Dear South Africans and Friends of South Africa, Nando’s has made its way to Chicago. It will have 3 locations in Chicago so we can satisfy our South African Peri Peri cravings. You want to know more about Nando’s in Chicago, then sign up at http://peri.io/saconsulate
Applications for the 2015 Global Scholars Program, at African Leadership Academy are open. The Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a 3-week leadership development program for teenagers aged 15 to 19 from all over the world led by ALA’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership faculty, Alumni and Educators from diverse professional backgrounds. GSP is an opportunity for young people to learn and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills needed to become global agents of positive change, understand more about Africa and build powerful international connections.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be completed online. This year, participants can apply for any one of the following GSP sessions:
Session 1: Monday, 29 June – Friday, 17 July
Session 2: Monday, 13 July – Friday, 31 July
Session 3: Saturday, 25 July – Wednesday, 12 August
Your future leader can apply today
If you have any questions about GSP, you can send an email to email@example.com and a member of the GSP Team will get back to you.
You are invited and please share this event with others!
Conversation about Equal Rights
for Equal Minds at Home and Abroad
Featuring guest panelists
Vuyiswa Tulelo, Consul General of South Africa
Denise Ferguson, Former Director of the Advisory Council on Women at
The City of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations
Dr. Derise Tolliver Atta, DePaul University School for New Learning
Facilitator: Dr. Ludovic Comeau, DePaul University School for New Learning
March 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Program
DePaul University, Loop Campus
Daley Building – 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Lower Level Theater
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
In continuing the commemoration of Women’s History Month and Human Rights Day, the South African Consulate General in Chicago, in partnership with DePaul University School for New Learning and Mayor’s Office Chicago Commission on Human Relations, will start the conversation reflecting and exchanging views on human rights as a global issue, investigating the place and station of women’s rights in it. This day was officially declared a public holiday in 1994 following the inauguration of former President Nelson Mandela.
This national day-off is both a stark reminder of the tragic Sharpeville massacre and a celebration of South Africa’s unique constitution, which gives equal rights to all. The conversation will enable an open and frank engagement on the milestones, faultiness and possibilities to strengthen and entrench Women’s and Human Rights in both countries. It is hoped that the day will bring a diverse audience from the academia, activist communities and the citizenry of Chicago. This discussion will be led by a panel of authorities/professionals who have knowledge in this area also focusing on parallels between U.S., South Africa, and the global arena.
To register, visit:
For more information, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312 362-5193
DePaul University School for New Learning
Adult Bridge Program
Africa Diaspora Committee
Adult Men of Color Initiative
South African Consulate General: Chicago
City of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations
City Colleges of Chicago
DePaul Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity
DePaul Women’s Center
DePaul Women’s Network
DePaul College of Law
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, February 14, 7pm & 9:30pm
Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela – 20 Years of Freedom Tour
Friday, February 27, 7pm & 10pm
The International Media Concierge will be inspiring screenwriters, producers, directors, and filmmakers to use South Africa as a new region for their future projects. For further details please click here.
South African Comedian, Trevor Noah, is coming to Chicago to perform at UP Comedy Club. As a recently hired contributor for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah showcases his comedic and cultural flare in everything he does. As a South African native, Trevor has hosted several awards shows and comedy festivals as well as his own late night talk show. Trevor Noah will be performing at UP comedy club from the 16-18 January 2015, with both 8:00pm and 10:30pm showings. Information on tickets can be found at: http://upcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=359931&cart
Join the South African Consulate as we welcome him to Chicago!
Private Label Manufacturing Association (PLMA)
South African companies attending the PLMA trade show on November 16-18 brought the exotic taste of South Africa to the annual event. They exhibited South African wines, teas, jams, sauces, and skin care products and interacted with local businesses to explore transnational partnerships and exporting opportunities.
More than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different products are showcased at the PLMA, making it a unique opportunity for exhibitors to meet as many buyers from as many retail channels.