Working Visit of Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula to New York

2 December 2011

South Africa's Minister of Sports and Recreation , Mr. Fikile Mbalula, Mr. Harry Belafonte and Consul General George Monyemangene. More

National Basketball Association

30 November 2011

A deal was signed between the National Basketball Association (NBA), the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Sports and Recreation Department (SRSA) to bring two top USA basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knickerbockers, to South Africa next year. More

South African Cabinet Members Show Support for COP17


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 (GSC) on the evening of Thursday, 17 November 2011.  More

Shared Interest's Evening of Poetry with Danny Glover

Consul General George Monyemangene (right) during Shared Interest's Evening of Poetry with actor and activist Danny Glover, 14 November 2011.

Visit by the South African Achilles Track Club participating at the 2011 New York City Marathon

The South African Consulate General hosted Mr. Braam Mouton and members of the South African Achilles Track Club running the 2011 New York City Marathon. More

Meeting with Friends of Teboho Trust Fund 

4 November 2011

Left to right: Consul General George Monyemangene, Ms. Desiree Urquhart of Friends of Teboho Trust Fund, Consul Gugulethu Gingqi and Marketing Officer Bing Alo.

Visit to the South African Consulate General by GrassRootSoccer

4 November 2011

Ms. Lydia Monyepao, Captain of the South African Women’s Soccer Team, Mr. Ethan Zohn, Co-Founder of GrassRootSoccer, Dr. Thomas Clark, CEO of GrassRootSoccer, and Ms. Becky Hooper visited the South African Consulate General. More

Cocktail Reception at the South African Consulate General

31 October 2011

South African Ambassador to the United States Mr. Ibrahim Rasool (right) with South African Consul General in New York City Mr. George Monyemangene at a reception held in New York City. More

Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms. Tokozile Xasa's Working Visit to New York

19 October 2011

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa

Tourism Deputy Minister Ms. Tokozile Xasa interacts with 100 Black Men on 19 October 2011 while on a working visit to New York. Left to right: Mr. Bernard Butler of Urban Development Group, Ms.Sthu Zungu, County Manager of South Africa Tourism, South African Consul General in New York Mr. George Monyemangene, Deputy Minister of Tourism Ms.Tokozile Xasa.

Former Deputy President of South Africa and ANC Chairperson Ms. Baleka Mbete's Working Visit to New York

Meeting with Mr. Paul Simon

Former Deputy President of South Africa and ANC Chairperson Ms. Baleka Mbete meets with American artist Mr. Paul Simon on the sidelines during her visit to New York to attend the High Level Symposium on South Africa's Contribution to the Fight Against Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances More

Cocktail Reception hosted by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

22 September 2011

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

On the occasion of the 66th United Nations General Assembly Session, H.E. Minister Maite-Nkoana Mashabane hosts a cocktail reception at the South African Consulate General in New York with guest of honor H.E. Ms. Baleka Mbete, former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and National Chairperson of the African National Congress on 22 September 2011. More

President Zuma arrives for the United Nations General Assembly

President Zuma arrives

South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool greets President Jacob Zuma on arrival. More

First Lady Madame Thobeka Madiba-Zuma's Working Visit to New York

First Lady Madame Tobeka Madiba-Zuma

First Lady Madame Thobeka Madiba-Zuma at an event hosted by the United Nations Foundation. More

South African Consulate General in New York Celebrating Women's Month

Min. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

South Africa celebrated August 2011 as Women's Month and the keynote address was delivered by Ms.Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi.  More.

Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Mr. Parks Tau on a Working Visit to New York

Mayors Tau and Bloomberg with Consul General Monyemangene

From left to right: Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and South African Consul General George Monyemangene. 3 August 2011. More.

New York Travel Trade Embraces South African Ubuntu Expo 2011

Ubuntu 2011

South African Tourism successfully kicked off its inaugural travel trade show, Ubuntu Expo 2011, at The Pierre Hotel in New York City to an eager audience of over 150 hand-selected travel agents, press and over 20 South African suppliers. 5 August 2011 More.

South African Parliament's Select Committee on Women, Children and People with Disabilities

26 July 2011

Members of Parliament

Members of the Select Committee on Women, Children and People with Disabilities. More

Taste of Africa Pavilion at the 57th Annual Fancy Foods Show

11 July 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.  More

National Park Service: Reception & Ceremony Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Rediscovery of the African Burial Ground

7 October 2011

In 1991, one of the most remarkable urban archeological finds of the modern era occurred in New York City when the 17th Century cemetery where free and enslaved Africans had been buried was rediscovered during the construction of a new federal building.  More

Visit to South African Consulate General by South African Actresses

South African Actresses

(Left to right) Attachè Beatrice Masokoameng, Natalie Bekker, South African journalist Lihle Mtshali, Lerato, Thuli Zuma, Consul General George Monyemangene, Consul Pauline Pietersen, South African Mission to the United Nations Counsellor Nomfanelo Kota and Consul Gugulethu Gingqi. 

Thembi Mtshali

Thembi Mtshali

South African actress Thembi Mtshali on a courtesy call at the South African Consulate General in New York City.

YMCA Global Teens

19 July 2011


YMCA Global Teens participants visited the South African Consulate General on 19 July 2011.  The group was headed by Mr. Chad Hiu, (on the left) Director of Domestic and Strategic Initiatives of the International YMCA.

Nelson Mandela International Day

18 July 2011

Mandela Day

Consul General George Monyemangene addressing volunteers at Central Park's Great Lawn in celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July 2011. 

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Reverend Tyrone Monro (right) with South African youth participating at this year's Emmanuel Baptist Church Exchange Programme.

Consul General George Monyemangene with American actor Harry Belafonte

23 June 2011

Harry Belafonte

Consul General George Monyemangene and actor Harry Belafonte

Consul General George Monyemangene in discussion with American actor Harry Belafonte. on 23 June 2011.

New Growth Path Business Opportunities

Business Seminar on 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.

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's Trip to Africa

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's Working Visit to USA

Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe arrived on 26 March 2011 in the United States of America on a working visit scheduled from 27- 31 March 2011, which include visits to New York, Washington, and Chicago.  More Photo Gallery

Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time, an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. He is also a son, a husband, a father and a grandfather.

The Rainbow Nation. South Africa is a culturally diverse country, one nation made up of many peoples. With 11 different official languages, a multiplicity of traditions and skin tones ranging from ebony to sunburnt pink, we are, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu once put it, the rainbow nation of Africa.

South Africa's Wildlife. Best known are the mammals, and best known of these are the famous Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.

South Africa's Birdlife. Of the 850 or so bird species recorded in South Africa, about 725 are resident or annual visitors, and about 50 are endemic or near-endemic

South Africa's Plant life. South Africa is home to some 10% of the world's flowering species, and is the only country in the world with an entire plant kingdom within its borders.

South Africa's National Parks. From the stark desert and spectacular sunsets of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to the dense green coastal forests of Tsitsikamma, the rich wildlife heritage of the Kruger National Park - a territory larger than Israel - and ancient cultural heritage of Mapungubwe … take a virtual tour of South Africa's remarkable conservation areas.

2010 FIFA World Cup Images

2010 FIFA World Cup

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