USTDA Expands Affordable Internet Access in South Africa, Creates New U.S. Export Opportunities

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that will help improve internet access for rural and semi-rural areas in South Africa through the use of American TV white space (TVWS) technologies. The pilot sites will be in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, and in Mpumalanga.

“This grant demonstrates USTDA’s continuing commitment to developing quality and affordable ICT infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s Acting Director. Continue reading “USTDA Expands Affordable Internet Access in South Africa, Creates New U.S. Export Opportunities”

US Consulate gives local teachers and pupils a boost

By  BULELWA PAYI

Overcrowded classrooms, a lack of resources, teaching pupils who are experiencing trauma and handling diversity – these are some of the challenges facing teachers. But a partnership between the US and South Africa aims to find effective techniques to improve the quality of education and learning.

The US Consulate in partnership with the Central Library and the American Corner hosted an event for education policy makers and teachers in the province. Continue reading “US Consulate gives local teachers and pupils a boost”

The US has opened one of its most popular study programmes to South Africans – these are the awesome perks

The US Embassy to South Africa has opened 2020/2021 applications to its Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

The fellowship offers mid-career professionals an opportunity to spend up to one year in the United States participating in non-degree graduate-level study and leadership development seminars. Continue reading “The US has opened one of its most popular study programmes to South Africans – these are the awesome perks”

Veterinarian team from the Dallas Zoo travels to South Africa to save thousands of flamingos

A team of veterinarians from the Dallas Zoo is back in north Texas after a remarkable mission to save thousands of flamingos in South Africa. The flamingos still hatching were abandoned by their parents during extreme drought conditions.

So why did Texans help lead the charge to save the animals?

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American wins award for book on African wildlife politics

By Emmanuel Koro

As the politics of African wildlife continues to play a major role in ongoing media debates, some Western writers are using the subject to help educate the public on the possibility that racism is impacting on much of what is proposed by the West.

Last week, Godfrey Harris won recognition for his hilarious and educative book “Credit the Crocodile” (2017). The book was selected as a finalist for the Book Excellence Award, which is sponsored by Canadians. Harris is an American author and a keen follower of African wildlife politics. Continue reading “American wins award for book on African wildlife politics”

JetSet | Want to save wildlife? Visit Africa, expert says

By Amy Cherry

Mark Tennant is one of Africa’s most talented private wildlife guides, founding Journey Wild. It took 15 years with the wildlife, but he’s been kissed by a cheetah while filming his television show Mad Mike and Mark that aired internationally on Discovery’s Animal Planet. The experience was featured on Carte Blanche, a South African investigative journalism television series, and posted to YouTube. Continue reading “JetSet | Want to save wildlife? Visit Africa, expert says”

23 SA students receive scholarships to study in USA

A Fulbright alumna spoke about the impact of the programme and how her time at Georgetown University shaped her life and career.

The Embassy of the United States said on Tuesday that 23 South Africans had received prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue master’s, PhD, and non-degree research and studies in the US.

The embassy spokesperson, Liza Smith said: “Six students will be reading for their master’s degrees in fields ranging from law and engineering to education and gender studies.

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Studying in South Africa was experience of a lifetime for Florida A&M University law student

From visiting a revolutionary leader’s prison cell to going on a fascinating safari ride in South Africa, the summer of 2018 was one Carline Geneus will never forget. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law student enjoyed her opportunity to study law aboard in Cape Town, South Africa.  Continue reading “Studying in South Africa was experience of a lifetime for Florida A&M University law student”

NY Air National Guard fire fighters meet South African counterparts in State Partnership Program exchange

Four senior New York Air National Guard firefighters spent April 29 to May 5 in Cape Town to learn from, and share their experiences with, firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.

The four members of the 106th Rescue Wing– Master Sgt. Brian Cavanagh, Master Sgt. Fredric Pravato, Staff Sgt. Robert Despres Jr., and Staff Sgt. Joshua Lebenns—are based at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach on Long Island. Continue reading “NY Air National Guard fire fighters meet South African counterparts in State Partnership Program exchange”

Michigan football South Africa teaches kids to play video

By: Isaiah Hole

When Michigan makes its annual international excursions, it’s an opportunity for the traveling players to gain an unparalleled educational experience, to learn about a country and a culture that they might had been able to otherwise.

But the team isn’t the only party who’s receiving an educational experience on its trip to South Africa.

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