US Embassy South Africa
02/21/2017 at 13:17. Facebook
Are you working on your Fulbright Student Scholarship application?
We will be hosting application workshops across the country where you will be able to ask questions about the application process and get tips that will help you with your application.
Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships are awarded to students to complete their Masters or PhDs in the US.
On February 23 an information...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/21/2017 at 11:05. Facebook
#OnThisDayinHistory in 1917, the SS Mendi, a troopship sailing from Cape Town en route to La Havre in France, and carrying a contingent of 827 South African Native Labour Corps troops to serve the Allied forces in France, was struck by another ship in the English Channel. She sank in 20 minutes. 616 troops and the entire crew of 33 lost their lives on that tragic day.
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SS Mendi History

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US Embassy South Africa
02/21/2017 at 07:19. Facebook
Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth in Westonaria!

The American Corner at the Westonaria Public Library hosted Brandi James, Political-Economic Section Chief and Regional Labor Officer for Southern Africa at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, for a dynamic program on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S., their history, and their role in the Anti-apartheid movement. Ms....
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US Embassy South Africa
02/16/2017 at 14:19. Facebook
Why you need to care about pangolins
February 18 is International Pangolin Day, a day geared towards raising awareness of the pangolin. Here's what you need to know about pangolins:
- Four different species of Pangolins can be found on the African continent.
- Pangolins are becoming increasingly vulnerable around the world and are hunted for their scales and meat.
- These mammals can live for...
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#BlackHistoryMonth2017

Today (February 20) author, reformer and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass died in 1895.

Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist.

Long before the Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Douglass stood firmly in opposition to slavery and women’s suffrage of the...
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10 Things You May Not Know About Frederick Douglass

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Today we celebrate President's Day!
On the third Monday of February the US celebrates its past presidents.
Here are some fun facts you might not have known about the first president of the United States, George Washington, and the man with the top hat, Abraham Lincoln.
*For more interesting facts see Kathleen Krull's 'Lives of the Presidents'.
Today we commemorate Presidents' Day, and what better way to involve our South African friends than this quick quiz. What was your score?

How much do you know about U.S. presidents? | ShareAmerica

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US Embassy South Africa
02/18/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
#TheMeetingSA
On Wednesday, the US Embassy held a reception to celebrate the partnership with the Market Theatre to produce a play called The Meeting. The Meeting is about a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr and is showing at the Market Theatre until February 26.
Guests watched the play and actor and artist and General Manager of the Soweto Theatre Nomsa Mazwai was...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/17/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
#TheMeetingSA

On Wednesday, the US Embassy held a reception to celebrate the partnership with the Market Theatre to produce a play called The Meeting. The Meeting is about a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr and is showing at the Market Theatre until February 26.

Guests watched the play and actor and media personality Masego 'Maps' Maponyane was among those who...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/17/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
KZN learners celebrate World Read Aloud Day
On February 16, more than 120 guests including teachers, principals, learners, and Department of Education officials attended a World Read Aloud Day celebration at #UshakaMarineWorld led by the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign Nal’ibali. The local soccer team #AmaZuluFC players also attended the event to read with learners. Nal’ibal is a...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/17/2017 at 09:25. Facebook
What a week it has been for our guest, the former Mayor of Washington DC, Tony Williams!

Mayor Williams visited South Africa to meet with city and municipal leaders, NGOs, student groups and businesses to discuss the role cities, and their leaders, can play in championing economic development, education, and greater prosperity. He met Solly Msimanga, Mayor of Tshwane, to strengthen the ties...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/17/2017 at 08:02. Facebook
Read on! YALI alumnus + technology make a difference at rural KZN school

U.S. Consulate General Durban congratulates 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Creesen Naicker, the #MrPriceFoundation (MRP), and U.S. based NGO Curious Learning for their remarkable partnership at St. Christopher Primary School in the KZN north coast town of KwaDukuza .

The Curious Learning team recently visited St....
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US Embassy South Africa
02/16/2017 at 15:48. Facebook
#TheMeetingSA

Last night, we celebrated our partnership with The Market Theatre in the production of 'The Meeting', a play that will run until February 26 2017.

Part of our celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth2017, the play is a dramatization what could have happened if two great American civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X had ever met.

It is directed by James Ngcobo,...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/16/2017 at 10:55. Facebook
Africa has its fair share of entrepreneurs, and some of them want to break into the emerging renewable-energy market. The South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator — SAREBI — wants to help these bright minds achieve their goals.

SAREBI helps renewable energy entrepreneurs turn dreams into cash | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in South Africa

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US Embassy South Africa
02/16/2017 at 08:28. Facebook
A #BlackHistoryMonth glimpse into the lifestyles of the not necessarily so rich but famous.

Civil rights heroes and the homes they lived in | ShareAmerica

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US Embassy South Africa
02/15/2017 at 10:49. Facebook
Our HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program

Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape we are coming to you!

Are you an NGO or community based organization operating in the HIV/AIDS field and in need of funding?

Take out your diary and take note of public information sessions hosted by our U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on their HIV and AIDS Community Grants...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/15/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
Bad news from the oceans' depths...

In a surprise finding, scientists say the amount of pollutants in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench—one of the most remote locations on Earth—is so high that it outpaces the amounts found in a heavily polluted Chinese river.

Crustaceans that live in the trench, which extends 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) below sea level, were captured by a robotic...
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Deepest Place on Earth Contains 'Extraordinary' Pollution Levels

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US Embassy South Africa
02/14/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Getting ready to be part of CCI
Each November and December, the US Embassy recruits participants for the Community College Initiative (CCI), an exchange program geared towards vocational students. After a year of study in the US, with an emphasis on workplace experience and community engagement, students return to South Africa confident, energized, and better prepared for the workforce.
This...
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US Embassy South Africa
02/14/2017 at 14:04. Facebook
#BlackHistoryMonth profile of an unlikely activist