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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

TRAVEL ADVISORY TO PREVENT THE IMPORTATION OF EBOLA INTO SOUTH AFRICA 

The purpose of this advisory is to notify travellers about the Ebola disease outbreak and inform them about preventative measures they can take and what Government is doing.

Important note for all visa/permit applicants: Visa applicants must be submitted in person only as of 15th October 2014. Visas are not issued the same day and you are required to bring prepaid self-addressed envelope (with a tracking number) for the return of your passport. Applications couriered after 16th October 2014 will be returned back to the applicants.

 

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 

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ALA summer

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 summer@africanleadershipacademy.org and a member of the GSP Team will get back to you.

You are invited and please share this event with others!

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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:
http://bit.ly/1AGDdvh

For more information, contact:
snlevents@depaul.edu or 312 362-5193

SPONSORS:

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

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http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2015/02-14-2015-ladysmith-back-mambazo-7pm/

Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela – 20 Years of Freedom Tour

Friday, February 27, 7pm & 10pm

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http://www.oldtownschool.org/concerts/2015/02-27-2015-hugh-masekela-and-vusi-mahlasela-7pm/

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The post Remembering Joe Mafela, South African actor 1942 – 2017 appeared first on Brand South Africa.

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The post Ten South African human rights achievements appeared first on Brand South Africa.

An all-female music supergroup, made up of some of Africa’s legendary performers, are collaborating to drive gender equality and human rights on the continent. Including such internationally renowned performers as Grammy-winning Angélique Kidjo, world music star Mariam Doumbia (Amadou and Mariam) and pop star Nneka, as well as some of the best up-and-coming female African […]

The post Les Amazones d’Afrique sing for human rights and gender equality appeared first on Brand South Africa.

Social entrepreneur Nkosinathi Manganyi is leading a group of South Africans on an endurance walk across the country, from Giyani, Limpopo to Cape Town, to raise money and awareness for disadvantaged schools in Limpopo. The 40-day, almost 2,000km walk began on 26 February 2017, with Manganyi and his team reaching their 500km milestone, Johannesburg, on […]

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South African cuisine takes centre stage at a restaurant in London. Situated near Buckingham Palace, bbar serves everything from boerewors to bunny chow. Compiled by Priya Pitamber A hop and a skip away from Buckingham Palace in London lies bbar, a cocktail bar and restaurant offering an array of South African dishes. Think bobotie springrolls, […]

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A South African cooking show is being syndicated in the US and Australia, following its success in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Season 2 of Neill Anthony – The Private Chef has completed another well-received airing. Brand South Africa reporter The successful South African cooking show, Neill Anthony – The Private Chef will be broadcast […]

The post South African cooking show picked up to air in US and Australia appeared first on Brand South Africa.

To celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March, here is a look at five of South Africa's NGOs
working for human rights in the country and beyond, organisations dedicated to the promotion of
human dignity, equality and freedom.

The post Five South African human rights NGOs you should know about appeared first on Brand South Africa.


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