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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 7:15am

Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has partnered with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring the campaign’s proven approach to literacy development to selected rural schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Focussing on nurturing a love of reading for joy in English and home languages to spark children’s potential and unlock their school learning, the schools’ initiative, titled: ‘Story Powered Schools: A South African Reading Revolution’, is launching with the new school year this January.

The Nal’ibali campaign is built on the simple logic that a well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa: “Indeed, research has shown a direct link between reading for pleasure and children’s school success. We’ve seen evidence of this in the 1120 reading clubs we work with across the country and are excited to be putting stories into the hearts of the classrooms that need them most,” says Jade Jacobsohn, Managing Director at Nal’ibali.

HIV/AIDS Medication
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 9:30am

USAID has awarded a five-year, $37.6 million project to work in partnership with the Government of South Africa to improve the public health supply chain. This will improve the availability of medicines, while reducing wait times and stock-outs; making sure medicines are available in the right place at the right time.

Nal'ibali partners with USAID
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:30am

The Nal’ibali Reading-for-Enjoyment Campaign is proud to announce a new association with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Through a recent grant, Nal'ibali will be able to scale and deepen its operations at primary schools in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal over a three-year period.

The South Africa Department of Science and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Agency for Intern
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:30am

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.

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).

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