The Consular section will be closed on December 24-26 & 31, as well as January 1-2.
We will be open for regular business hours December 29-30.
Important note for all visa/permit applicants: Visa applicants must be submitted in person as of 15th October 2014. Visas are not issued the same day and you are required to bring prepaid self-addressed envelope (with a tracking number) for the return of your passport.
Applications couriered after 16th October 2014 will be returned back to the applicants.
Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA)
South African companies attending the PLMA trade show on November 16-18 brought the exotic taste of South Africa to the annual event. They exhibited South African wines, teas, jams, sauces, and skin care products and interacted with local businesses to explore transnational partnerships and exporting opportunities.
More than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different products are showcased at the PLMA, making it a unique opportunity for exhibitors to meet as many buyers from as many retail channels.
This year, Ladysmith Black Mambazo celebrates over fifty years of joyous and uplifting music. Join them as they bring the celebration to Chicago. Tickets can be found at http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2015/02-14-2015-ladysmith-back-mambazo-7pm/
South African Automotive Week
Johannesburg, South Africa
13 – 17 October 2014
From October 13 to 17, the South African Consulate General participated in South Africa’s Automotive Week, the international trade show for stimulating trade and business opportunities in manufacturing and the related sector. In partnership with ten automotive companies, the Consulate brought together businesses from the automotive industry to strengthen international ties and build bilateral relations through the event.
Chicago, Illinois, USA • 20 – 23 September 2014
At the 20th World Route Development Forum held in Chicago this year, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, which will host World Routes 2015 in September next year, introduced aviation representatives and organizations to the City of Durban. A key gateway for Africa, Durban is a thriving tourist destination, an avant-garde aviation hub, and cutting-edge location for investment and business opportunities.
KwaZulu Natal Investment Opportunity Breakfast
McCormick Place Convention Center
23 September 2014
On the occasion of the 2014 World Routes Development Forum, the South African Consulate General in Chicago, in partnership with Trade & Investment KZN, hosted a KwaZulu-Natal Investment Opportunity Breakfast. MEC Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu, Durban Executive Mayor Mr. James Nxumalo, and Consul Economic Donnadelliah Maluleke opened the floor for a discussion on KwaZulu-Natal Province as an enticing investment destination for Chicagoland businesses.
Wine Tasting at Blue Crane Imports
October 1st, 2014
On October 1st, 2014, Chicago-based importer and distributor Blue Crane Imports hosted a South African Wine Tasting Event. Blue Crane Imports selected six wines from South African producer Catherine Marshall”s highly acclaimed range. Ms. Marshall was also in attendance, greeting guests and speaking about her line of wines from South Africa.
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Cassidy Theater at Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
• Screening of documentary Sifuna Okwethu (We Want What’s Ours)
• Filmmaker and author, Bernadette Atuahene, will discuss her work on land reform
• Panel discussion about land reform featuring South African Consul General Vuyiswa Tulelo, Chicago Activist Prexy Nesbitt, and Northwestern Professor Doug Foster
• Presentation by Andre Guichard, creator of book cover art
• Reception catered by Yassa African Restaurant
*Free and open to the public
Dinner provided for those who RSVP
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Co-sponsored by the South African Consulate, the IL Humanities Council, the Chicago-Kent Institute for Law and the Humanities, St. Sabina Church, and Gallery Guichard
The 4th Annual Trade and Investment Conference
25 – 26 November, 2014
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Trade & Investment South Africa and the Provincial Investment Promotion Agencies are preparing to host the South African International Trade & Investment Conference and Exhibition, themed The African Dialogue from 25 – 26 November, 2014 to be held in Gauteng.
This event is an absolutely essential marketing tool to direct attention to the abundant lucrative business prospects in South Africa and the rest of Africa. It will also provide an opportunity for South African and international organizations to forge relationships and form business linkages with key players and decision makers in strategically identified sectors.
The conference, exhibition and business matching meetings will serve as a platform to promote Africa as an attractive investment destination, especially in the current global economic environment. South Africa is one of the most advanced and promising emerging markets, not only on the African continent, but globally. The reason for this success is our unique combination of a highly developed economic infrastructure and a huge emerging market economy that has given rise to a strong entrepreneurial and dynamic investment environment.
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