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Visit to the South African Consulate General by P.S. 327 Students

18 December 2014

PS 327 Dr. Rose B. English School is located in Brooklyn, New York and is one of 30 schools in New York City Geographic District #23. It is a public school that serves 758 students in grades PK-8.

South African Delegation to the 2014 International Emmys

21 November 2014

Orientation on South Africa

18 November 2014

Welcome Tea for Achilles International (South Africa)

31 October 2014

Cape Town Fashion Council

22 August 2014

Cape Town Fashion Council's Operations/Project Manager Ms. Kerry-Lee Bell, and CEO, Mr. Bryan Ramkilawan, met with officials at the South African Consulate General on Friday, 22 August 2014.

Left to right: Consul Bernard Legodi, Ms. Kerry-Lee Bell, Mr. Bryan Ramkilawan and Consul Gugulethu Gingqi.

Long Service Certificate

18 August 2014

In recognition of his continuous, consistently satisfactory and devoted service in the Public Service of the Republic of South Africa spanning twenty years, Consul General George Monyemangene awarded  a long service certificate signed by Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to Mr. Jose Caballero.

Nelson Mandela International Day of Service

18 July 2014
Boys and Girls High School Track
1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233

South African Citrus Adds Color & Hope to Nelson Mandela International Day

18 July 2014

The Bowery Mission
227 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

South Africa Washington International Program

10 July 2014

9 July 2014

Working Visit of Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille

7 July 2014

Society of Foreign Consuls

Working Visit by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality's Executive Mayor, Mr. Nkosinathi Fihla

24 June 2014

Executive Mayor Nkosinathi Fihla (left) with Consul General George Monyemangene.

Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandelay Bay Municipality, Mr. Nkosinathi Fihla, addressing the attendees of the Business Networking Reception at the South African Consulate General on Tuesday, 24 June 2014.

Business Insider

This South African Couple rowed 6,600 miles from Morocco to Manhattan

22 June 2014

A South African couple arrived in New York this weekend after crossing the Atlantic Ocean by rowing nearly 6,700 miles over six months, Corey Kilgannon of The New York Times reports.

Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys, an engaged couple from Cape Town, left Morocco on December 30 in a custom 22-foot rowboat. Their subsequent journey included 133 days on the water with no support boat and 74 consecutive days with no land in sight as they rowed all day and watched movies on a laptop at night.  Read full story.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau

20 June 2014

Executive Mayor Parks Tau of the City of Johannesburg signs agreement with Christie Company

19 June 2014

Executive Mayor Parks Tau (left) with Ms. Andrea Pizziconi of Christie Company.

Wines of South Africa

16 June 2014

Consul General George Monyemangene hosted a farewell tea to bid farewell to Ms. Annette Badenhorst who has been Wines of South Africa -- North America's Marketing Manager for five successful years.  On the same occasion, the Consul General welcomed WOSA’s new Marketing Manager, Mr. Jim Clarke who will take over Ms. Badenhorst’s responsibilities by  mid-July 2014. Wines of South Africa is the official Export Council of the wines industry in South Africa with headquarters in Stellenbosch.

For inquiries on WOSA events, please contact: Jim Clarke, Marketing Manager, Wines of South Africa, tel. (917) 951-4790, email or go to or

Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA):
International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) 

13 June 2014

The International Executive Development Program (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.

University of Pretoria graduate students participating in Fordham University's Emerging Markets Course

30 May 2014

University of Pretoria graduate students with Consul Bernard Legodi (far left), seated in front, left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Prof. Booi Themeli from Fordham University, and Consul Gugulethu Gingqi (far right).

International Boxing Federation/United States Boxing Federation

21 May 2014

International Boxing Federation United States Boxing Federation (IBF USBA) awarded Zolani Tete vs. Juan Carlos Sanchez as the Fight of the Year. The award was presented during its 31st Annual Convention held on 21 May 2014 in the ballroom of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Judge and Referee Boxing South Africa, Mr. Neville Hotz.


Left to right: Mr. Anibal Miramontes, IBF USBA Ratings Chairman; Mr. Lindsey Tucker, IBF USBA Championships Chairman; Boxer Juan Carlos Sanchez; Consul Bernard Legodi from the South African Consulate General, and Mr. Daryl Peoples, IBF USBA President. Read more.

