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

20 June 2014

Rainbow Video Captures 20 Years of South African Wine Progress Under Democracy

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is celebrating 20 years of South African democracy, a record year of wine exports in 2013 and massive strides in quality and sustainability, with a bright and refreshing animated video.  Read more.

Cape Town: World Design Capital for 2014

Cape Town's reign as World Design Capital for 2014 focuses on the problem-solving potential of design: an approach that’s more gritty than pretty. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of independence, Gillian Dobias explores the city's design-for-social-change agenda.


Bruce Springsteen Kicks Off 2014 "High Hopes" Tour in South Africa

By Andy Greene
27 January 2014

"Good evening, South Africa!" Bruce Springsteen said after taking the stage in front of 10,000 screaming South African fans at Cape Town's Bellville Velodrome. "So glad to be in your beautiful city!" With that, the E Street Band launched into a rollicking cover of the Special A.K.A.'s "Free Nelson Mandela," kicking off their 2014 High Hopes tour in a country that Springsteen has never previously played.   Read full story.


President Zuma's Statement at the General Debate
of the 68th Session of United Nations General Assembly

24 September 2013 


David Tlale: New York Fashion Week 2013 Recap


Andrew Mlangeni rang the Closing Bell at the NYSE Euronext in honor of Nelson Mandela International Day

19 July 2013


Trailer: Where the Road Runs Out
(featuring South African actor Stelio Savante)


Using the power of soccer, you can make a real difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Let's Kick AIDS together. For more information, please visit

Premiere Event: OTELO BURNING

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 7:00 pm
MIST Harlem
46 West 116th Street, New York City

Otelo Burning directed by award winning documentary director and producer Sara Blecher.

Somewhere between City of God and Blue Crush, the film tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It is set in 1989, against a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville.  When 16-year-old Otelo Buthelezi takes to the water for the first time, it is clear that he was born to surf.  Then tragedy strikes. On the day that Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Otelo is forced to choose between surfing success and justice.  This beautifully made, insightful and entertaining film captures a turbulent time in the history of SouthAfrica.  Filmed in Zulu with English subtitles, the film also includes music from South African Hip Hop artist Reason.

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Advanced Tickets: $30
Tickets at the door: $40
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Trailer:  Hopeville
at the African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • Saturday, 24 November 2012, 2:00 pm, The Chapel,
    Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
  • Thursday, 6 December 2012, 1:30 pm – Schomburg Center
    515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ 135th Street. New York, NY 10027

Directed by John Trengove, 2012, 90 min, South Africa, Drama, English/ Zulu/ Sotho, Afrikaans with English subtitles.

Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his son Themba. When both arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a community with a long history of hate, corruption, fear and apathy. Through patience, determination and above all courage, Amos will strive to turn things around for himself, his son and his new community.

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Trailer:  Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS
at the African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • Saturday, 1 December 2012, 2:00 pm – The Chapel,
    Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
  • Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 6:00 pm – Thalia at Symphony Space
    2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10027

Directed by Rolie Nikiwe, 2011, 98 min, South Africa/USA, Drama, English. Q&A after the screening.

Kalu, a promising soccer player, leaves town in Kenya for the bright lights of Johannesburg to pursue his dream of becoming a professional player and supporting his family. His new life is full of all kinds of encounters, and love quickly comes his way; however, his past life comes back to haunt him as he does not know that he is HIV-positive and infects his new girlfriend. This very entertaining film’s intention is that of educating a great deal of people who see their dreams shattered as they do not take the preventive measures to avoid the infection.

Buy online tickets:'s "Africa Straight Up" produced "Africa Straight Up", a documentary about the stereotypes confronting Africa, and an insider's perspective on exciting developments taking place on the continent in terms of technology, business, education, governance, and arts and culture. With a soundtrack of Africa’s hottest music stars, Lira and M.I., the film takes viewers on a journey across the continent to show how deep, rich, and complex Africa truly is.  Learn, chuckle and rock to the beat!

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South African Designer David Tlale's Spring 2013 Collection


Runway highlights from DAVID TLALE SPRING 2013 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. 6 September 2012

"Rhythms of One World" - Choral Concert in celebration of the Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations Charter


This unique concert features over 300 young choir members from around the world in a “Glee”-style musical commemoration of the signing of the UN Charter on 26 June 1945.

Among the featured groups are internationally recognized choirs The Kearsney Choir (South Africa); the Norwegian Girls Choir (Norway); the Signal Hill Alumni Chorus (Republic of Trinidad & Tobago); the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir (Australia); the Appalachian Children’s Chorus (United States); the County Town Singers (Canada); and Voices International (Luxembourg).

South African Summer Citrus


Consul General George Monemongene 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 on Friday, 29 June 2012.

Building Economic Ties Between the QC & Africa


Fox News Rising's Terrance Bates talks with Consul General George Monyemangene about the push to build economic tie between the Queen City and South Africa. 21 June 2012

South Africa:  Inspiring New Ways


There is a land where the dawn first cast its glow on mankind's awakening. A land where deserts burst into bloom, and mountains rake the sky. There is a fledgling nation that turned the tide, that set out on a journey of hope and possibility, and tuned that hope into greatness, and that possibility into action. We are this nation. We are this land. We are South Africa.



700 friends and supporters gathered to celebrate Ubuntu's interconnectedness at the Ubuntu NYC Gala. Here are some of their faces and our story. That night, Ubuntu launched a campaign to transform 2000 children's lives from cradle to career. 6 June 2012

The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive


The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the Google Cultural Institute have worked together to bring Nelson Mandela's archive's online, including never before seen photos, prison diaries and a hand-written sequel to the Long Walk to Freedom.

2012 South African Freedom Day

Courtesy of Sahara TV. 27 April 2012, New York City 

A Million Colours Trailer


A MILLION COLOURS is a sweeping romantic drama of South Africa's once most famous teen black movie star who fell from grace after the early 1970's blockbuster "e'Lollipop" made him South Africa's most beloved childhood star. Forced into hiding after participating in the June 16, 1976 student uprising in Soweto, Muntu's life spiraled downward into crime and despair. He is separated from the love of his life, becomes a fugitive, and struggles to survive apartheid. This film is an inspiring true story of danger, adventure, romance, betrayal and redemption...set against the turbulent background of a nation in crisis. It is a testament to the history of South Africa and its citizens' struggle for freedom, friendship, love, and second chances.

LADUMA Official Trailer (by ONE GOAL)


Laduma is an experiential film about how two countries and two cultures were impacted by the Beautiful Game. This is the story of how soccer united the South African people against Apartheid, and how the sport brought Americans together in the magical summer of 2010.

President Jacob Zuma rings the NYSE Closing Bell


Visit of His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, to the New York Stock Exchange. In honor of the occasion, President Zuma rang The Closing Bell.  Video Courtesy of NYSE Euronext. 19 September 2011