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Call for Proposals: Julia Taft Refugee Fund for FY 2020

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome South African proposals for a Julia Taft Refugee Fund grant to finance onetime, low-cost interventions that address critical gaps in refugee protection and assistance. Applications are due by January 26, 2020 and can be directed to the attention of Mr. JJ Harder at PretoriaPolRSVP@state.gov The Taft Fund is intended to meet gaps in refugee assistance by issuing grants ...
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Applications Now Open For Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications for the 2021-2022 Fulbright Foreign Student Program are now open. This world-renowned program offers scholarships to South Africans interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses in the United States for up to 2 ...
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Reconciliation Day 2019 Statement – U.S. Ambassador-designate Lana Marks

Reconciliation Day 2019 Statement – U.S. Ambassador-designate Lana Marks: Since it was established in 1995, the Day of Reconciliation has marked a time when South Africans gather and reflect upon their shared, complicated history. This day is meant to help South Africans reconcile their truths and experiences, in order to appreciate and celebrate the many rich cultural traditions that make up a wonderfully diverse, unified, and strong South Africa. In ...
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Count US In: Helping young South African women reach their Dreams

Opinion Editorial: U.S. Ambassador-designate Lana Marks Mail and Guardian December 11, 2019 For far too long, women around the world have endured violence, sexual harassment and discrimination. It is chilling to wake up to weekly news of missing daughters, assaults and murders. You’ve seen their faces on TV and have heard their tragic stories. Karabo ...
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SA Entrepreneurs Win With Desert Start-Up Bootcamp

CONGRATULATIONS to our two recipients of awards for this year’s Desert Start-Up Bootcamp (DSBC) entrepreneurship program! After 11 intensive weeks, participants came together for a final Pitch Night where they presented their businesses to panelists and investors. Seed capital awards of R25,000 were made to Xolela Jara of KAPP Delivery and Barabara Ayissi of Puzzle ...
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