United States Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awards prizes for innovative 3D Design

Media Release | August 29, 2018 United States Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awards prizes for innovative 3D Design at the Rosa Parks Library & Innovation Studio in Soweto On August 28, 2018, U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg, Michael McCarthy, awarded prizes to the three winners of the U.S. Consulate General’s Rosa Parks Library & Innovation ...
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Perfecting the Pitch for Business

Pretoria News | November 20, 11:34AM | Matlhatsi Dikbakwane WOMEN in business were given training on perfecting their businesses during the Women in Business Connect Session at the Es’kia Mphahlele Community Library at Sammy Marks Square last week. They were also urged to pitch their business plans in 30 seconds with three main points – introduction, content and conclusion. “All these three points are ...
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Making Science Fun

Ga-Rankuwa Voice | Words: Ofentse Mathibe;  Images: Susanna Smith | October 31, 2017 The United States Embassy in conjunction with Leap Science and Maths School in Ga-Rankuwa Zone 5 held a Science Lesson session, encouraging learners to be part of this amazing field of study, on 17 October. The U.S Mission is partnering with South ...
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Call for Entries for 3D Design Challenge in Soweto

Media Advisory | September 6, 2017 The U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg invites young innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives to submit entries for the Rosa Parks Library & Innovation Studio 3D Design Challenge, which started September 1, 2017. The competition challenges entrants to design a household water-saving solution using 3D technology and use the 3D printers at ...
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U.S. Embassy Recognizes Mamelodi Students for Achievements in Youth Citizens Action Program (Y-CAP)

Media Advisory | September 1, 2017 The U.S. Embassy recognized the achievements of a group of Mamelodi students for conceptualizing, organizing and implementing civic projects that sought to create solutions to problems within their schools and communities.  The students presented their projects to a panel of judges and received certificates during a ceremony on Tuesday, ...
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New Look and New Programs for America’s Historic Library in Soweto

On April 20, U.S. Consul General Christopher Rowan, of the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, hosted a reception to officially re-open the Consulate’s Rosa Parks Library & Innovation Studio in 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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Life on Mars? Former Senior NASA Executive and Aeronautical Engineer Jim Adams Contemplates the Possibility with South African Audiences

Life on Mars? U.S. Embassy Hosts Former Senior NASA Executive and Aeronautical Engineer Jim Adams to Contemplate the Possibility with South African Audiences Media Advisory | March 15, 2017 The U.S. Mission to South Africa hosted former senior NASA executive Jim Adams March 8-14, 2017, for a series of speeches and educational outreach programs around ...
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New American learning center opens at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

A new U.S. funded center opened at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University exposing professionals, scholars, and students to hundreds of exchange and study opportunities. The American Corner, Port Elizabeth will create a forum for an exchange of ideas, arts, and culture between Americans and South Africans in the Eastern Cape. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Andrew Leitch officially ...
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U.S. Consulate General – Johannesburg Hosts 16 Days of Activism Workshop

Gender-based violence is not just a problem in society today – it’s a stain that demeans women and girls often for the rest of their lives, and it disgraces us all. As we wind up 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg hosted an afternoon workshop at the Westonaria ...
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Cape Town Opens New State-of-the-Art American Corner

The U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa opened its new, state-of-the-art American Corner to the public on November 16.  Located inside the Central Library in the Central Business District, the new American Corner has been renovated to the tune of 3,5 million ZAR ($250,000 USD) and includes a coffee bar, high-speed Wifi, iPad bar, ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Hosts YALI TechCamp

The United States Embassy in Pretoria hosted South Africa’s first YALI TechCamp: Digital Strategies for Grassroots Organizing.  TechCamp is a hands-on, interactive two-day event for selected youth from ten countries in Africa, including South Africa, to interact with world-class technology trainers.  The YALI TechCamp took place from October 21-22 at the American Corner, inside the ...
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How to Start a Business for Beginner Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday, February 10, Westonaria American Corner was proud to host International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) alumna, Nthabeleng Likotsi, who presented a workshop on how to start a business. The 40 would-be entrepreneurs attending learned about various sources of funding, as well as the regulatory requirements around starting a business. Find out more about our IVLP ...
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Helping Those Who Help Trafficking Victims

On December 9, the Public Affairs Section at Consulate Durban held a workshop on “Identifying and Assisting Victims of Child Trafficking and Abuse.” In conjunction with the international campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence , U. S. Fulbright Scholar Susan Kreston and Professor Steve Collings from the University of KwaZulu Natal conducted this informative workshop at the Consulate’s Information ...
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Entrepreneurs of KwaZulu-Natal, Unite!

Fifty of KwaZulu-Natal’s young entrepreneurs gathered to share ideas on the heels of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the American Corner at Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg on November 25, 2014. Consulate General Durban organized a panel of entrepreneurs from a range of sectors, including Mandela Washington Fellow Creesen Naicker and  NGO FinFind ’s Chief Executive Officer Darlene Menzies.   Naicker ...
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New American Corner Opens in Westonaria

On Tuesday, October 14th, the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, in partnership with the Westonaria Local Municipality, opened a new American Corner in the Westonaria Public Library. Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Cllr. Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare this new American Space, ...
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WIFI and Internet Upgrade at our American Corner, Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality

Greatly improved access to online information for library patrons On May 27, the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, Virginia E. Palmer unveiled the new WIFI services at the American Corner, situated in the Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg. The Wifi Project was funded through the U.S. State Department. Dignitaries ...
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