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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:15am

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a grant to provide capacity building assistance to the Government of South Africa (GoSA), Presidents’ Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) local partners and community based organisations (CBOs) to support and strengthen the integration of care and support services within the broader health system, and to strengthen community systems and organisations to ensure the provision of a continuum of comprehensive care and support services (palliative care).

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 1:15pm

Cheryl Anderson was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Southern Africa. In this capacity, she will oversee USAID’s regional activities in the Southern Africa region, country-specific activities in South Africa, as well as activities in countries in the region where there is no USAID mission.

97% of some rural communities in Southern Africa do not have access to electricity. Farmers can raise productivity -- growing mo
Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:00pm

Awards Between $300,000 and $1,500,000 Available to Organizations That Can Offer Market-based, Clean Energy Solutions for Agriculture. Receipt of Applications due to Washington, D.C. by February 28, 2013 (deadline extended).

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:45am

Pretoria – 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.

Virginia Palmer
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:00am

Community caregivers provide much needed support to families who have been affected by the devastating HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa. Often times, they are the only ones to provide care for the children who have been orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

Virginia Palmer and Frank Cadiz
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:00am

The United States Agency for International development (USAID) in partnership with Cadiz Asset Management, yesterday launched the Cadiz Protected High Impact Fund, aimed at creating tens of thousands of jobs in the next eight years by increasing access to finance to SMEs. The launch event was held in Johannesburg.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:45am

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:45am

November 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s creation of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Whether it is vaccinating children against preventable diseases, improving crop yields, or responding to disasters, USAID has been a quiet force for progress not only in South Africa, but 100 other countries, fostering a more peaceful and secure world.

Joset Wright and Matthew Govender
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:30am

JOHANNESBURG - 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.

Cathy Moore
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:30am

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.

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