USAID Southern Africa Mission Director Cheryl Anderson joined University of Johannesburg (UJ) Vice Chancellor Dr. Ihron Rensburg, the EU Ambassador Roeland van de Geer and Bernadette Moffat, the Executive Director of ELMA Philanthropies to launch the newly expanded and renovated Funda Ujabule campus. During her speech Ms. Anderson remarked that the United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to working with South Africa to improve learning outcomes for South African learners. USAID is delighted to support the University of Johannesburg in its efforts to offer aspiring teachers a unique combination of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience in the classroom. She further mentioned that USAID is excited to partner with UJ and the ELMA Foundation to support the university’s pioneering work with Funda Ujabule, and to expand their teaching school approach to the University of Mpumalanga’s Teacher Education Campus in Siyabuswa to allow more aspiring teachers a unique opportunity to work with children in classrooms throughout their time at university.
Brothers for Life, in partnership with SABC Education, are launching a weekly half hour talk show on all local language radio stations of the SABC. The show, “Brothers are talking”, aims to stimulate dialogue and get men involved in preventing new HIV infections, stopping gender-based violence, and promoting responsible fatherhood.
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to introduce the 40 young South Africans who will participate in the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
USAID's Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin (RESILIM) Program, in partnership with Kwalata and ScienceUnlimited, hosted the Science for Resilience Expo at the Kwalata Game Reserve in Hammanskraal from 12 – 14 May 2015.
Solarcentury in South Africa has built two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) head office in Pretoria. Solar panels have been installed on the existing building as well as on specially built carports, creating the largest parking structure solar canopy in South Africa. So in addition to shading vehicles, the carports will generate clean electricity.
Last updated: November 12, 2015