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News from the Durban Consulate

  • The Pietermaritzburg American Corner Brings Science Closer to Students
    The Pietermaritzburg American Corner Brings Science Closer to Students

    One hundred secondary students from Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding townships attended a two-day science program hosted by the Bessie Head Library’s American Corner in partnership with the‪‎KZN Science Center‬.‬ 

  • Saying no to Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
    Saying no to Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

    A large, mostly-male crowd turned out for the August 14 dialogue, “Men Standing Against Violence Against Women” at the Durban Playhouse. 

  • Mandela Washington Fellow‬ inspires young learners
    Mandela Washington Fellow‬ inspires young learners

    Young African Leadership Initiative alumnus and 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Creesen Naicker, in partnership with the MRP Foundation, has introduced young learners to technology in the classroom at Nyakana Combined Primary School near Stanger, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. 

  • “Dual Protection” Billboard Stresses Healthy Choices for KZN Youth
    “Dual Protection” Billboard Stresses Healthy Choices for KZN Youth

    U.S. Consul General Chisholm joined KwaZulu-Natal's MEC for Health Dr. S.M. Dhlomo for the August 4th unveiling of a “Dual Protection” billboard near Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban. 

  • Consul General, Frances Chisholm, film producer, Professor Larry Shore, and chairperson of Luthuli Museum board, Jabulani Sithole at Catalina Theatre
    Hope ripples across the generations

    A large crowd including youth leaders, students, civil society members, municipal officials, historians, and business people turned out for the film, which was followed by a panel discussion with co-producer Professor Larry Shore and historian Jabulani Sithole. 

  • Young people interacting with exhibitors, during the career expo
    “GeneratioNEXT” promotes opportunities for local youth

    Consulate Durban’s “GeneratioNEXT” youth leaders hosted a July 11 Career Expo at KwaMashu Township, north of Durban. The event brought young people face-to-face with NGOs, businesses, and educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal.  

  • Community Grants Coordinator, at the U.S. Consulate, Natacha Collymore, addressing young entrepreneur’s during the financial literacy workshop
    KZN emerging entrepreneurs get financially smart

    Fifty of KwaZulu Natal’s emerging entrepreneurs participated in a financial literacy workshop as part of National Savings Month, at the U.S. Consulate in Durban on July 30.  

  • Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife members together with South Africa Police Service member looking donated equipment
    Partners in Crime fighting: U.S. and South Africa Tackle Poachers

    At a July 1 ceremony in Durban’s Beachwood Nature Reserve, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife received more than four million Rand worth of anti-poaching equipment from the United States government.  

  • : USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub Senior Textiles/Apparel Advisor Mohamed Abouiiana, addressing local business and government officials at  the  Export Seminar at the American Corner, Pietermaritzburg.
    KZN apparel and footwear manufacturers learn about export opportunities to the U.S.

    KZN textile, apparel, and footwear companies, business leaders, and government officials attended an Export Seminar at the American Corner in Pietermaritzburg organized by U.S. Consulate General Durban in coordination with the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub. 

  • Consul General Chisholm with Iqraa Trust Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Youssef-Baker
    Consul General Durban and Iqraa Trust’s Shared Interests

    Consul General Chisholm visited Iqraa Trust Chairman Dr. Mahmoud Youssef-Baker on May 25. Dr. Baker briefed the Consul General on the Trust’s support for a wide range of projects in education and skills development, health care initiatives, and youth development. 

  • KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre CEO Candice Potgieter with pupils in the Centre
    YALI alumna hosts Motion Career Expo

    The KwaZulu-Natal Science Centre is partnering to host the M-Net Magic in Motion Career Expo in Durban on August 18-21. The career exhibition will target grade 11 pupils to develop local talent in the film and television industry. The Centre’s CEO Candice Potgieter is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and Young African Leaders Initiative alumna.  

  • 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 US Consul General Frances Chisholm’s message...
    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 US 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 26. 

  • Consul General, Frances Chisholm, and Dr. Albertina Luthuli with winners of a poetry-writing contest for students at Luthuli Museum
    Students welcome Consul General

    Consul General, Frances Chisholm presented awards to winners of a poetry-writing contest for students, sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General Durban in partnership with the Luthuli Museum. The contest arose out of a Black History Month commemorative event celebrated at the museum in February 2015.  

  • Inanda Seminary students with their teacher ready to leave SA for the U.S.
    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. 

  • File photo of Consul General Frances Chisholm
    KZN Private Sector Eyes U.S. Markets

    The Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) and Garlicke & Bousfield Attorneys recently hosted the first in a series of international business dialogues for 2015. Guest speaker U.S. Consul General Frances Chisholm addressed the gathering and explained the numerous opportunities for KwaZulu-Natal businesses to expand their trade with the United States.  

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