Security Alert: U.S. Embassy South Africa – Possible Attack

U.S. Embassy Gaborone

October 27, 2022

Location: South Africa

Event:  The U.S. government has received information that terrorists may be planning to conduct an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29 October 2022. There is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack. The U.S. Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022.


U.S. Embassy Gaborone

+267 373-2222

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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U.S. Embassy Gaborone

Embassy Drive, Government Enclave, Gaborone, Botswana

P.O. Box 90 Gaborone, Botswana

Tel: (+267) 373-2201

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