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  • Scores of smiling faces, warm handshakes, and upbeat jazz tunes officially welcomed Teddy Taylor
    New Cape Town Consul General Taylor delivers his diplomacy, “Straight, no chaser”

    Scores of smiling faces, warm handshakes, and upbeat jazz tunes officially welcomed Teddy Taylor to Cape Town during his welcome reception as the new U.S. Consul General on November 5.  

  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, and Teddy Taylor, U.S. Consul General in Cape Town, listen to young  YALI fellows in Langa
    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 

  • US exchange program alumni gathered in Port Elizabeth on October 3, 2014 to meet, network, and collaborate with each other and in partnership with the US Embassy
    Our Eastern Cape Alumni reflect on their US exchange experiences

    “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 Eastern Cape-based alumni had the opportunity to meet each other and develop partnerships around shared experiences. 

  • Dr Kathy Nokes with colleagues in the Division of Nursing, University of Stellenbosch
    Stellenbosch University upskills nurse educators by hosting Fulbright Specialist

    Dr. Nokes, Professor and recent Director of the Graduate Nursing Program of the City University of New York’s Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, spent several weeks working closely with staff at Stellenbosch University’s Division of Nursing between August and September 2014 as part of their efforts to build and strengthen the quality of nursing education. 

  • Ambassador Gaspard and the students shared their impressions of the U.S.-South Africa relationship
    African Solutions to African Problems

    “African Solutions to African Problems” - That was one of the primary messages U.S. Ambassador Patrick Gaspard shared in a wide-ranging conversation with more than 120 graduate and honours students at the University of the Western Cape on September 9. 

  • Ambassador Gaspard recently visited Red River Primary to highlight International Literacy Day by donating books to the school library
    Beating Back Gangs – Ambassador Gaspard Visits Red River Primary School in Manenberg

    Through their involvement with community-based groups like Rock Girls, the young learners of Red River are overcoming the odds and inspiring their peers to excel. The U.S. Mission to South Africa supports their efforts. 

  • Dr. Venicia McGhie, left, with Cape Town Public Affairs Officer John Vance
    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 that her hard work would lead to a very different future.  

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