Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho (May 24, 2018)

Location:  Ladybrand, South Africa. Event:  A planned protest in Ladybrand is scheduled for May 24, 2018.  Although, the exact location and timing is not known at this time, this protest has the potential of becoming violent based on previous experiences with similar protests in the past. An official notice has been sent to Ladybrand residents ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho (May 24, 2018)

Location:  Rustenburg, Swartuggens, and Zeerust in North West Province Event:  The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of ongoing protest activity in North West Province, specifically near the towns of Zeerust, Swartruggens and Rustenburg along the N4 highway.  Roads in the area have been blocked with stones and burning tires.  Residents in these ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location: Maseru Bridge Border Crossing and Sesoto National Stadium Event: The Embassy has received information from the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) and from local media reports stating that Maseru Bridge Border crossing will be closed on Monday April 2 due to protest by Lesotho taxi companies. There are reports that South African border officials ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens From U.S. Mission South Africa

The U.S. Mission informs U.S. citizens in South Africa that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) announced plans to embark upon a national strike on September 27, 2017 over State Capture and corruption. Planned deployments are outlined below. U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media prior to travel, avoid any reported conflict ...
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