12 May 2014

16 April 2014


Working Visit by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) opened on 1 January 2005, the result of the merging of the PE Technikon the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) and the Port Elizabeth campus of Vista University (Vista PE). This union of three very different institutions came about as a result of government’s countrywide restructuring of higher education – intended to deliver a more equitable and efficient system to meet the needs of South Africa in the 21st century.

NMMU brings together the best traditions of technikon and university education, and draws on more than a century of quality higher education, in a new kind of university that offers a wide range of academic, professional and technological programmes at varying entrance and exit levels.

Professor Derrick Swartz, Vice Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Left to right:  Dr. Jooste, Head of International Education, Ms. Laura Best, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Derrick Swartz.

2014 Order of the Companions of OR Tambo Awardee:
Prof. Thomas Karis

8 April 2014

The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo is awarded to foreigners for their roles in promoting peace, co-operation and friendship towards South Africa. Among the recipients for 2014 is Prof. Thomas Karis, shown above, who wrote extensively on the history of South Africa's struggle for freedom and democracy. Prof. Karis is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute Graduate School at the City University of New York in White Plains, New York.

Visit to the South African Consulate General by
Mr. Dennis Goldberg

7 April 2014

South African Denis Goldberg (center) was an activist during the struggle against Apartheid. He received a banning order In 1963 and along with Nelson Mandela, was one of the defendants in the 1964 Rivonia Trial whereby he was sentenced to life imprisonment.  He was released after 22 years in prison in 1985 and went into exile in London. Mr. Goldberg returned to South Africa in 2002.

Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela visits the South African Consulate General

4 April 2014


Left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, birthday celebrant Hugh Masekela and South Africa's Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Adv. Doctor Mashabane.

To celebrate his 75th birthday on 4 April, the legendary South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and lyricist Hugh Masekela presents a retrospective extravaganza at Jazz at Lincoln Center ( 4- 5 April 2014) in New York City. 

Briefing on Tourism

1 April 2014  

Ms. Sthu Zungu (left), South African Tourism's US country manager and Minister of Tourism Mr. Marthinus van Schalkwyk during a briefing held at the South African Consulate General on 1 April 2014.

South African Designer Richard Fitz at the 2014 Fashion Week Brooklyn

13 - 16 March 2014
Industry City
Brooklyn, New York

Twenty two year old Richard Fitz has a passion for creating unusual garments. His work was showcased at the recent 2014 Fashion Week Brooklyn. View photographs.

Ikhonic at the at the 2014 Fashion Week Brooklyn

13 - 16 March 2014
Industry City
Brooklyn, New York

IKHONIC joins 2014 Fashion Week Brooklyn and shares its designs hoping it will make dressing up or down a little easier and a lot more fun. View photographs.

Black History Month and 20 Years of South Africa's Democracy

26 February 2014

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Contemporary South African Art Exhibition

20 - 25 February 2014
6ix Studio
1160 Broadway Avenue
New York NY 10001

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Visit to the South African Consulate General by Middle School Students from Suffolk County

19 February 2014

The middle school students from Suffolk County were accompanied by Ms. Diane Stevens-Liotta (left).

Working Visit by KZN Delegation

12 February 2014

Left to right:  Mr. Joel Martin, MEC for Economic Development and Tourism Mr. Mike Mabuyakhulu, Mr. Welcome Msomi, Mr. Nhlanhla Ngidi and Mr. Sam Satlin.

10 February 2014

Visit to the South African Consulate General by the Nelson Mandela School Choir of Berlin, Germany

3 February 2014

Seminar: Doing Business in South Africa

23 January 2014

Left to right: Mr. Simon Barber, Country Manager of Brand South Africa; Mr. Mark Jaffe, CEO of Greater New York Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Frank Savage, CEO of Savage Holdings and Consul General George Monyemangene.

Mr. Mark Jaffe, CEO of Greater New York Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Simon Barber, Country Manager of Brand South Africa

Mr. Frank Savage, CEO of Savage Holdings