Amazing Mpumulanga!

Our Chargé d’Affaires, Jessye Lapenn, visited Mpumalanga this week to check out projects funded by the U.S. Government and spend time with alumni of our exchange programs.

First stop was Bhubezi Health Community Centre, which receives funding from The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development, where she...
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Amazing Mpumulanga Our Chargé dAffaires Jessye Lapenn visited Mpumalanga this week to
Just one example of volunteerism in the U.S. during this holy month.
Just one example of volunteerism in the US during this holy month

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Meet our #MWF2017 cohort who are exploring Mid West USA! Fellows are in their first week of their 3 month challenging yet fulfilling journey of leadership.

Find out more about MWF and our other exchange programs at: [ Usembassy.gov Link ]

To learn more about Miyelani, Thobekile, Tashwill, Jonathan and Msizi - read their full bios below.

Miyelani is a natural scientist working as a Manager...
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Meet our MWF2017 cohort who are exploring Mid West USA Fellows are
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Meet our #MWF2017 cohort that is settling well in South East USA! Fellows are now a week into their 3 month challenging yet fulfilling journey of leadership.

Find out more about MWF and our other exchange programs at: [ Usembassy.gov Link ]

To learn more about Anneke, Siviwe, Usanda, Sally and Landa - read their full bios below.

Anneke is the Assistant Director within the Western Cape...
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We are proud the United States is sponsoring this study, which has the potential to impact the lives of so many of South Africa’s teachers and students! Through USAID Southern Africa we are delighted to partner with Wits - University of the Witwatersrand , Mpumalanga Department of Education and Department of Basic Education in Mpumalanga Province to provide teacher training, materials and...
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We are proud the United States is sponsoring this study which has
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Meet our #MWF2017 cohort that is heading to South West United States! Fellows will be departing from all over South Africa today to kick off their 3 month challenging yet fulfilling journey of leadership.

To learn more about Terry, Kayan, Khanya, Shaakira and Steven - read their full bios below.

Terry has over 13 years of experience in the entrepreneurship development sector, with specific...
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Meet our MWF2017 cohort that is heading to South West United States
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Combatting Food Insecurity in Africa with Indigenous Crops:
Diversifying global food sources with indigenous crops (known as 'orphan crops') can be a vital tool in combating food and nutrition insecurity that are worsened by global climate change. Orphan crops have the ability to battle a range of stresses like droughts and extreme temperature.
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Combatting Food Insecurity in Africa with Indigenous Crops:

Africa must re-adopt its orphan crops in the face of a changing environment

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#MondayMotivation Recently, Kgaogelo - an alumna of our Community College Initiative Program - visited our Mae Jemison Science Reading Room in her hometown of Mamelodi to tell students more about the program and her experiences in the U.S. Here's her story...
MondayMotivation Recently Kgaogelo an alumna of our Community College Initiative
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Inviting young African leaders in business and entrepreneurship, civic organizations, public administration and government to apply for this program - but do not delay, just a few days before the deadline!
MondayMotivation Inviting young African leaders in business and entrepreneurship
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A #YouthMonth retrospective. What issues and challenges did the youth of 50 years back face, in 1967?
Country Joe McDonald tells it like it is ... or was.

"We had had enough. We couldn't stand it anymore. We weren't going to do what the status quo asked us to do. I grew up with a T-shirt with nothing on it. There was, like, one haircut for men. There was death in Vietnam, for black Americans,...
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1960s Rock Icons Recall Groovy, Gritty Summer of Love

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#GreatOutdoorsMonth This Saturday, let's look beyond SA and US borders...
“Many times as a chief warden, you take your rangers on patrol. You look at tracks and follow the wildlife, but every time you do that you are amazed at the beauty of the wildlife of Congo. Every time you see new things and make new discoveries — it’s marvelous,” says, Rodrigue Katembo, explaining his of love the DRC's...
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GreatOutdoorsMonth This Saturday let's look beyond SA and US borders

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Meet our #MWF2017 cohort heading to South Central United States! The fellows depart today from all over SA to begin their 3 month challenging but fulfilling leadership program. As guests at US Institutions of higher learning, they will share and take in knowledge in each of their tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management.

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Meet our MWF2017 cohort heading to South Central United States The fellows
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It's #YouthDay2017, and we join South Africa in celebrating the incredible diversity and potential of its youth. Many of the programs at the U.S. Embassy, from cultural and educational exchanges to entrepreneurship development programs, are geared to help South African youth reach their full potential.

Join Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Carol O'Connell as she visits our youth...
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#CCIP #YouthMonth #YouthDay

This #YouthMonth we are saying goodbye to 19 young South Africans who are attending various American community colleges for the next school year as part of the Community College Initiative Program (CCIP).

The CCIP is an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State for technical and vocational students from South Africa.

The students recently took...
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A Partnership to Fight Illicit Trade: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Provides Equipment to South African Revenue Service to Strengthen Border Security, Facilitate Trade, and Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Through a partnership going back decades, the U.S. Embassy’s office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided a donation of equipment and tools earlier this week to the South African...
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A Partnership to Fight Illicit Trade US Customs and Border Protection Provides
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With the #SAAIDS2017 Conference wrapping up today, we wanted invite you behind the scenes to hear some inspiring words that Oprah Winfrey shared with a group of young female South African leaders. Oprah spoke at a DREAMS event centered around the theme of helping young women stay HIV-free.

DREAMS is part of The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
With the SAAIDS2017 Conference wrapping up today we wanted invite you behind

DREAMS event featuring Oprah Winfrey

DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe) is a U.S. government program aimed at helping young women in southern Africa remain ...

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Meet our #MWF2017 cohort heading to South West United States! The fellows depart today from all over SA to begin their 3 month challenging but fulfilling leadership program. As guests at US Institutions of higher learning, they will share and take in knowledge in each of their tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management.

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Meet our MWF2017 cohort heading to South West United States The fellows
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June is a month of many events and themes - LGBTI Pride, Great Outdoors, Youth, Oceans, HIV/AIDS conferences and more. It includes lesser known 'National Men's Health Week' which our health conscious colleagues at USAID Southern Africa are clearly taking seriously, and point to our Centers for Disease Control (CDC) where one can learn about steps men can take each day to improve health. Of...
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June is a month of many events and themes LGBTI Pride Great
With the intersection this week between #SAAIDS2017 and #YouthMonth, we wanted to hear directly from South Africa's young women what their #BigDREAMS were for the future.
So we traveled around South Africa asking them to tell us in their own voices: [ Youtu.be Link ].
For more about the #DREAMS program and PEPFAR, visit [ Usembassy.gov Link ]
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Our Mandela Washington Fellows were interviewed on Power FM!

Take a listen as they share their experiences of the competitive application process and how they set themselves apart to get selected.

The Fellows will be making their way to the United States this weekend for a 3 month long challenging and educational program at various institutions across the country.

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The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

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