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Service of Praise & Thanksgiving for the Life of President Nelson Mandela

The Riverside Church
Wednesday, 11 December 2013

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon signs the Book of Condolences for former President Nelson Mandela

11 December 2013

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs the Book of Condolences for former President Nelson Mandela

11 December 2013

New York City Mayor Mr. Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner for International Affairs Ms. Marjorie Tiven signed the Book of Condolences for Former President Nelson Mandela at the South African Consulate General. More photographs.

 

Photograph courtesy of the Office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Briefing to the South African community on matters related to the late President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

Members of the South African community at short notice, attended a brief meeting on matters related to the late President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.  The South African Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jeremiah Mamabolo, supported by Consul General Monyemangene, briefed the South African community on latest developments pertaining to the passing of former President Nelson Mandela.

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Private Briefing with South African Film Makers and Jurors participating at the 2013 International Emmy's Festival

22 November 2013

The South African Consulate General held a private briefing with South African film makers and jurors, led by the Cape Film Commission, who are participating at the 2013 International Emmy’s Festival and Awards Gala in New York.  More photos.


Two Decades of Democracy: What South Africa is Doing with It and What Needs to be Done

8 November 2013

The South African Consulate General in New York and Brand SA co-hosted a luncheon to discuss an in-depth study of South Africa produced by Goldman Sachs entitled “Two Decades of Democracy: What South Africa is Doing with It and What Needs to be Done.”   Read more.

Colin Coleman, Partner and Head of Goldman Sachs sub-Saharan Africa Investment Banking Division.


Kick Off Reception for Shared Interest's 20th Anniversary Awards Gala

4 November 2013


Business Women's Association of South Africa

18 - 24 October 2013

The South African Consulate General in New York hosted and supported a delegation from the Business Women's Association of South Africa (BWASA) consisting of Ms. Claire Mathonsi, BWASA's Executive Director and Ms. Sixolile Ngcobo, BWASA member and Women's Rights Advisor at Oxfam.


Visit by Umgungundlovu District Delegation

30 October 2013

Left to right: Mayor of Umgungundlovu District Mr. Yusuf Bhamjee, 1992 New York City Marathon winner Mr. Willie Mtolo and Consul General George Monyemangene.

Left to right: Consul Gugulethu Gingqi, Mr. Leslie Moeti, Race Director of KZN Athletics Club, Mr. Lennox Mabaso of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mayor of Umgungundlovu District Mr. Yusuf Bhamjee, Consul General George Monyemangene, Mrs. Barbara Mgutshini, COGTA General Manager, Mr. Raymond de Vries of Ray de Vries and Associates, Mr. Willie Mtolo, 1992 New York City Marathon winner, Mr. Terence Khuzwayo, Municipal Manager of Umgungundlovu District and Consul Bernard Legodi.


Barry Gilder's US Book Tour

29 October 2013

Mr. Barry Gilder, author of Songs and Secrets: South Africa: From Liberation to Governance signed copies of his book at a launch reception jointly hosted by the South African Consulate General and Brand South Africa.  


Joel Netshitenzhe at Columbia University's Pixley ka Isaka Seme Annual Lecture Series

29 October 2013

Left to right: Mr. Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Prof. Mamadou Diouf, Director at Columbia University's Institute of African Studies, Consul General George Monyemangene, Prof. Sibusiso Vil Nkomo, Chairperson at MISTRA and Mr. Yacoob Omar, Director at MISTRA.

Mr. Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) at Columbia University's Pixley ka Isaka Seme inaugural lecture series.


Presentation of unique image of Nelson Mandela by Richard Corman

16 October 2014

On 16 October 2014, Consul General George Monyemangene accepted a one-of-a-kind rendering of Nelson Mandela on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation at the South Africa Consulate in New York City. The stunning image is the result of an innovative collaboration between world-renowned photographer Richard Corman and Alec Monopoly, one of the hottest young artists in the world.

Consul General George Monyemangene (left) and Richard Corman.

The striking piece integrates the vibrant colors of the South African flag throughout the black-and-white photo in Monopoly’s creative street-art style. 

Corman and Monopoly have donated the painting to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where it will be displayed side by side with the original photograph in the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory public space, the home of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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Long Service Certificates

15 October 2013

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 awarded  long service certificates signed by Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to Mrs. Marilu Nobleza, Mr. Douglas Castillo and Mr. Jose Caballero on 15 October 2013.

Mrs. Marilu Nobleza (left) receiving the certficate from Consul General George Monyemangene (right).

Consul General George Monyemangene (right) awarding the certificate to Mr. Douglas Castillo (left).

