South Africa

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Locally-sourced protective masks donated to South Africa

12:00 AM4/25/2020
The U.S Embassy in South Africa provided 12,400 protective masks to the South African National Defence Force’s military health to enhance efforts in combating COVID-19.
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DoD supports African partner nations in multiple ways

12:00 AM5/1/2020
AFRICOM continues to work closely with African partners to for capacity-building programs, security assistance, military equipment sales, education and exercises.
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U.S. Embassy delivers medical equipment to the Kingdom of Eswatini

10:40 AM6/8/2020
Department of Defense militry personnel assigned to the U.S. embassies in South Afrrica and the Kingdom of Eswatini transfer medical protective equipment across the two nation's border in Osheok on June 3, 2020. This funding builds on investments in Eswatini to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, control tuberculosis and malaria, and build capacity to respond to other public health threats. ( U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Al Phillips.)
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Donation equips Eswatini Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19

10:40 AM6/8/2020
Department of Defense militry personnel assigned to the U.S. embassies in South Afrrica and the Kingdom of Eswatini transfer medical protective equipment across the two nation's border in Osheok on June 3, 2020. This funding builds on investments in Eswatini to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, control tuberculosis and malaria, and build capacity to respond to other public health threats. ( U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Al Phillips.)
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Donation equips Eswatini Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19

10:40 AM6/8/2020
U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation Chief, Lt. Col. Darrick Mosley, and Kingdom of Eswatini Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Dr. Simon Zwane pose with members of the ministry and U.S. embassy personnel from South Africa and Eswatini at the South African and Eswatini border after transferring medical protective equipment on June 3, 2020. ( U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Al Phillips.)
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Donation equips Eswatini Ministry of Health to combat COVID-19

10:40 AM6/8/2020
The equipment includes 11,250 plastic face shields, 12,400 filtering facepiece masks, and 256 infrared thermometers.
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Medical equipment donated to Lesotho at border station

10:30 AM6/26/2020
Department of Defense personnel assigned to the South African embassy delivered 12,000 medical grade face masks, 11,000 face shields and 256 thermometers to their counterparts from the U.S. embassy in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

12:00 AM8/15/2020
“The contributions of critical personal protective equipment and supplies help South Africa and reflect our commitment to partnership in Africa."
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

3:35 PM8/14/2020
Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load COVID-19 personal protection equipment onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. Airmen from the 721st APS worked with the 37th Airlift Squadron to ensure the safe transport of personal protection equipment to South Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

3:37 PM8/14/2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Clark, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a cargo loader at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. Ramstein Airmen transported COVID-19 personal protection equipment purchased by U.S. Africa Command to South Africa. The supplies included N-95 masks, gloves, gowns, and sanitizer. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

3:37 PM8/14/2020
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Clark, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides COVID-19 personal protection equipment onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. The medical supplies will be taken to South Africa to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts. U.S. Africa Command sourced the $300k worth of personal protection equipment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

3:48 PM8/14/2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dustin Franks, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reviews paperwork on the back of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. The aircraft transported personal protection equipment that will benefit the South African public health sector in response to COVID-19. The U.S. remains committed to its long standing relationship with South Africa through humanitarian relief efforts to advance peace and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

3:49 PM8/14/2020
Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load COVID-19 personal protection equipment onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. Airmen from the 721st APS worked with the 37th Airlift Squadron to ensure the safe transport of personal protection equipment to South Africa. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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U.S. donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African Health Services

4:13 PM8/14/2020
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dustin Franks, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, reviews paperwork on the back of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 13, 2020. The aircraft transported personal protection equipment that will benefit the South African public health sector in response to COVID-19. The U.S. remains committed to its long standing relationship with South Africa through humanitarian relief efforts to advance peace and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons)
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Nations of the African Outbreak Response Alliance conclude series of virtual symposiums on healthcare, COVID19 response

10:38 AM10/14/2020
Topics included threats and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment, best practices in prevention and response to COVID-19, biosecurity threat reduction, and disease management during COVID-19.
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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, Craig Cloud ( second from right) poses with Peggy Surame, Botswana’s Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry ( second from left) and Assistant Minister of Presidential Affairs Dumizweni Mthimkhula (center) during an official ceremony to mark the handover of medical equipment from the United States to Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana, on August 27, 2020. Also pictured are U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ravi Balaram and Lt. Col. Robert Hammack. The most recent transfer of medical equipment from the U.S. to Botswana took place on Sept. 23.
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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
Army Lt. Col. Robert Hammack, the Office of Security Cooperation chief at the U.S. Embassy in Botswana, loads medical equipment being donated by the United States at the border crossing between Botswana and South Africa on Sept. 23, 2020.
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Final installment of donated medical equipment reaches Namibia, Botswana

