Daniel Whitman on South Africa, PD, and educational exchange.
With an eye on Africa’s youthful population, economic growth and swelling middle-class, the United States has embarked on its first education trade mission to the continent, with 25 universities and colleges. Student recruitment and building partnerships with universities are the goals of the visits to South Africa, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
South Africa’s head of public diplomacy, Ms Clayson Monyela, told Al Jazeera that President Zuma’s visit to Nigeria will inject new life and energy into important strategic relationship between the two countries and resolve perceived tensions. She added that the visit will send a powerful political message across Africa.
The Royal Moscow Ballet is presented in South Africa by the Edouard Miasnikov Agency, whose objective is to widen cultural exchange and sharing between Russia and South Africa.
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Think diplomatic spouse, and you may imagine it’s about hosting parties and accompanying diplomat hubbies on official outings. But this is not the case of Jamaican Anneke Clarke, the spouse of John Clarke, Jamaica’s Deputy High Commissioner to South Africa.
From my point of view, U.S. soft power diplomacy, like IVLP helped the country in the long term, by empowering future leaders and tempering the perceptions of its past and present. When change took root in South Africa, especially after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990, cadres had already been formed and were ready to take up the political, economic and social direction of the country.
Thanks to a group of inventors in South Africa, where as much as 11 percent of the population lives in shacks and fast-moving fires spread easily [...] Over the past three years, the team has developed a modified, networked fire alarm system known as Lumkani. The system is designed to alert neighbors, emergency responders, and entire informal communities to fires faster and more efficiently [...]