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American Corner Cape Town Run by U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, this page features info about the United States and events at th The American Corner is run by the U.S.

American Corner, Cape Town brings the hippest speakers from the United States to South Africa – from rappers, to poets, coders and astronauts. The corner is filled with state-of-the-art digital tools like iPads, Chromebooks, MacBooks, digital cameras, video production equipment, and a full range of creative software. The space also features high-speed Wi-Fi, a professional sound recording studio,

American Corner, Cape Town brings the hippest speakers from the United States to South Africa – from rappers, to poets, coders and astronauts. The corner is filled with state-of-the-art digital tools like iPads, Chromebooks, MacBooks, digital cameras, video production equipment, and a full range of creative software. The space also features high-speed Wi-Fi, a professional sound recording studio,

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Please note!American Corner Cape Town is closed for general service to the public from 10 December 2022 and return for l...
13/12/2022

Please note!
American Corner Cape Town is closed for general service to the public from 10 December 2022 and return for light service 10 January 2023.

Programming will kick off full steam ahead February 2023.

Wi-Fi will be available to the general public/patrons in the Central Library over the time of the holidays..

13/12/2022


There are two ways of exerting one's“Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or ...
12/12/2022

There are two ways of exerting one's“Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

The White House sees the power of STEM, sending Deputy Assistant to the 🇺🇸President and Deputy Director of the WhiteHous...
09/12/2022

The White House sees the power of STEM, sending Deputy Assistant to the 🇺🇸President and Deputy Director of the WhiteHouse Office of Science and Technology Policy Alondra Nelson to 🇿🇦 She met with the students at COSAT in Khayelitsha, part of her visit to 🇿🇦 for the World Science Forum
We have the honour to host Dr. Nelson in the Western Cape.

Prudence Prins  is from the small town in the Local Government Overberg District Municipality Caledon in the  Western Ca...
09/12/2022

Prudence Prins is from the small town in the Local Government Overberg District Municipality Caledon in the Western Cape. She is currently participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP) in the United States and studying early childhood education at Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus .

The closing date to apply for the 2023 CCIP program closes on
9 December 2022 so click here and apply now! 👇
https://za.usembassy.gov/community-college-initiative-program/?_ga=2.15602932.357015172.1670500467-158053339.1636462273

09/12/2022

For enjoy the reading of Zikhethele in IsiXhosa by Nonkqubela Mcetywa, Assistant Librarian, Central Library, Cnr Darling & Parade Street, Cape Town.
Central Library, Cape Town City of Cape Town

US Consulate General Cape Town American Corner Pietermaritzburg Rosa Parks Library - Soweto , American Corner Mangaung , American Corner Westonaria Mae Jemison Science Reading Room , American Corner Pretoria American Corner Makers Valley U.S. Embassy Namibia , American Corner, The Gambia Mike Klink D-Boye Creatives Inc Darrel Leslie Boye-Quaye

Thanks to these creatives who joined us today for our last Canva for Entrepreneurs session for 2022, About 40+ participa...
07/12/2022

Thanks to these creatives who joined us today for our last Canva for Entrepreneurs session for 2022, About 40+ participants who joined us through all our sessions this year gained skills in Graphic Design, Editing Videos, Creating Portfolios, interactive presentations and establishing a brand and online presence using Canva..

See you all next year!

Mike Klink Darrel Leslie Boye-QuayeTheon Reilly Pather Dboye Live Classroom

In-Studio today Makerspace Live recording and content creation session with  working on his new album with support from ...
07/12/2022

In-Studio today Makerspace Live recording and content creation session with working on his new album with support from our Makerspace Team at the American Corner Cape Town

06/12/2022

For Zulfa Abrahams reads her poem: Emily's Lament at the American Corner Cape Town.

US Consulate General Cape Town American Corner Pietermaritzburg Rosa Parks Library - Soweto , American Corner Mangaung , American Corner Westonaria Mae Jemison Science Reading Room , American Corner Pretoria American Corner Makers Valley U.S. Embassy Namibia , American Corner, The Gambia Mike Klink D-Boye Creatives Inc

05/12/2022
TED TALK: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK

TED TALK: How we can end sexual harassment at work.
When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story -- and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. "We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back," Carlson says. "We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be."

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.― Booker T. Washington, Amer...
05/12/2022

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
― Booker T. Washington, American educator.

American Corner Pietermaritzburg Rosa Parks Library - Soweto American Corner Mangaung American Corner Westonaria Mae Jemison Science Reading Room , American Corner Pretoria American Corner Makers Valley US Consulate General Cape Town U.S. Embassy Namibia , American Corner, The Gambia

You are invited to Makerspace Live Screenings today at American Corner Cape Town.In commemoration of 16 days activism ag...
05/12/2022

You are invited to Makerspace Live Screenings today at American Corner Cape Town.

