An Introduction to Dr. Nancy Knight, and a Farewell

Nancy Knight, Country Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) South Africa, is departing after almost five years in the country to take up her new position as Director for the Division of Global Health Protection in the Center for Global Health in Atlanta, Georgia.

During her time in South Africa, she focused...
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Just some awesome African Talent being recognised in a MAJOR way
Just some awesome African Talent being recognised in a MAJOR way

An African Player Reaches the Majors

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To Dream the Possible Dream
"If you work hard enough and dream a little bit, anything is possible," says South Africa's Gift Ngoepe, on becoming the first African player to reach Major League Baseball (MLB).
“It’s a dream come true for me because it’s been my dream since I was a 10-year-old boy, but it also means so much to the people of South Africa and baseball in Africa”

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To Dream the Possible Dream If you work hard enough and dream

An African Player Reaches the Majors

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04/27/2017 at 09:40. Facebook
We'd like to share this message with all our South African friends.

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON
South Africa National Day
April 27, 2017
On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate all South Africans as you observe the 23rd anniversary of Freedom Day.
On this day commemorating your first democratic elections, we reflect on South Africa’s legacy of...
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04/26/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
#JazzAppreciationMonth It's now 100yrs and one day since the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, but even though we're a day late for her birthday, there's still time to visit to this virtual exhibition of her jazz life.
JazzAppreciationMonth Its now 100yrs and one day since the birth of Ella
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#Women20 #WomeninSTEM

Germany is hosting the Women20 (W20) Summit this April - a G20 initiative with the objective of reducing the gender employment gap by 25 percent by 2025 (“25 by 25”). It is being attended by high ranking women which include Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ivanka Trump.

Deutsche Welle (Germany's international news agency) is covering the event, and has highlighted women...
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Changing girls lives through code | Wo+men | DW.COM | 18.04.2017

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04/25/2017 at 14:59. Facebook
End Malaria For Good
World Malaria Day spotlights the global effort to control malaria. Each year on April 25, organizations around the world unite to celebrate success, and highlight the need for continued investment and commitment for malaria prevention and control.
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) works to #EndMalaria. With PMI support, hundreds of millions of people have benefited...
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End Malaria For Good World Malaria Day spotlights the global effort to
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#WorldMalariaDay

Today is World Malaria Day and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2015, 429,000 people died from the disease.

However, we are making progress. Worldwide, new malaria cases fell by 21 percent in a recent five-year period, thanks in large part to more communities using insecticide-treated nets and spraying indoors to kill the mosquitoes that cause malaria.

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04/24/2017 at 14:38. Facebook
#JazzAppreciationMonth In the NPR 'Tiny Desk' studio after completing her U.S. tour, 21 year old Tash Sultana seems to fuse all sorts of musical influences into a unique sound and performance. Jazz purists might raise eyebrows at her inclusion, with her rather simple and repetitious loops, electronics, and jazz inflected vocals, but think of Mile's pioneering 'In a Silent Way' when listening...
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JazzAppreciationMonth In the NPR Tiny Desk studio after completing her US tour

Tash Sultana: Tiny Desk Concert

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#MondayMotivation
National Geographic interviews anthropologist Augustín Fuentes about his new book, The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional. He shows that the great drivers of human progress have been creativity and cooperation, and that many of the things we believe about ourselves - religion, gender, marriage, race, war, violence (and even our relationship with dogs) -...
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MondayMotivation National Geographic interviews anthropologist Augustín Fuentes

How Creativity Drives Human Evolution

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On April 20, U.S. Consul General Christopher Rowan, from the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, hosted a reception to officially re-open the Consulate’s Rosa Parks Library & Innovation Studio in Soweto (Rosa Parks Library - Soweto) following a nearly four-month refurbishment project. At the reception, the Consul General reflected on the library’s more than 40 years of impact on Soweto’s...
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On April 20 US Consul General Christopher Rowan from the US Consulate
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04/23/2017 at 07:59. Facebook
Today is the UN's English Language Day - a day to celebrate multilinguism (each UN language has a day), cultural diversity, and, of course, English! We wish everyone in South Africa who is studying English all the best for their studies, and we remind English teachers that our RELO Southern Africa office offers tons of resources to help you teach. You can find some of those resources here: [...
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Today is the UNs English Language Day a day to celebrate multilinguism
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#EarthDay2017 - A growing body of research suggests that exposure to nature increases mental and physical energy, makes people more generous and cooperative, boosts the immune system, reduces stress, and lowers blood pressure - And this can be done in cities, according to National Geographic's Daniel Raven-Ellison, who uses London as an unlikely model.
EarthDay2017 A growing body of research suggests that exposure to nature increases

One Man’s Plan to Transform a Major City Into a National Park

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#EarthDay2017 The scimitar-horned oryx — a desert animal with distinctive long, straight horns — once roamed from Mauritania and Morocco in the West to Egypt and Sudan in the East. This herding antelope went extinct in the wild in the 1980s due to unregulated hunting, drought and habitat loss. An estimated 6,000 live in captivity.
EarthDay2017 The scimitarhorned oryx a desert animal with distinctive long straight horns

Rare antelopes return to Africa | ShareAmerica

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04/22/2017 at 06:16. Facebook
Happy #EarthDay2017! Here are a few simple things that we can all do today to respect our planet...
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#EarthDay2017 No plans for Friday Night? Join ShareAmerica for a webchat with three people who capture data and images of our planet - images that influence and motivate people to protect our environment. Starting 9:00 pm SAST.
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April 21: Webchat on views of Earth for Earth Day | ShareAmerica

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Helping you swing into your weekend modality with a wonderful jazz voice. Enjoy this #JazzAppreciationMonth profile and the music of Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Helping you swing into your weekend modality with a wonderful jazz voice

Cécile McLorin Salvant evokes a century of jazz | ShareAmerica

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Building an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs in South Africa

The American Corner in Pretoria was buzzing today with the excitement generated by 55 South African young entrepreneurs who joined us for the launch of a terrific new collaboration with Speak Afrika and Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA): “Desert Start-up Bootcamp” Tshwane. Chosen from nearly 180 applicants, these...
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Building an Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs in South Africa
South African Professor is One of the Most Influential People in the World
Professor Glenda Gray, the first woman to head up the SA Medical Research Council as president, has been named as one of the most influential people in the world by the U.S. TIME magazine.
Prof Glenda Gray is a pioneer in HIV research and has helped reduce mother-to-child transmission significantly. This associate...
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South African Professor is One of the Most Influential People in the World

Glenda Gray: The World’s 100 Most Influential People

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