President Obama to Visit South Africa
The White House, May 20, 2013: President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 - July 3. The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growing ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including through expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders. Read more
USAID to Announce Agriculture Fast Track Fund at Grow Africa Investment Forum and WEF Africa Summit n Cape Town
On May 9th, 2013, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will join African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson to launch the Agriculture Fast Track Fund in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more
Adding It All Up: Crunching Numbers and Saving Dollars
USAID Impact Blog, April 12th, 2013: In Pretoria, South Africa, dozens of USAID officials sit side by side with members of the South African Economic Development Department poring over Excel spreadsheets, formulating equations, and double checking data as part of a math-intensive boot camp designed to improve the number-crunching capacity of all those involved. They work for different governments on different continents, but they are all students in a USAID-sponsored training–the latest incarnation of an ongoing effort to revitalize the use of evidence-based programming within the Agency and beyond. Read more
IOM Farm Worker Study Reveals Highest HIV Prevalence ever Reported among a Working Population
A recent study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found a high HIV infection rate among farm workers in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Read More
Joint Statement on the 2012 South Africa-United States Strategic Dialogue
The South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, hosted the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the second meeting of the South Africa-United States of America Strategic Dialogue on 7 August 2012 at DIRCO's OR Tambo Building in Pretoria. Building on our shared democratic values, the Strategic Dialogue seeks to strengthen and expand economic and scientific engagements, improve coordination on public health and education, and discuss global security challenges. Read More
USAID, BroadReach Healthcare give equipment to screen and treat a million women for cervical cancer
Uthungulu District; August 6, 2010: The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health (DoH) can screen and treat one million women for cervical cancer in the next two years, following USAID’s donation of more than R5 million of specialty medical and surgical equipment, commemorating Women’s day and month. Read More
Gauteng to launch five Thuthuzela Care Centers
Through its partnerships with the Governments of Denmark (with UNICEF as an implementing partner), and the United States of America (USAID, with RTI International as an implementing partner), the Government of South Africa has established 37 TCCs throughout the country and are currently in the process of establishing 16 more. Read More
U.S.- South African Partnership for Supplier Diversity
The South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC) and U.S. National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) have signed an affiliation agreement formalizing a global link between the Councils at an event held at one of its corporate members’ offices, Barloworld in Sandton. Read More
Success of USAID Project Attracts Women and Children’s Rights Activist
On June 2nd, 2010, USAID hosted Jimmie Briggs, a journalist, author, and activist, on a visit to a Thuthuzela Care Center (TCC) in Tembisa, South Africa. He was in the country to promote his Man Up campaign. The campaign’s main focus is to create a following amongst youths globally to join efforts to prevent violence against women. USAID has been working with advocate Thoko Majokweni, the head of the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit of South Africa’s National Prosecution Authority, to help launch multiple TCCs across South Africa. Read More
USAID Supports Flood Relief to South Africa
In response to a request from the South African Department of Social Development, the United States Mission to South Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided over R350,000 of financial assistance to Rescue South Africa (RSA) to provide emergency relief services to flood-impacted South Africans. Read More
Launch of $7.5 million program to improve education in South Africa
U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips and South African Deputy Minister of Basic Education Enver Surty today launched a unique $7.5 million public-private partnership designed to improve primary grade reading outcomes by building teacher effectiveness and strengthening classroom and school management. Read More
U.S. Government Announces USAID and mothers2mothers (m2m) Partnership to End Pediatric AIDS
In a response to the high rate of AIDS deaths and pediatric HIV in Southern and Eastern Africa, the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and mothers2mothers (m2m) launched a five-year regional partnership today at an event in Manzini, Swaziland. Read More
eThekwini Residents Share Their Compelling Stories on Violence Prevention
Hundreds of community members and stakeholders from across the eThekwini district packed into the Wentworth Community Hall, where they were inspired by video clips of fellow residents sharing brave and inspiring stories of their actions to prevent violence against women. The event, held on Friday 19 August, was hosted by the Prevention In Action (PIA) social movement and marked a decisive moment in the movement to change attitudes and responses of the public towards the abuse of women. Read More
U.S. Government AIDs Millions
In August 2007 South Africa’s Mpumalanga Department of Health and Social Services (DOHSS) asked the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the implementation of a new drug warehouse. The aim includes supplying and installing equipment, helping to develop standard operating procedures, and training warehouse staff. Read More
Project Handover – Elliotdale Rural Water Supply Project
The Elliotdale Rural Water Supply Project is to be officially launched at the Nchihana Village, near Elliotdale, by the Executive Mayor of Amathole District Municipality, Alderman Sakhumzi Somyo, at a function to be held on Wednesday, 26 January 2011. Read More
News Flash - Deadline Extended for Applications: Clean Energy Solutions to Improve African Agriculture
Without reliable and clean energy services, farmers and agribusinesses in developing countries are less able to adopt modern agricultural techniques, increase food production, engage in opportunities for value-added processing, and benefit from broad-based, environmentally-sound economic growth. Read More.
Media Advisory: February 28th Telephonic Press Conference with USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah
Please join us on Thursday, February 28th for a telephonic press conference with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah. Dr. Shah will provide a readout of his February 21st trip to Somalia and USAID's goals going forward. Administrator Shah will also discuss USAID's current programming in the country, which includes both humanitarian assistance and innovative community driven development projects that have had a positive effect on communities across Somalia. Read More.
Thogomelo Graduation Ceremony
Thank you. I would like to thank the Honorable Deputy Minister Bongi Ntuli, for the opportunity to participate in this important graduation ceremony of those who have successfully completed the accredited Thogomelo Psychosocial Support and Skills Development Program for Community Caregivers.
Public-Private Partnership to Improve Education in South Africa
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips, at the launch of the School Capacity & Innovation Program U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips and South African Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Enver Surty at the launch. USAID Welcome, Deputy Minister Enver Surty, Partners from ELMA and J.P. Morgan, Friends and colleagues. All protocols observed. Read More.
University of the Western Cape – Teacher Graduation
Remarks by USAID Southern Africa Mission Director, Jeff Borns. Graduates awaiting to receive their certificates. USAID It is a pleasure for me to be with you here today at UWC annual certificate ceremony in 2012. Read More.
Last updated: May 21, 2013