A delegation from the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) province of South Africa visited Atlanta this week with the objective of fastening relations begun during last year’s visit here of the province’s premier, Senzo Munchu.
I think that the most important part of Africa Atlanta 2014 is that it wants to have an impact beyond Atlanta, one that stretches across the country, the continent even; to make people everywhere want to be connected to Africa.
A delegation of senior officials from Georgia State University toured in April five partner institutions in South Africa as part of the university’s plan to encourage research collaboration, faculty exchanges and student mobility. South Africa is one of five countries that Georgia State has targeted for developing close ties with its emerging-market task forces that Read more
With the city’s fiscal house in order and its international affairs department fully staffed, Mayor Kasim Reed sees his second term as the time for a concerted effort to assert Atlanta’s presence on the global stage.
In February, we celebrated Black History Month for the first time without Nelson Mandela, who died in December at 93 in Johannesburg, having given most of his life to the liberation movements of southern Africa. While many are aware of his activism, few fully understand his strong association with sports and his deeply held belief in sport’s ability Read more
South Africa is planning to name an honorary consul to represent the country in Georgia, Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa’s ambassador to the United States, told Global Atlanta Jan. 7.
South African style is coming back to Atlanta’s largest wholesale market, with furnishings ranging from ottomans made from recycled tires to hand-woven palm baskets. South Africa’s deputy trade minister, Elizabeth Thabethe, and ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, are slated to visit Atlanta Jan. 7 to reopen a permanent showroom devoted to South African home products at the AmericasMart. The government-sponsored outpost Read more
With the November cancellation of a Singapore Airlines flight to Newark, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. can now lay claim to one of the world’s longest nonstop flights. According to the Sydney-based Centre for Aviation, Delta’s flight from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg lasts 16 hours and 55 Read more
Atlanta universities are among the organizations planning memorials for former South African president and human rights icon Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at 95.
Atlanta has been burnishing its credentials as a city of peace and tolerance as it prepares for next year’s opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and a conference of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in 2015.