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South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa is lobbying the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Agoa gives qualifying countries like South Africa duty-free market access to the US.

South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa is lobbying the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Agoa gives qualifying countries like South Africa duty-free market access to the US.

Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF

Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session

Mandela Washington Fellowship open for young African leaders

Applications are open for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, which offers six weeks of intensive training at a leading US university for African leaders aged 25 to 30.

Sowetan Dialogues: ‘Excellence must start in our communities’

Join Brand South Africa on Thursday 8 October for the next edition of the Sowetan Dialogues, to discuss how to make South Africa a competitive country for ourselves as citizens, investors, and tourists.

Zuma in Washington for US-Africa summit

South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Washington on Sunday ahead of the first US-Africa Leaders' Summit, the largest event any US president has held with African heads of state and government.

Mandela Foundation mourns passing of Maya Angelou

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, noting: "Our archives reveal that today in 1986, Mr Mandela watched in prison the film version of her work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

#BringBackOurGirls shows the power of social media in Africa

Social media's potential as a powerful agent for change and conflict resolution in Africa is being demonstrated by the hugely viral #BringBackOurGirls online campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Films explore urban African tapestry

Six short films, making up the African Metropolis series, place the dynamic, growing cities of Africa on the big screen. "These films represent Africa in conversation with itself," explains one of the featured directors. The series has been screened at several international festivals.

Elections 2014: expats all set to vote

The thousands of South Africans living overseas who have registered to vote in this year's general elections will cast their votes when stations open around the world, beginning with the SA High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand, at 7am on Wednesday (or 9pm Tuesday local time).