Water improves the quality of life for the world’s poorest people.
#WWD2017 #WorldWaterDay

World Water Day: Clean water, better lives | ShareAmerica

South African student Tumelo Mosweu is in the U.S. on our Community College Initiative Program where is studying at a college in Boston for the current academic year.

He also has had the opportunity of internship at City Year, an education-focused organization that aims to serve high-need urban schools by offering support to help students graduate high school and prepare for their...
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Tumelo’s CCI Internship Experience: City Year Boston and Beyond


Imagine not having access to clean water? For 663 million this is the reality that they face, and the impacts are devastating.

In developing countries, nearly 80 percent of illnesses are linked to poor water quality, and children miss 443 million school days annually because of water-related disease.

But scientists and businesses are collaborating to do something about...
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Tapping science and business for clean water | ShareAmerica

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This week is the start of South African National Library Week and we celebrate it with taking a look at the impact of book on our lives.

Here is a snippet of the books hat have meant the most to five prominent people.

Share with us what book had an impact on your life!

Influential people and books that influenced them | ShareAmerica

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03/20/2017 at 10:18. Facebook
Our #MondayMotivation article, and a question - What is the South African fascination with crossing oceans on unusual craft?

Surfer Becomes First to Cross the Atlantic on a Paddleboard

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Crème de la “Kreme”: American-style pastries come to Durban

Iconic U.S. doughnut brand Krispy Kreme Doughnuts officially launched its first outlet in Durban with a March 13 gala opening at Gateway Mall #KrispyKremeGateway. Durban’s U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm and representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service were on hand to sample the tasty...
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A fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in is the YALI Network online course: Understanding Renewable Energy. Register for that now at: yali.state.gov/green.

If you are in Pretoria, At our American Corner on Wednesday March 22, 2pm, we will me hosting energy experts who will conduct talks about renewable energy and how you can make an impact. For more info visit:...
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How will we get to Mars?

On Tuesday, March 14, former NASA Deputy Chief Technologist Jim Adams, theoretical physicist and aspiring Martian Dr. Adriana Marais, and Wits University Professor David Block held a panel discussion at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre titled “Mars: How Are We Going to Get There?” The program was part of the Centre’s Speak2aScientist series, which brings experts in...
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KZN-U.S. Poultry Partnership Part 2: We’re Still Crowing!

Let’s talk about expanding the poultry market. Today, our Chargé d’ Affaires Jessye Lapenn and Consul General Frances Chisholm visited the KZN Poultry Institute ( to see how our Fulbright Specialist, University of Georgia poultry expert Professor Michael Lacy, is working with 30 emerging poultry farmers and extension officers.

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Our U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is calling for innovative proposals for improving the effectiveness of health product supply chains.

Ensuring Effective Supply Chains: A Grand Challenge for Development

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Life on Mars? NASA Scientist Considers the Possibility!

We have had a great week hosting former senior NASA executive Jim Adams here in South Africa. Recently retired from NASA, Mr. Adams @nasajim has more than 35 years of aerospace engineering experience. He spoke with rapt audiences across South Africa, where young and old alike enjoyed standing-room-only lectures during which he took...
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KZN Paralympian Touches Down in U.S.
This past weekend, Siphamandla Gumbi – Paralympian, ace wheelchair basketballer, and professional mobility consultant from Durban’s Chatsworth neighborhood – arrived in the United States to participate in the “Sport for Community” Global Sports Mentoring Program (S4C). This initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to promote access and...
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Coca-Cola South Africa (CCBSA) is doing its bit to help budding entrepreneurs with an initiative called 'Grow my Business.'

The initiative consists of a one-day free training session where business owners get a better understanding of what a successful outlet and outlet owner looks like, in turn making the necessary changes to ensure profitability.

This is according to Nadine Warwick, CCBSA...
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Coca-Cola empowers spaza shop owners | The New Age


Want to give back to your community? #AEIF2017 grants for #ExchangeAlumni public service projects can help! The AEIF competition ends on March 30, so gather your alumni teams and apply for funding today: [ State.gov Link ]

Last year's winner was Megan Blair, the founder of Blue Door Early Childhood Education. Here's her project...

"Blue Door is working to develop a game-based...
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Women of KZN Roar!

To mark International Women’s Day , Durban’s U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a dinner for twenty staff, alumnae, and students from prestigious Inanda Seminary -- an independent girls' secondary school founded 148 years ago in Inanda township. Distinguished Inanda alumnae from the private sector, academia, civil society, and the health sector gathered to...
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#MentoringWalkSA – waking up early on a weekend is never easy. But it was so worth it to join Saturday’s worldwide movement of 75 #MentoringWalks organized through Vital Voices! More than 20,000 women around the world, including hundreds here in South Africa, joined the call to for mentors and mentees to come together to walk in their towns and cities, sharing challenges and solutions to...
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KZN Youth Band to Compete in New York Festival

Consulate General Durban congratulates the KZN Youth Wind Band KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band (KZNYWB), which will compete at the New York Symphonic Band Festival & Competition at New York City’s Carnegie Hall today, March 14.

One of South Africa’s premier youth ensembles, the KZNYWB is made up of young musicians between the ages of 13 and 25...
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Our Assistant Secretary of State, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, headed the division in the State Department focusing on the development and management of US policy concerning Africa.
Friday was her last day in that position, and she delivered her farewell in which she reviewed progress and looked to the continuation of US-Africa relations.
Do take some time to...
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Africa’s Place on the World Stage