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.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, February 14, 7pm & 9:30pm
Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela – 20 Years of Freedom Tour
Friday, February 27, 7pm & 10pm
The International Media Concierge will be inspiring screenwriters, producers, directors, and filmmakers to use South Africa as a new region for their future projects. For further details please click here.
South African Comedian, Trevor Noah, is coming to Chicago to perform at UP Comedy Club. As a recently hired contributor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah showcases his comedic and cultural flare in everything he does. As a South African native, Trevor has hosted several awards shows and comedy festivals as well as his own late night talk show. Trevor Noah will be performing at UP comedy club from the 16-18 January 2015, with both 8:00pm and 10:30pm showings. Information on tickets can be found at: http://upcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=359931&cart
Join the South African Consulate as we welcome him to Chicago!
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.