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Source: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa |

South African Students and Scholars Join Fulbright: the U.S. Government’s Flagship International Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as they prepare for the next step in their academic careers following a highly competitive selection process

Microbiology, mathematics, biochemistry, international affairs, astronomy, ethnomusicology..These are just some of the many disciplines pursued by South Africans in the 2017 Fulbright Students and Scholars cohort. The U.S. Embassy’s Fulbright office hosted the 2017 class of students and scholars for a pre-departure orientation on June 23 in Sandton, as they prepare…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Arrives in Swaziland for the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit

President Zuma is accompanied by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry and Mr Sifiso Buthelezi, the Deputy Minister of Finance

President Jacob Zuma has this evening arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on 23 June 2017. The Summit of Heads of States and Government of SACU meets on an annual basis to discuss progress in the implementation…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme Must Serve as Beginning of New Era

The Deputy Director-General of Industrial Policy Development at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Garth Strachan says the first Global Conference of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) that commenced in Pretoria yesterday, should serve as the beginning of a new…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Host DRC President Kabila on an Official Visit to South Africa

South Africa and the DRC maintain good diplomatic and political relations, with the highest expression of the quality and significance of these diplomatic relations being the annual BNC co-chaired by the two Heads of State

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday, 25 June 2017, host the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency President Joseph Kabila Kabange, during his official visit to South Africa to attend the 10th Session of the South Africa-Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-National Commission (BNC) scheduled to take…

Source: API Events |

Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

CFTA Modalities on Goods and Services Adopted in Niamey

The meeting was co-organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Government of Niger

The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the Senior Trade Officials (STO) and the African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) from 12th to 14th and 15th to…

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Source: Mercer LLC |

Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally.…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

The WCC holds first meeting with Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa for 57 years

The DRC rejoined the WCC at Trondheim in 2016 much to the joy of churches in South Africa

For the World Council of Churches Comission on Faith and Order, meeting in South Africa this year holds special significance. In 1960 a WCC meeting with member churches in the country was followed by a parting of ways with one of those churches for more than half a century, over…

Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

FNB Partners with NAS to Operate New Lounge at Maputo International Airport

With Maputo added to its network, NAS, one of the fastest growing aviation services providers in the emerging markets now operates 31 airport lounges across 12 countries

First National Bank (FNB) (www.FNB.co.za), one of South Africa’s big four, has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero) to operate a new departure lounge at the Maputo International Airport for the next five years. The agreement also includes an additional five year renewal option. In 2016, FNB won a…