Tag: South Africans in America

Athletes in the competitive collegiate system: Born in South Africa, made in the USA

By Simnikiwe Xabanisa | Daily Maverick

There are more than 100 South African athletes on the competitive US college track and field circuit. South Africa needs to forge good relations with universities to harness this talent.

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Trevor Noah to host the 2021 Grammy Awards

By Rachel Yang  | EW

From The Daily Show to music’s biggest night! Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 63rd Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, marking his debut as the ceremony’s emcee.

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Verityhurst Announces the Opening of its North America Operation Offices in New York City

By GLOBE NEWSWIRE

NEW YORK — Verityhurst (Pty) Ltd, a South African-based Private Equity firm announces its North America operation offices will be opening in November 2020. The North America operation office will be located in New York City, and will be headed by a Vice President, who will be recruited in NYC.

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On The Daily Show Trevor Noah Explains The Meaning Behind #EndSARS And Nigerian Police Protests

Celebrities like Kanye West, Beyonce and Rihanna have all publicly responded to the nationwide protests occurring in Nigeria in recent weeks using the #EndSARS hashtag, but in case SARS and the protest movement to abolish it is unfamiliar to you, Trevor Noah broke it down in simple terms on last night’s episode of  The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.

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Gospel in your disco: Why South Africa’s ‘Jerusalema’ became No. 1

Bound by the pandemic this year, people from around the world now also have something more joyful in common: a hit song and a dance with deeply South African roots.

By Ryan Lenora Brown  | Christian Science Monitor

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Music City Nashville’s ‘Friends of South Africa’ Take on the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge

By Sine Thieme | SAPeople

Almost exactly eight years ago, I found myself stalled on the steep slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro for our group’s final ascent to the highest point on the African continent, writes Sine Thieme. It was the darkest of nights, my hands and feet were frozen solid, and I could hardly breathe. I was sure I couldn’t possibly take one more step, but then something amazing happened: our guides started singing.

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Trevor Noah |Comedy Central celebrates 5 years of South African comedian at the helm of the ‘Daily Show’

by Encomium

When late-night titan Jon Stewart announced that he would step down from The Daily Show there was much speculation about who would take his spot. The biggest names in American comedy were thrown around, but no one expected a little known South African comedian to take the helm. 5 years on Trevor Noah is one of the biggest names in late-night television and a household name across the globe. Tune in to Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) as we celebrate this iconic milestone on The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah weekdays (Tuesday to Friday) at 10:30 PM

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Louis Oosthuizen | SA golf celebrates epic weekend

By SuperSport

In America, Louis Oosthuizen finished third in the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club and eight shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. The US Open is now the one Major where Oosthuizen has had the most top-10 finishes of four.

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New York Biltong Is a New South African Shop in NYC

By Kayla Stewart | GrubStreet

When Brittney Brothers first tried the South African staple known as biltong, she was surprised by the way it didn’t taste. It looks salty, tough, and chewy, like jerky and other cured meats. But biltong was more delicate. “The seasonings compliment the natural flavor of the beef,” she says. “And it was very tender, unlike anything I’ve tasted before.” For her, it became a point of fascination. And now, it’s a career.

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South African party rejects alleged Trump comment on Mandela

By ANDREW MELDRUM | Associated Press

The report that U.S. President Donald Trump made crude, disparaging remarks about Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning former leader, has drawn an angry response from South Africa’s ruling party and others.

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