Shaun Lee, a small-framed man with dark hair and black-rimmed glasses, holds up an unusually shaped guitar. “You don’t know what’s going to happen until you plug it in,” the 27-year-old entrepreneur says as he rotates the instrument and eyes the glossy motor oil can that comprises its body. Mr. Lee is the chief production officer Read more
Alfreda Turner, who formerly worked for Delta Air Lines Inc. in district sales and international commercial sales development and more recently as the founder of a global business management and consulting firm, has joined the office of South African Tourism North America. Ms. Turner is to assist in South Africa’s efforts to strengthen its leisure Read more
Even before the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had exported a few cases to U.S. soil, the panic had already started to dampen tourism and air travel across the African continent. Now, African airport leaders who recently gathered to discuss improving their customer service processes ironically have fewer customers to serve, especially from the U.S., Angela Gittens, Read more
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