South African document management company Metrofile announced that it has received a takeover offer. US document management giant Iron Mountain may also be interested in Metrofile, says Gryphon Asset Management portfolio manager Casparus Treurnicht.Read more
Tag Archives: Americans in South Africa
by Ana Faguy
After a vote last month in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, only a full Senate vote stands in the way of a U.S. ambassador serving in South Africa after a two-and-a-half year vacancy. Read more
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that will help improve internet access for rural and semi-rural areas in South Africa through the use of American TV white space (TVWS) technologies. The pilot sites will be in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, and in Mpumalanga.
“This grant demonstrates USTDA’s continuing commitment to developing quality and affordable ICT infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s Acting Director. Read more
By BULELWA PAYI
Overcrowded classrooms, a lack of resources, teaching pupils who are experiencing trauma and handling diversity – these are some of the challenges facing teachers. But a partnership between the US and South Africa aims to find effective techniques to improve the quality of education and learning.
The US Consulate in partnership with the Central Library and the American Corner hosted an event for education policy makers and teachers in the province. Read more
The US has opened one of its most popular study programmes to South Africans – these are the awesome perks
The US Embassy to South Africa has opened 2020/2021 applications to its Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
The fellowship offers mid-career professionals an opportunity to spend up to one year in the United States participating in non-degree graduate-level study and leadership development seminars. Read more
A team of veterinarians from the Dallas Zoo is back in north Texas after a remarkable mission to save thousands of flamingos in South Africa. The flamingos still hatching were abandoned by their parents during extreme drought conditions.
So why did Texans help lead the charge to save the animals?
By Emmanuel Koro
As the politics of African wildlife continues to play a major role in ongoing media debates, some Western writers are using the subject to help educate the public on the possibility that racism is impacting on much of what is proposed by the West.
Last week, Godfrey Harris won recognition for his hilarious and educative book “Credit the Crocodile” (2017). The book was selected as a finalist for the Book Excellence Award, which is sponsored by Canadians. Harris is an American author and a keen follower of African wildlife politics. Read more