In commemoration of 16 days activism against GBV, we will be screening the following from 10:00 am - 3:00pm on site.

1. TED TALK: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK
When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story -- and identifies three specific things we can all do to create safer places to work. "We will no longer be underestimated, intimidated or set back," Carlson says. "We will stand up and speak up and have our voices heard. We will be the women we were meant to be."

2. Audrie & Daisy (1979, 1hr 54min):
This documentary tells the stories of two teenage girls who were
sexually assaulted by their supposed friends.

3. Hidden Figures (2016, 1hr 29min):
This biographical drama tells the inspirational story of three
female African-American mathematicians working for NASA.


Central Library, Cape Town   and Focal(Friends of Central Library) craft market starts today, with creative entrepreneur...
02/12/2022

Central Library, Cape Town and Focal(Friends of Central Library) craft market starts today, with creative entrepreneurs displaying all kinds of goods made from and materials, hand made designs and prints on clothing etc..Day 2 is tomorrow Dec 03 from 9am - 12pm and we still have a couple of stalls left for creatives looking to show off their products in fashion and design and get to make some sales.

South African creatives get  skills in Upcycle Climate Change Challenge. Use creativity to save the planet.  US Consulat...
02/12/2022

South African creatives get skills in Upcycle Climate Change Challenge. Use creativity to save the planet. US Consulate General Cape Town American Corner Cape Town Liberation Hub

Participants pitched their upcycled projects and each one received 6 months mentorship Liberation Hub, R10,000 Credit for tech services from Marketing Genius , Course Completion Certificate on Blockchain, the winner walked away with a cash prize of R30,000 and a brand new Apple Macbook Pro.

Judging criteria:
- Knowledge of upcycling and the role it plays in combating climate change.
- Practical understanding of Digital Economy
- Ready to access opportunities provided by the Digital Economy
- Have a proper plan forward for their product or art.
- Knowledge in basics of storytelling, and fine tuning their presentation skills
- Understand and be able to leverage critical problem solving skills (design thinking)
- Access markets for their products.

The U.S. government’s theme for  is Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV, which emphasizes account...
01/12/2022

The U.S. government’s theme for is Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV, which emphasizes accountability and action. This theme echoes the Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat worldwide by addressing health disparities in communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and monkeypox.
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Reminder! Join us tomorrow from 10 am SAST to learn the basics of how to use Canva to create a simple website for your b...
29/11/2022

Reminder! Join us tomorrow from 10 am SAST to learn the basics of how to use Canva to create a simple website for your business.

Hosted by the American Corner Cape Town, Makerspace Executive Producer Darrel Leslie Boye-Quaye

Date: Nov 30, 2022
Time: 10:00am SAST. (Beginners)
11:00am SAST (Intermediate)

Venue: (Hybrid) In-person at American Corner Cape Town and Virtual on Zoom.
Participants will be required to dedicate at least 2 hours (incl. 30 mins break) to stay online via zoom or in person at the American Corner.

register here:
https://bit.ly/3in3Yos

“You don't have to be smart, you don't have to be beautiful, all you have to do is be yourself" - Richard Pryor, America...
28/11/2022

“You don't have to be smart, you don't have to be beautiful, all you have to do is be yourself" - Richard Pryor, American comedian.

Join us for EducationUSA Webinar: "Morgan Open House session"Date: Dec 01, 2022Time: 2:00pm SAST / 7:00am EST.Venue: In-...
27/11/2022

Join us for EducationUSA Webinar: "Morgan Open House session"

Date: Dec 01, 2022
Time: 2:00pm SAST / 7:00am EST.
Venue: In-Person at American Corner Cape Town and virtual on Zoom/Facebook.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3u3IE9N

Speaker:
Dr. Yacob Astatke
Assistant VP for International Affairs
Morgan State University.

Dr. Yacob Astatke will be embarking on this recruitment to assist our local high schools and universities to benefit from the study and scholarship opportunities at Morgan State University and will share about studying in the State of Maryland in general.

Dr. Yacob Astatke currently serves as the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for International Affairs at Morgan State University (MSU), a position he has held since July 2017. As the AVP he plays a key role in the implementation of the “Morgan Global” initiative as part for Morgan’s new 10 year strategic plan (2021-2030). Goal#6 of the new 10 year strategic plan is entitled “Accelerate Global Education Initiatives and Expand the University’s International Footprint ” by enabling it to open and operate “satellite campuses” in key locations around the world. In addition, the Division of International Affairs (DIA) played a crucial role in the signing of a major partnership with the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) of Nigeria that has brought more than 100 Ph.D. students and post-doctoral scholars to Morgan since September 2020. As such, the DIA is actively seeking to grow Morgan’s relationships and partnerships with universities and public/private organizations around the world in line with our strategic plan of “Growing the Future, and Leading the World.”