(Photographs: SACG/Sandra Nwe)


Fab.com launches curated South African Design Pop-Up Shop at the South African Consulate General

9 October 2013

Fab launched its South African Design Pop-Up Shop, a virtual boutique consisting of unique, retail works of more than 25 South African-based designers.  The collection, ranging from furniture, home accessories, jewelry to apparel  was unveiled at a special event in collaboration with the South African Consulate General in New York City. 

Photo credit: Shahar Azran

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Father Michael Lapsley's presentation at Rockefeller Foundation

9 October 2013

The Institute for Healing of Memories was founded in 1998.  It grew out of the Chaplaincy Project of the Trauma Center for Victims of Violence and Torture where Father Michael Lapsley SSM (right) was one of the founder members.  Father Michael had lost both hands and an eye in a letter bomb attack in Zimbabwe in 1990.  Accompanied by prayers, love and support from around the world, he began the journey from victim to survivor to victor.  The Institute for Healing of Memories seeks to accompany other people on their journeys to healing and wholeness.


South Africa’s David Tlale Returns to New York Fashion Week

5 September 2013

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David Tlale, a renowned South African designer, presented his 2014 spring collection at The Box on Thursday, 5 September 2013. It was his third presentation at Lincoln Center as a solo design house, where showcased what Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week described as work that 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.”  View more photos.


BANKSETA International Executive Development Programme (IEDP)

1 September 2013
NYU Stern
44 Street West 4th Street, 11th Floor
New York City

The International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) with NYU Stern Executive Education was a combination of engaging faculty, group projects and company visits. The program provided direct application to the participants' work engagements in the banking and microfinance sector in South Africa; it also exposed the participants to banking perspectives in various international banks.  View more photographs.


Official Visit to the State of Kentucky

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 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. See more photographs on MiX Telematics' Facebook page


New York City Economic Development Day

8 August 2013

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

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Lalela's Annual Fundraising Event

3 August 2013

On Saturday, 3 August 2013, Lalela Project held its annual fundraising event at the Hamptons home of its CEO, Andrea Kerzner, which was attended by 300 people. The evening was planned by South African celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie, with entertainment by The All Stars Jazz Band, Yolanda Sangweni and Thuli Dumakude, South African cuisine by the Brooklyn-based Madiba Restaurant, and great moments with Lalela Project students who traveled from the Western Cape, South Africa, to share their inspiring stories with attendees.  Consul General George Monyemangene and his wife, Louise Monyemangene, were the guests of honor at the event.  View photographs from the event.


Nelson Mandela International Day Function

18 July 2013

A function in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day was jointly hosted by the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and the South African Consulate General. View more photos.

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

Left to right:  Mrs. Louise Monyemangene, Ms. Lihle Mtshali of Brand SA, Mayor David Dinkins, Ms. Grace Hightower de Niro, Mr. Robert de Niro of Tribeca Film Institute, Ambassador Jeremiah Mamabolo and Consul General George Monyememangene.


Nelson Mandela Day at The Bowery Mission

18 July 2013
Photo credit: United Nations / John Gillespie

Click on the photo to view more photographs. South Africa's Consul General joined dozens of volunteers on Thursday to honor by bringing much-needed help to a Lower East Side homeless shelter, to honor the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the former South African president who led his country to freedom.  Read full article from NY1.


2013 Nelson Mandela Day at the United Nations Headquarters

18 July 2013
Photos: United Nations / John Gillespie

Informal plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.


Nelson Mandela Day 2013: Rebuilding homes in Long Beach

17 July 2013
Photos: United Nations / John Gillespie

“Take action, inspire change.”  To commemorate Nelson Mandela Day, volunteers from the UN and UNDP assist "We Build New York" repair homes in Long Beach destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.


Discussion on "Doing Business in South Africa" with ABSA's ALD Program Delegates hosted by the South African Consulate General and Brand SA

17 July 2013

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Nelson Mandela Day 2013 at Columbus Circle

16 July 2013
Photos: United Nations / John Gillespie

South African Ambassador to the United Nations Jeremiah Mamabolo being interviewed by the media. Volunteers from the the UN, the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations and the South African Consulate distribute South African oranges for Nelson Mandela Day 2013 at Columbus Circle, New York.


Correctional Services Minister Joel Sibusiso Ndebele

11 July 2013

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South African singer Simphiwe Dana

11 July 2013

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Renowned around the world for her impressive vocal prowess and powerful live performances, singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana is one of South Africa’s most soulful musical exports.  Named the Goddess of African cool, her scintillating voice has familiar echoes of Amy Winehouse, Miriam Makeba and Billie Holiday.  Simphiwe performs two sets at Ginny's at Red Rooster, 310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 on Saturday, 13 July 2013.


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.


