International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship

International Writing Program Women’s Creative Mentorship Announcement: The United States Consulate in Cape Town is pleased to announce an opportunity for young women writers based in the Western Cape to participate in the Women’s Creative Mentorship Project. The deadline for applications is January 1, 2019. Program Summary: The International Writing Program (IWP) in collaboration with ...
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More South Africans Pursuing Degrees In America

The number of South Africans studying in the United States increased by 6.8% to 2,040 students for the 2017/18 academic year, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. A majority of these students are studying toward an undergraduate degree (57%), with a growing number in graduate study (27%), with a further ...
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The McCain Institute Next Generation Leaders Program: 2019 Applications and Nominations Open

Applications and nominations for the 2019 Next Generation Leaders Program are now open through February 15, 2019.  The McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders program is designed to identify, train, network and empower a diverse group of emerging, character-driven leaders from the United States and around the world. The program offers emerging global leaders a ...
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BRAVE girls, women unite in cultural exchange

Trip sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town Cape Times (IOL) | October 10, 2018 |Traci Hurling, Isis Amusa and India Baird Eight years ago, three 10-year-old girls from Manenberg founded BRAVE, a non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring, empowering and investing in girl leaders. Originally it functioned to create safe spaces for girls, but as they grew older and the obstacles they faced as young women expanded, BRAVE has ...
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Mamelodi teens give back to community, win trip to US

The Citizen | 2018-09-19 | Rorisang Kgosana The four Grade 11 pupils, who run an ecogreen recycling project at Ribane Laka High School, will be launching a life skills centre for their community. Four Mamelodi teenagers’ recycling project recently afforded them an opportunity to experience the “unusual” pleasures of driving “miles and miles” for the best ice cream and living with a ...
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250 Mandela Washington Fellows continue to do great things – who wants to be next?

Press Release | September 14, 2018  Applications are now open for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Through this fellowship, the U.S. Embassy in South Africa has sent almost 250 young South African leaders to the United States for intensive training on civic leadership, business, and pubic management. Our Mandela Washington Fellows ...
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Eye-Opening Journey for Pupils

Pretoria News | September 10, 2018 | Virgilatte Gwangwa FOUR Grade 11 pupils at Ribane Laka High School in Mamelodi, Fortunate Mancoba, Precious Tladi, Bhekumuzi Phala and Given Ketelo, have returned from representing the country at the youth leadership programme in the US. They had been selected by the US Mission to South Africa for the programme, which took place last month. The Pan-Africa ...
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29 South Africans Receive Fulbright Scholarships to Study in United States

Twenty-nine South African students and scholars have received fully-funded Fulbright scholarships to conduct research and complete postgraduate studies at U.S. academic institutions. The world-renowned Department of State-funded Fulbright Program provides scholarships to university graduates seeking a Master’s or Doctoral degree in nearly any field of study at a university in the U.S.  Thirteen South Africans ...
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Young Africans Collaborating, Innovating and Realizing Mandela’s Legacy

Media Release June 12, 2018 IREX: Jackie Jena, Partnerships Manager: jjena@irex.org USAID Southern Africa:  Tebogo Sepeng, Communications Specialist: tsepeng@usaid.gov (JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA) – More than 400 emerging African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa for the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Conference, June 12 – 13, 2018. In previous years, the fellowship program hosted regional conferences ...
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Forty-Six South African Mandela Washington Fellows Head To The United States

Forty-six young South Africans will travel to the United States to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which aims to enhance leadership skills, bolster entrepreneurship, and connect young leaders from across Africa with the American people, and with each another. During their six-week visit, 28 U.S. universities will host 700 Fellows from sub-Saharan Africa for ...
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U.S. Department of State Honors Global Emerging Young Leaders

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Department of State Washington, DC April 5, 2018 In recognition of the positive role young people play in building sustainable peace, the U.S. Department of State is honoring outstanding young leaders from around the world. On Wednesday, May 2, the ten recipients of the third annual Emerging Young Leaders ...
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INTERESTED IN STUDYING IN THE UNITED STATES? APPLY FOR THE FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM

The U.S. Mission to South Africa is pleased to announce the application period is now open for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for 2019-2020.  This world-renowned program offers scholarships that cover up to the full cost of tuition and living expenses in the United States for South African students interested in pursuing a Master’s or ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Launches 2018 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

Media Advisory | September 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria will open the four-week application period for the 2018 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship on September 13, 2017 and invites all interested candidates in South Africa to apply for this professional development program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African ...
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South African Students and Scholars Join Fulbright: the U.S. Government’s Flagship International Exchange Program

