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Latest News from the Consulate

  • 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.  

  • Mokae Latest Distinguished South African at Prestigious Iowa Writing Program
    Mokae Latest Distinguished South African at Prestigious Iowa 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 America’s heartland unites emerging creative writers for workshops, public presentations, and roundtables with American cultural figures and at literary events across the U.S. 

  • U.S. Filmmaker Shares Documentary to Mark 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa
    From Selma to Soweto: U.S. Filmmaker Shares Documentary to Mark 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa

    Few people know the role American grassroots activists played in the anti-apartheid struggle. For that reason, the U.S. Mission to South Africa invited award-winning American filmmaker Connie Field to South Africa from August 11- 22 to tour the country showing her 2010 film Have You Heard From Johannesburg and to engage with a broad cross-section of students, educators, and academics. 

  • “Gay Rights are Human Rights”: PFLAG Director Huckaby Brings LGBTI Advocates and Allies Together in Cape Town
    “Gay Rights are Human Rights”: PFLAG Director Huckaby Brings LGBTI Advocates and Allies Together in Cape Town

    The Executive Director of PFLAG National, Mr. Jody M. Huckaby, was in Cape Town from August 5-8 to encourage local LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) organizations to develop advocacy networks and build ally support.  

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    Tokai
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