Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn Presents Grant to the Southern African Music Rights Organization for Preservation of Indigenous Music

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessye Lapenn co-hosted a signing ceremony with Southern African Music Rights Organization (SAMRO) Foundation Managing Director André le Roux to celebrate the launch of an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant totaling $88,179 to the SAMRO Foundation.  The ceremony took place at the legendary Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on ...
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US Ambassador acknowledges great achievements and growth potential in South Africa

Pictured (from left to right): John Cameron (Operations Manager, Ford Struandale Engine Plant), US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and Johan Henning (Production Manager) My PE: Community News from Port Elizabeth | by Alan Straton US Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, visited the Ford Struandale Engine Plant last week with the focus on gaining a broader ...
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US Envoy Inspired by SA’s Struggle

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | ASSOCIATED PRESS | November 9, 2013 9:09 AM Originally published by Associated Press » JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The new United States ambassador to South Africa says he was a “young kid” when he first met Nelson Mandela, who traveled to the U.S. a few months after he was released from jail in 1990. Patrick Gaspard, now 46 ...
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New ambassador keeps eye on US assets

By Marianne Merten | Cape Argus – Independent Newspapers New US ambassador Patrick Gaspard has sounded a warning note in one of his first interviews in South Africa. He stressed his key focus was building effective partnerships in the fields of investment, health, education and youth unemployment. And he said he hoped for effective partnerships ...
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