extensive resources to develop and implement programs, services and resources designed to advance understanding of international and world regional issues through outreach to education, business, media and the public.

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.

The Kearsney College Choir visits the South African Consulate General

27 June 2012

The Kearsney College Choir has become synonymous with performance excellence, audience appeal and critical acclaim. With its signature blend of classical, pop and indigenous music, the choir has a growing international following with supporters from the USA, Asia, Europe and the rest of Africa. The choir boasts with a long list of accolades to its name, including 7 Gold medals and 6 Silver medals at the World Choir Games (the Olympics for Choirs) between 2000 and 2010. The choir was awarded the “Prize of the City of Vienna” at the 33rd International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna as well as 1st prizes in various international choral competitions in Hong Kong, Germany and Austria. The choir is in New York to participate in the new international choral celebration "The Rhythms of One World 2012".

Meeting with Mr. Teddy Goitom, filmmaker of Stocktown X: South Africa

27 June 2012

Left to right:  Consul Gugulethu Gingqi, Ms. Bing Alo-Villareal, Ms. Maya George (SA Tourism), Consul General George Monyemangene and Mr. Teddy Goitom, filmmaker of Stocktown X South Africa.

2012 YMCA Global Teens Program Participants

26 June 2012

YMCA Global Teens is a leadership development and service learning program that engages teenagers (ages 14-18 for overseas & ages 12-14 for domestic programs) in a year-long empowering international experience culminating with a 10 day to 2 1/2 week service abroad. This group will be travelling to South Africa in July 2012.

Ubuntu Education Fund's U.ME.WE NYC 2012 Gala

6 June 2012

Ubuntu Education Fund hosted its U.ME.WE NYC 2012 Gala at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, drawing over 700 attendees and raising more than $1 million to benefit the children of the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  The funds will support the organization's new Early Childhood Development program and U.ME.WE campaign, which aims to raise $25 million over the next three years.  Attendees included South African Ambassador to the United Nations Baso Sangqu, South African Consul General George Monyemangene, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Donna Karan, Amandla Stenberg of The Hunger Games, Trudie Styler, Colin Cowie,Pharrell Williams, and Heather Thomson-Schindler. The evening included musical performances by blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and singer Alice Smith, as well as a live auction. "Our 2012 New York City gala proved that the spirit of ubuntu - I am because you are - is alive and well in NYC," said Jacob Lief, co-founder of Ubuntu Education Fund. "The evening reinforced our philosophy of community development: it is not about how many children we reach, but about how deeply we reach each child.  The gala launched our U.ME.WE campaign to put 2,000 more vulnerable children on their own pathway to success".  For more information on Ubuntu Education Fund, please visit

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

24 April 2012


SA Tourism 2012 Ubuntu Awards

Launch of the Nelson Mandela Digital Archive

The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project, a collaboration between internet giant Google, and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory was launched on Tuesday, 27 March 2012. More

Carib News Editorial Board Meeting at NAACP Offices

23 March 2012

Consul General George Monyemangene (middle) with Ms. Hazel Dukes (in red), New York State Conference President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Mr. Karl Rodney, Chairman and CEO of Carib News, and Mrs. Faye Rodney, President of Carib News at NAACP offices.

Meeting with the Eagle Academy Foundation (EAF)

13 March 2012

Meeting between officials from the Eagle Academy Foundation (EAF) and the South African Department of Basic Education. Left to right: Mr. Donald Ruff, EAF Director of Strategic Partnerships and College Planning, Ms. Thami Sono, Consul at the South African Consulate General, Mr. David Banks, President and CEO of EAF, His Excellency ME Sutry, Deputy Minister of the Department of Basic Education, Ms. Karon Williams, Chief Operating Officer of EAF, Ms. Simone Geyer, Chief Director at the South African Department of Basic Education, and Mr. Gugulethu Gingqi, Consul at the South African Consulate General.

Reception in Celebration of ANC Centenary and Commemoration of Black History Month

Left to right: The Rev.Dr. James Forbes of the Union Theological Seminary, Ms. Lulu Xingwana, Minister at the Department for Women, Children & Persons with Disabilities, Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister at the Department of Trade and Industry, and Mr. Lloyd Williams, President and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce .

Front row, left to right: Ms.Teresa Clarke, CEO of, Ms. Elizabeth Thabethe Deputy Minister of South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry, Ms. Amy Stokes Infinite Family,

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.

MEC John Block on Working Visit in New York

29 February 2012

Mr. John Block, MEC for Economic Development & Finance of Northern Cape on courtesy call at the Consulate while on a working visit to attend the New York Travel Show.  Left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, South African Tourism Country Manager Ms. Sthu Zungu, Mr. John Block, MEC for Economic Development & Finance, Northern Cape, South Africa.

An Intimate Gathering hosted by President Bill Clinton

23 February 2012

President Bill Clinton hosted an intimate gathering benefitting the Nelson Mandela Foundation at his office.  Left to right: Mr. Achmat Dangor, President of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, President Bill Clinton and Mr. Tokyo Sexwale, Minister of Human Settlements. More

Soweto Gospel Choir's Visit to the South African Consulate General

15 February 2012

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in world music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to the United States with a brand new show, "African Grace". Through vibrant rhythm, movement and its renowned vocal harmonies, the Soweto Gospel Choir's inimitable performance style has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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.

Ringing of NASDAQ Closing Bell by the Premier of KwaZulu Natal, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

27 January 2012

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Consul General George Monyemangene (left) with KwaZulu Natal Premier Dr. Zwelini Mkhize during the Closing Bell Ceremony at Nasdaq. More