South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP)

27 June 2013

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Give 15 ambitious, energetic South African students 4 days in New York City, and the result, year after year, is a sleepless ambassadorial adventure narrated by diplomatic discussions by day, punctuated by Broadway lights and $1 pizza by night.

The Class of 2012 flexed their diplomatic muscles at visits to the United Nations, the New York Stock Exchange, New York City Department of Education and the South African Consulate, and still managed to stretch their cultural lenses with independent explorations of the city’s museums, theatres, parks, department stores and falafel carts.   Read more.


Memorandum of Understanding between KwaZulu Natal and 911 Fund

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

The focus of the MOU is for the 911 FUND to assist KZN over a three-year period by making donations of firefighting equipment, medical supplies, fire trucks, ambulances, and through the systematic training of KZN personnel in the prevention of, response to and recovery from natural and man-made disasters.


South African actor Fana Mokoena in New York City

18 June 2013

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Fana Mokoena, appearing on the movie World War Z starring Brad Pitt, paid a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. He has been featured in a number of international movies including Hotel Rwanda, Machine Gun Preacher, Safe House and South African-produced Man on Ground. World War Z premiered in New York’s Times Square on Monday, 17 June 2013 and will be in theaters from Friday, 21 June 2013.

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Fordham, University of Pretoria, Deepen Exchange

3 June 2013

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University of Pretoria and Fordham University graduate students with Prof. Booi Themeli, Consul General George Monyemangene and Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.

Fordham and the University of Pretoria formalized their relationship with a memorandum of understanding that allows for the exchange of students and faculty, joint research, and the exchange of scientific and educational literature, the universities have announced.

Stephen Freedman, Ph.D., provost and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Fordham, and Cheryl de La Rey, vice chancellor and principal of the University of Pretoria, signed the agreement between the two universities on March 12 at a ceremony at the University of Pretoria.  Read more.


Danny Glover, President Zuma catch up

30 May 2013

American actor and activist Danny Glover paid a visit to South African President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Glover is in the country as part of a delegation of the United Automobile Workers Union of America, led by its president, Bob King.

Walking down the steps of the President's Cape Town residence, Tuynhuys on Wednesday, the two men, who referred to one another as "my brother", chatted before stopping and smiling at the waiting bevy of journalists and television cameras.  Read full story.

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Aqua Vista Marimba Band

30 May 2013

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The South African Consulate General hosted the Aqua Vista Marimba Band from East London, South Africa.  The group will be performing at the Education Africa Award Ceremony on Monday, 3 June 2013. More photographs.


African Union's 50th Anniversary Summit

25 - 26 May 2013

The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union, which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. Consequently, the Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance. Read more.

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World Economic Forum on Africa

Cape Town, 8 - 10 May

With an expected annual growth of 5% in 2012-2013, sub-Saharan Africa continues its transformative journey from a developing continent to a hub of global growth. According to the World Bank, almost half of Africa’s countries have attained middle-income status. At the same time, the continent’s positive outlook is threatened by fluctuating commodity prices, rising inequality and youth unemployment. To build on its achievements, Africa’s leaders need to strengthen the continent’s competitiveness, foster inclusive growth and build resilience in a volatile global environment. Accelerating economic diversification, boosting strategic infrastructure and unlocking talent are critical success factors in this new leadership context.

Under the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will provide an important platform for regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to deepen the continent’s integration agenda and renew commitment to a sustainable path of growth and development by addressing the following themes:

  • Accelerating Economic Diversification
  • Boosting Strategic Infrastructure
  • Unlocking Africa’s Talent

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South African Tourism Ubuntu Award-Winner Africa Adventure Consultants Recommends Top Ways to See South Africa

7 May 2013

Honored by South African Tourism with its Ubuntu Award for Creative Destination Marketing, safari company Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) suggests five ways to visit South Africa. AAC won the “outstanding trade partner” award by promoting South Africa family safaris.


Visit by Mr. ES Reddy

7 May 2013

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Left to right: Ambassador Jeremiah Mamabolo, Mr. ES Reddy, Consul General George Monyemangene. 

Mr. Enuga S. Reddy is a former UN Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the Center against Apartheid, which he directed from 1976 to 1984. He was also the first Principal Secretary of the Special Committee against Apartheid. Mr. Reddy has written extensively on the struggle for liberation in South Africa and on international solidarity with the struggle.


1 May 2013

Left to right: Sea Research Foundation Vice President Kelly Matis, Sea Research Foundation Executive Vice President Dr. Tracy Romano, Consul General George Monyemangene, Mystic Aquarium Veterinarian Dr. Allison Tuttle and Consul Bernard Legodi.