4:09 PM11/12/2020
The latest donation completes a $100 million Namibian dollars ($6.71 million US) donation of medical equipment to Namibia announced this spring.
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The field hospital was donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
Air Force Lt. Col. Darrick Mosley (3rd from left), the chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, is joined by Dr. Norman Masilo Mabote (2nd from left), the acting senior clinical manager of Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, and Dr. Jody Mbuilu (left), head of emergency and family medicine and coordinator of COVID-19 treatment at Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, along with other staff members as the field hospital donated through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance program goes online. (U.S. Embassy photo.)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The interior ward of the field hospital donated to the South African Minitry of Health by through U.S. Africa Command's Humanitarian Assistance program and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The interior ward of the field hospital donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:10 PM11/18/2020
The hospital can operate autonomously and is equipped with eight air conditioning units equipped with high efficiency particulate air filtration and ultraviolet light scrubber systems to control infections.
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Donation of 40-bed field hospital supports South Africa's COVID-19 response

4:29 PM11/18/2020
The field hospital was donated to the South African Ministry of Health through U.S. Africa Command Humanitarian Assistance funds and erected in Maheking, in South Africa's Northwest Province. (U.S. Embassy photo)
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:10 AM2/23/2021
The USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is the second U.S. ship to stop in Cape Town in the last 12 months. The USS Carney had a port visit with public events in Seychelles just before coming to Cape Town in March of 2020.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:19 AM2/23/2021
During a previously scheduled port visit the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams pulls into the Cape Town harbor, South Africa, Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:21 AM2/23/2021
Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft Handling) Hector Amador observes the coastline of Cape Town while on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams during a previously scheduled port visit to South Africa on Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:23 AM2/23/2021
Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Chamberas observes the coastline of Cape Town while on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams during a previously scheduled port visit to South Africa on Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:26 AM2/23/2021
During a previously scheduled port visit the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams pulls into the Cape Town harbor of South Africa on Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:27 AM2/23/2021
Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Kalynn Fitzgerald observes the coastline of Cape Town while on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams during a previously scheduled port visit to South Africa on Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Cape Town to strengthen bilateral ties

8:34 AM2/23/2021
Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) 2nd Class Kalynn Fitzgerald observes the coastline of Cape Town while on board the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams during a previously scheduled port visit to South Africa on Feb. 20, 2021. Hershel Williams is operating in U.S. Sixth Fleet to conduct interoperability training and building strategic partnerships with their African partners.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Cape Town to Strengthen Partnerships

12:00 AM9/25/2021
Hershel “Woody” Williams previously visited Cape Town in February to resupply fuel and promote maritime security through a persistent presence in African waters.
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NAVAF Leaders Promote Gender Cooperation with South African Partners

11:42 AM10/8/2021
The event was an introductory forum to share ideas on increasing women participation in the security sector and important areas for human rights development. WPS is a critical way to engage with local communities to build relationships, and gain local knowledge and insight.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa

9:56 AM10/14/2021
During the scheduled port visit, Hershel “Woody” Williams completed a 14-day maintenance period in Cape Town’s Cruise Terminal. The ship received preventative and preservative repairs to the flight deck safety nets, mission deck, freeboard and superstructure, as well as the insulation and lighting fixtures.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa

10:55 AM10/14/2021
Information System Technician 2nd Class Nathan A. Milca, right, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Drake W. Childers perform annual maintenance on the forward house antennae aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams while moored in Cape Town, South Africa, for a regularly scheduled maintenance period, Oct. 5, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, First ESB to Complete Voyage Repair in South Africa

11:04 AM10/14/2021
Information System Technician 2nd Class Nathan A. Milca, right, and Electronics Technician 2nd Class Drake W. Childers perform annual maintenance on the forward house antennae aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams while moored in Cape Town, South Africa, for a regularly scheduled maintenance period, Oct. 5, 2021. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.
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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana to advance mutual security interests

9:43 AM11/24/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, meets with Lt. Gen. Lindile Yam, Chief of Staff of the South African National Defence Force, in Pretoria, South Africa, on Nov. 18 as part of a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region from Nov. 17-23. “South Africa is a key partner of U.S. Africa Command and a regional leader whose contributions to regional security advance our mutual interests for a stable, secure and prosperous Africa,” Townsend said.
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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana to advance mutual security interests

9:43 AM11/24/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, arrives in South Africa on Nov. 18 as part of a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region from Nov. 17-23. “South Africa is a key partner of U.S. Africa Command and a regional leader whose contributions to regional security advance our mutual interests for a stable, secure and prosperous Africa,” Townsend said.
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Gen. Townsend visits Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana to advance mutual security interests

9:43 AM11/24/2021
U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, arrives in South Africa on Nov. 18 as part of a multi-country trip to the Southern Africa region from Nov. 17-23. “South Africa is a key partner of U.S. Africa Command and a regional leader whose contributions to regional security advance our mutual interests for a stable, secure and prosperous Africa,” Townsend said.
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