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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:30am

Pretoria - The South Africa Department of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Global Development Lab, the newest bureau within USAID, to support the growing partnership between South Africa and the United States in using science, technology and innovation as important tools for advancing development. The signing ceremony was held during the USAID Global Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership Summit at the USAID/Southern Africa headquarters in Pretoria.

Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding were: Dr. Phil Mjwara, Director-General, South Africa Department of Science and Technology; Cheryl L. Anderson, Mission Director, USAID/Southern Africa; and Ann Mei Chang, USAID Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab.

Dr. Mjwara explained the significance of the signing.

BROTHERS FOR LIFE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 10:30am

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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:30am

The U.S. Embassy joins the South African government and other civil society leaders in condemning the violence against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of South Africa. We remain concerned at the loss of innocent lives, destruction of property, and impact on families and communities, and we urge individuals involved to refrain from all forms of violence, exercise restraint, and rely on peaceful dialog to resolve any differences

USAID Trade Hub conducts workshop with Trade Invest KZN
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00am

Distinguished representatives from the United States Government and Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN), together with various South African business chambers and export councils, members of the business and manufacturing communities, and local government officials gathered April 15 at the Sun Coast Conference Center in Durban for a Regional Export and Trade Facilitation Workshop.

HPCA
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:15am

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) and the U.S.

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).

SCIP
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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Last updated: November 12, 2015

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