Left to right: Consul Bernard Legodi, Sea Research Foundation President & CEO Dr. Stephen Coan, Sea Research Foundation Trustee Susette Tibus, Sea Research Foundation Executive Vice President Peter Glankoff, Consul General George Monyemangene, Mystic Aquarium Supervisor of Penguins Laurie Macha, Mystic Aquarium Penguin Trainer Tracy Camp, Mystic Aquarium Penguin Trainer Josh Davis.


Freedom Day

26 April 2013

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

Left to right: Fr. Michael Lapsley, Consul General George Monyemangene, Justice Albie Sachs and South African Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Jeremiah Mamabolo.

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

Left to right:  Consul Lindiwe Rozani, Ms. Josephine Fontana, Diplomatic Sales Manager of The Plaza Hotel and Vice Consul Beatrice Masokoameng.

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Minister Dipuo Peters' Working Visit to New York City

24 April 2013

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Minister of Energy, Ms. Dipuo Peters (left) and Consul General George Monyemangene.

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Mayor David Dinkins

2 April 2013

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Mayor David Dinkins, the 106th Mayor of New York City (1990 to 1993) met with officials at the South African Consulate General on Tuesday, 2 April 2013.


Fifth BRICS Summit

26 to 27 March 2013

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma hosted the Fifth BRICS Summit on 27 March 2013 in Durban under the theme: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation.” This Summit completed the first cycle of BRICS Summits and was the first time that the Summit was hosted on the African continent. This has specific relevance given that it coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU).

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The Soil

18 March 2013

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Soweto's award-winning beatbox acapella group The Soil paid a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General after the group's live US debut at "Africa Now! Festival" at the Apollo Theatre on 15 March 2013.


South African DJs

15 March 2013

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The biggest names in the South African House movement: Fresh, Euphonik, Culoe de Song and Black Coffee paid a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General.  They were in New York City for MZANSI NYC meets DANCE RITUAL held at Club System in Long Island City. 


Wits University Reunion

12 March 2013

Left to right:  Wits Fund President, John Teeger, Johannesburg Mayor, Parks Tau, Vice-Chancellor designate, Professor Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Loyiso Nongxa, and South African Consul General in New York City, George Monyemangene.

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South African Products at the MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival

6 - 10 March 2013
Wilmington, DE

© South African Consulate General, New York/2013

South Africa participated in a weekend of culinary adventures at the MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival in Wilmington, Delaware that included events with regional focus on South African wine, food, music, arts and culture.  Featured were visiting South African personalities Chef Hugo Uys, Chef Pierre Van Zyl, Quoin Rock Winemaker Thys Lombard and products such as Wines of South Africa, Brand South Africa, South African Summer Citrus, Cape Food and Beverage, Peppadew USA and others.

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Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo presents credentials to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

12 March 2013

Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo, the new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations has today 13 March 2013, presented his credentials to H.E Ban ki-Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ambassador Mamabolo was accompanied by the Honourable, Adv: Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services and Adv: Doc Mashabane, the Deputy Representative of South Africa to the United Nations. Read full story.


Investment Seminar and Black History Month Celebration

28 February 2013


"Global Opportunities and Challenges in Empowering Youth Through Radio" with Children’s Radio Foundation and UNESCO

13 February 2013

Consul General George Monyemangene with Miss Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012.

Left to right: Currently the Morning Drive Presenter on 5FM and MNet Idols judge Gareth Cliff, Consul Lebogang Mokwena, South Africa’s You Tube singing sensation Vicus Visser from Bloemfontein and Miss Nana Meriwether who assumed the title of Miss USA 2012 at the ascension of Olivia Culpo to the Miss Universe 2012 crown.

You Tube sensation Vicus Visser (left) and his brother Vincent (right)


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.


Courtesy Call to the South African Consulate General by Lira and MiCasa's J'Something

24 January 2013

 Photograph courtesy of MiCasa Music.


Welcome 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


Afro-soul singer and songwriter Zonke pays a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General

18 January 2013

Afro-soul singer and songwriter Zonke paid a courtesy call at the at the South African Consulate General in New York City on Friday, 18 January 2013.


The Diamond Empowerment Fund's 2013 Good Awards

17 January 2013

 

Consul General George Monyemangene speaking at the recent Good Awards hosted by the Diamond Empowerment Fund. The awards were given to leaders committed to corporate social responsibility and promoting education empowerment and prosperity in Africa. “A strong Africa is an educated Africa,” said DEF co-founder Russell Simmons. “For the diamond industry to be sustainable in the future, empowerment of youth through education is essential.”


Meeting with Thurgood Marshall College Fund

10 January 2013

From left to right: Consul Bernard Legodi, Consul General George Monyemangene, Dr. Joyce Payne (Founder of Thurgood Marshall College Fund) and Mr. John Taylor (President of Thurgood Marshall College Fund).

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