Media Advisory June 23, 2013 Microbiology, mathematics, biochemistry, international affairs, astronomy, ethnomusicology….  These are just some of the many disciplines pursued by South Africans in the 2017 Fulbright Students and Scholars cohort.  The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as ...
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Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for the 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

Media Advisory October 12, 2016 There are only two weeks left to apply for the 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship and the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria invites all interested candidates in South Africa to apply for this professional development program created by President Barack Obama. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Launches 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship

U.S. Embassy Pretoria Launches 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Media Advisory September 21, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria opened the six-week application period for the 2017 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship today, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and invites all interested candidates in South Africa to apply for this professional development program created by President Barack ...
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American and South African writers share their stories in Kimberley and Cape Town

The creative writing communities in Cape Town and the Northern Cape city of Kimberley enjoyed a visit by award-winning American authors, poets, and playwrights in February 2016. Brought together by the Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) with support from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, the delegation engaged with ...
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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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Welcome Back, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows!

Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a luncheon for 2015‪ ‎Mandela Washington Fellows from the province of KwaZulu Natal on September 15. These dynamic young leaders recently completed an eight-week exchange visit to the United States under the auspices of President Obama’s ‪Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The 2014 Fellows were also on hand to share their experiences ...
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Youth Entrepreneurship Dominates the 17th African Renaissance Conference 2015

The US Government seeks to partner with South Africa in expanding the quality and accessibility of higher education for all in South Africa. This was U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm’s message to more than 300 delegates at the 17th African Renaissance Festival and Conference at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on May ...
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An American Rapper Rhymes Her Way Through the Eastern Cape

Dessa — a rapper, singer and wordsmith from Minneapolis, Minnesota— touched down in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on May 11, 2015 to spend a week teaching and performing in communities in the Eastern Cape.  She gave writing workshops to high school students, held discussions with emerging creatives about making a living as an artist, and engaged on issues around ...
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YALI 2015: A Slice of Chicken with Justice Albie Sacks

There was hardly a quiet moment when the new 2015 YALI Fellows sat down for lunch with Justice Albie Sachs and Consul General Teddy B. Taylor.  The smell of home cooked chicken pie and vegetables filled Taylor’s residence as fellows met for the first time this month in Cape Town. Thousands of hopeful young South Africans applied ...
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Young Female Leaders from KZN Take Off for the United States

Four enthusiastic students and one teacher from Inanda Seminary, a prominent KwaZulu-Natal girls’ secondary school, caught a March 27 flight to the United States to participate in the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program.  This three-week exchange in the United States involves high school students and teachers from South Africa and a number of other African nations. ...
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A Vibrant Africa is the Future

Africa will be unrecognizable in the next 15 years with a young vibrant group leading the continent, says the United States’ most senior diplomat in Africa. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, visited Cape Town over the weekend and experienced first-hand the sorrow of the country’s past and the excitement about its future. On ...
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Our Eastern Cape Alumni Reflect on Their U.S. Exchange Experiences

Indaba brings together alumni from a wide range of exchange programs and dates  “A shift in thinking” is how Jacqui Lück characterized her U.S. experience at a gathering of exchange program alumni in Port Elizabeth on October 3. The fourth “Alumni Indaba” in the country over the past two years, this was the first time ...
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Against All Odds to Become a Fulbright Scholar

Born during the height of apartheid in South Africa, when educational opportunities for the majority where few, Dr. Venicia McGhie was forced to drop out of school at Grade 10 and work as a domestic to support herself and her siblings after her parents’ passing.  Dr. McGhie, however, knew that the setback was temporary and ...
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Mokae Latest Distinguished South African at Prestigious Iowa Writing Program

Nic Mhlongo… Kgebetli Moele…Pieter-Dirk Uy… James Matthews—some of South Africa’s most acclaimed writers have participated in the University of Iowa’s renowned International Writing Program.  Award-winning author Sabata-mpho Mokae becomes the latest to inscribe his name in the rolls, as he joins 28 writers from around the world in the 2014 program. The ten-week residency in ...
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Cape Peninsula University of Technology Student Awarded Global Exchange Program in U.S.

Sebudisi Mafabatho, a third-year Industrial Engineering student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), is heading to the United States of America to begin a year-long undergraduate exchange program at Northwest College in Wyoming. The Near East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa Undergraduate Exchange Program (NESA Global UGrad) is a scholarship program sponsored by ...
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