Please have all your questions ready!

Register here: https://bit.ly/3u3IE9N

Africa's Top International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is Popping-Up in  this holiday season. ONEOFEACH Miss  Tamb...
25/11/2022

Africa's Top International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is Popping-Up in this holiday season. ONEOFEACH Miss Tamburai Chirume is spreading in the showcasing the latest designs for Spring/Summer 2023
Proof that the US/SA investment partnership is strong and constantly growing. The U.S. Department of State USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment hub is laying the path for greater investments for Africa.

24/11/2022

Happy Thanksgiving

JOURNALISTS: Join our digital press briefing with U.S. Department of State: Bureau of African Affairs DAS Robert  Scott ...
24/11/2022

JOURNALISTS: Join our digital press briefing with U.S. Department of State: Bureau of African Affairs DAS Robert Scott and Senior Advisor Dana Banks to discuss the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit’s agenda to strengthen U.S.-Africa relations and highlight the U.S. commitment to the African continent. Details: http://ow.ly/bHQS50LI1rI

From South Africa 🇿🇦 ➡️ 🇺🇸 ➡️ 🇶🇦 to the World 🌍! Super proud of Community College Initiative Program alumni  Bilqees Mom...
24/11/2022

From South Africa 🇿🇦 ➡️ 🇺🇸 ➡️ 🇶🇦 to the World 🌍! Super proud of Community College Initiative Program alumni Bilqees Momath. In 2021 she completed the Community College Initiative Program in College of DuPage in the 🇺🇸, majoring in culinary arts. Today she is flying the 🇿🇦 flag as a Pastry Chef for Marriott Hotels at the !

23/11/2022

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Our Makerspace Live class: Learn the basics of how to use Canva to create and edit videos for entrepreneurs continues to...
22/11/2022

Our Makerspace Live class: Learn the basics of how to use Canva to create and edit videos for entrepreneurs continues tomorrow.

Hosted by the American Corner Cape Town , Makerspace Executive Producer Darrel Leslie Boye-Quaye

Date: Nov 23, 2022
Time: 11:00am SAST.

Venue: (Hybrid) American Corner Cape Town and Zoom.

Participants will be required to dedicate at least 2 hours (incl. 30 mins break) to stay online via zoom or in person at the American Corner Cape Town

Register below:
https://bit.ly/3UVSUg5

As we celebrate the last few days of entrepreneurship month, we invite you to make use of the resources at the American ...
22/11/2022

As we celebrate the last few days of entrepreneurship month, we invite you to make use of the resources at the American Corner Cape Town, we have free wifi and allow access to laptops, Entrepreneurship development content and lots of training material available to small business and pre start ups all for free.. please email [email protected] to query on booking your support needs based upon our calendar.

“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.”― Meryl Streep
21/11/2022

“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.”
― Meryl Streep

18/11/2022

Attention Patrons!!
Special Africana Sale At Friends of Central Library Bookshop now on!!

17/11/2022
EducationUSA Webinar: What Matters Most when applying to study in the U.S.?

For International Education Week join us for EducationUSA Information Session Webinar: What Matters Most when applying to study in the U.S.?

Presented by: Dr. Alice AK King
EducationUSA Adviser & Outreach Specialist
U.S. Consulate general Cape Town, South Africa.

Date: Nov 17, 2022
Time: 4pm SAST / 10am EDT

Good day all as the American Corner Cape Town is prioritizing the safety of staff and patrons on Monday and Tuesday we w...
17/11/2022

Good day all as the American Corner Cape Town is prioritizing the safety of staff and patrons on Monday and Tuesday we will not be open to the public. Please email [email protected] if you have any queries.

For International Education Week join us for EducationUSA Information Session Webinar: What Matters Most when applying t...
16/11/2022

For International Education Week join us for EducationUSA Information Session Webinar: What Matters Most when applying to study in the U.S.?

Presented by: Dr. Alice AK King
EducationUSA Adviser & Outreach Specialist
U.S. Consulate general Cape Town, South Africa.

Date: Nov 17, 2022
Time: 4pm SAST / 10am EDT

Register here: https://bit.ly/3EBajFb

Photos from US Consulate General Cape Town's post
15/11/2022

Photos from US Consulate General Cape Town's post

15/11/2022

MentorTalks: Making it in the Marvel Universe with Shehzil Malik

On Wednesday, November 16 at 9:00 a.m. ET (4pm South Africa Time), join us for a special, mini episode of and find out the story behind Shehzil’s journey into the Marvel universe, how she uses illustration to inspire social and political change in her home country, and why more creators should take a chance and apply for a Fulbright Scholarship.

Watch it on facebook.com/internationalexchangealumni or youtu.be/mOLLxmXsRfs

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Cape Town/Chicago: R30350
Card payments incur a fee
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