South Africa

People behind customer-service counter (© Education & Exploration 1/Alamy Stock Photo)

Internships boost opportunity for South Africans

The U.S. State Department is partnering with Hilton hotels to offer South African students paid internships that could lead to long-term employment.
Open area workspace (IBM Research-Africa)

Technology links U.S. and South African businesses

The IBM Innovation Hub in Johannesburg serves as an example of the growing ties between the United States and South Africa.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.
Nelson Mandela waving to crowd (© David Longstreth/AP Images)

Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday: A look back at visits to the...

South Africa's first black president inspired Americans with each of his visits to the U.S. before he died in 2013. Nelson Mandela still does in 2018, the centenary of his birth.
Young woman resting her head on woman's shoulder (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Saving HIV-infected mothers and their babies

Meet a courageous South African woman who was diagnosed with HIV while pregnant, but through the help of a U.S.-based mentoring program delivered an HIV-free baby.
Long white pitched roof and adjacent red roofs (PEER Africa)

This simple product keeps buildings cool

The rural town !Kheis in South Africa is cooler than ever before with a simple, energy-efficient technology to keep buildings cool.
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Once an outsider to wine culture, she’s now a famous vintner

Ntsiki Biyela didn't plan to become South Africa's first black female winemaker. She had never even tried wine. Now she's one of her country's best.
Two young women in military fatigues (Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit/Facebook)

Black Mambas take a bite out of wildlife poaching

The women of South Africa's Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit have reduced rhino poaching in their reserve and are protecting other irreplaceable wildlife.
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How one community in South Africa gets jobs and electricity [video]

Every community needs jobs and electricity. One company in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, supplies both.