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American wins award for book on African wildlife politics

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

JetSet | Want to save wildlife? Visit Africa, expert says

By Amy Cherry

Mark Tennant is one of Africa’s most talented private wildlife guides, founding Journey Wild. It took 15 years with the wildlife, but he’s been kissed by a cheetah while filming his television show Mad Mike and Mark that aired internationally on Discovery’s Animal Planet. The experience was featured on Carte Blanche, a South African investigative journalism television series, and posted to YouTube. Read more

23 SA students receive scholarships to study in USA

A Fulbright alumna spoke about the impact of the programme and how her time at Georgetown University shaped her life and career.

The Embassy of the United States said on Tuesday that 23 South Africans had received prestigious Fulbright scholarships to pursue master’s, PhD, and non-degree research and studies in the US.

The embassy spokesperson, Liza Smith said: “Six students will be reading for their master’s degrees in fields ranging from law and engineering to education and gender studies.

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NY Air National Guard fire fighters meet South African counterparts in State Partnership Program exchange

Four senior New York Air National Guard firefighters spent April 29 to May 5 in Cape Town to learn from, and share their experiences with, firefighters in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.

The four members of the 106th Rescue Wing– Master Sgt. Brian Cavanagh, Master Sgt. Fredric Pravato, Staff Sgt. Robert Despres Jr., and Staff Sgt. Joshua Lebenns—are based at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach on Long Island. Read more

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