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
By: Isaiah Hole
When Michigan makes its annual international excursions, it’s an opportunity for the traveling players to gain an unparalleled educational experience, to learn about a country and a culture that they might had been able to otherwise.
But the team isn’t the only party who’s receiving an educational experience on its trip to South Africa.
By Mark Watson Black Hills Pioneer
13 Black Hills State University students and staff members traveled to South Africa and Botswana to participate in an international service-learning program — teaching at a high school.
The program is a three-credit course offered by BHSU. Students begin meeting in classes to plan their trip. Faculty members traveled to Africa before the students to identify the needs of African students. Read more
By Ted Reed
United Airlines says it will return to Africa this winter, when it will become the only airline to fly non-stop between the United States and Cape Town, South Africa.
Starting Dec. 15, United will fly a Boeing 787-9 between its Newark hub and Cape Town, the second largest city in South Africa with a metropolitan area population of nearly 4 million and a location on the southern tip of the African continent.
The United States of America Embassy on Friday said that its country investors were looking to explore co-investment opportunities across sectors in South Africa.
A delegation of American investors was visiting Johannesburg to strengthen relationships with African pension funds, asset managers, and financial institutions for potential partnerships and co-investments. Read more
The by Cheryl Kahlaiconic Veldskoen brand is going global.
South africa’s Veldskoen is going global. The brand received a huge financial boost from Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
Speaking to John Maytham, the CEO and co-founder of Veldskoen, Nick Dreyer said Veldskoen “is a great South African product and a great South African story.”
Don’t count on governments to end poverty – they’re all broke
By Peter Fabricius
US civil rights legend Andrew Young jolted many in his audience at the University of Johannesburg last week when he advised them to stop counting on the government to eradicate poverty and to rely instead on themselves – and the private sector.