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Handing over 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by the United States government (from left): U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Jess Long, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and the Minister of Health and Social Services, Hon. Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.
October 27, 2021

At an event hosted at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation today, the U.S. Embassy announced the donation by the United States government of 124,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s global efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  The vaccines arrived on October 22 following the first consignment of 100,620 doses that arrived on September 24, 2021.  To date, the U.S. government has donated 224,620 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine to Namibia.

September 3, 2021

The Strengthening Evidence Based Rehabilitation for Victims of Torture in Southern Africa Project is an eight-year, $5 million program with the Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) as the main implementer. The program seeks to strengthen the provision of effective, quality and context responsive treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals, families, groups, and communities that suffer from a variety of psychosocial effects of torture in Africa with a specific focus on Southern Africa. 

September 3, 2021

The $800,000 research is co-funded by the South African Government (SAG) to collect robust and empirically based qualitative and quantitative data on the nature and magnitude of trafficking in persons in South Africa. The data will be used in public-policy dialogues with relevant government departments (Department of Justice, Home Affairs, Social Development, Labor, Public Communication). 

September 3, 2021

“Promoting Civic Education and Participation in South Africa” is a four-year, $4.8 million, program with Freedom House (FH) as the main implementer that seeks to ensure that South African citizens know their constitutional rights, tools, and platforms to engage meaningfully in the political processes. The program’s goal is to strengthen the ability of CSOs and CBOs to conduct civic education activities more effectively in their communities. 

September 3, 2021

This $11 million, five-year activity to Strengthen Local Governance to improve response to GBV “Masiphephe Network” activity is implemented by the Centre for Communication Impact and focusses on four geographic districts: eThekwini (KZN), Johannesburg (GP), Ehlanzeni (MP) and Nkangala (MP).  These four districts will allow USAID and GoSA to assess the project’s success in a variety of communities with different characteristics.


Last updated: October 27, 2021

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