Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the American journalist and former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and CNN, has joined the international advisory board of the Africa Atlanta 2014 project based at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Africa Atlanta 2014 made its official debut at the premiere event of Georgia Tech’s African Film Series, which Read more
An Atlanta company has signed an agreement to work with one of South Africa’s largest information technology distribution companies, to help Africa’s biggest economy always keep its lights on. Cape Town, South Africa-based First Distribution signed on March 4 an agreement with Innovolt Inc., a locally headquartered provider of electronics management technology, to distribute Innovolt’s Read more
While African leaders have had their eyes on Atlanta for decades, when the Zambian commerce minister visited Gwinnett County, Botswana‘s ambassador held an investment forum in Midtown and the prime minister of Kenya and vice president of Liberia made separate trips to Atlanta in 2012, it’s safe to say it was a banner year.
Atlanta-based Crawford & Co., which helps insurers manage claims, has named a new head of its division servicing large, complex claims internationally. Andries Willemse will become senior vice president with leadership over Crawford’s Global Technical Services arm starting Jan. 1. Crawford has been heavily involved in managing claims emerging from natural disasters like the Japan earthquake and Read more
South Africa is considering opening a diplomatic outpost in Atlanta as business and cultural connections pick up between Africa‘s largest economy and the Southeast U.S., one of the country’s fastest-growing regions. While looking at members of the Atlanta consular corps in the audience, South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool wondered aloud during his Nov. 7 luncheon speech if his country was Read more
President Obama‘s victory over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential elections Nov. 6 was another win for diversity, and not in the same way as when Mr. Obama broke the presidential color barrier four years ago, Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa‘s ambassador to the United States, told Global Atlanta.
The South African government will reopen a showroom at the AmericasMart to smooth the way into the U.S. for entrepreneurs and artisans from the country.
More than a hundred youth leaders from across the globe hope to take back new skills to empower their communities thanks to a World Leadership Conference held last week by the entertainer Usher’s New Look Foundation.
Students like Thato Ntai, one of five South African students locally nominated to attend the conference at Emory University, participated in a variety of workshops and panels led by local youth leaders
AGCO Corp. celebrated the groundbreaking of a distribution center at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 14. Its African Master Parts Distribution Centre is to be operated with AGCO’s South African distribution partner, Barloworld, and represents a first step to improve the company’s after-sales infrastructure for African markets. Hubertus Muhlhauser, senor Read more
The South African province of Gauteng sees Georgia as a place to begin erasing the negative stereotypes that can keep Americans from investing in their country. A little larger than Georgia with 11 million people, Gauteng is the most populous of South Africa’s provinces. It contains Johannesburg, the commercial center, and Pretoria, the national capital. A delegation led by Gauteng’s premier and economic minister visited Read more