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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

BHSU students travel to Africa for international service-learning program

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

United Airlines returns to Africa with World’s only U.S. To Cape Town flight

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.

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US institutional investors in SA to seek co-investment opportunities

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

US billionaire Mark Cuban invests in South African Veldskoen

  • 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.”

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