By Charu Sinha | Vulture
Trevor Noah headlined the first White House Correspondents’ Dinner since 2019 on Saturday night, with a set that elicited some groans and much clapter from the packed room.
Noah, moving at a rapid clip through his 25-minute-remarks, opened by calling C-SPAN’s hottest night “the nation’s most distinguished superspreader event.”
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By Sue Webber | Hometown Source
A new industrial company from South Africa is proposing to locate its North American headquarters in Rogers.
“This is an exciting opportunity, a new venture proposing to come to town,” Jason Ziemer, Rogers City Planner/Community Development coordinator, said at the March 22 Rogers City Council meeting.
MyPlas, a company that recycles plastics and turns them into new materials, plans to lease half of the 400,000-square-foot industrial building formerly occupied by Archway.
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By Pie News
An immigration consultant in South Africa has claimed that students in the country are “increasingly” looking to go to Canada for higher education – with work permits being a key incentive. Studies showed a 70% surge in students heading to Canada to study at various institutions
Nicholas Avramis, who is based in Cape Town, said in a recent interview that studies showed a 70% surge in students heading to Canada to study at various institutions.
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By Carol Guensburg | VOA
These three Africans are among a dozen women being honored by the U.S. State Department with its 2022 International Women of Courage Awards for demonstrating “exceptional courage, strength and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equity and equality … often at great personal risk and sacrifice,” according to a press statement.
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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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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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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
Continue reading “Gospel in your disco: Why South Africa’s ‘Jerusalema’ became No. 1”
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.
Continue reading “Music City Nashville’s ‘Friends of South Africa’ Take on the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge”
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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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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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.
Continue reading “New York Biltong Is a New South African Shop in NYC”
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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by Kirsten Jacobs | Capetownetc
South Africans can beam with pride as another original film has struck gold with Netflix. Santana, a movie written, filmed and edited in Cape Town has recently reached number one worldwide on the streaming platform.
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South African actor, John Kani, worked with Chadwick Boseman on blockbuster hits “Captain America: Civil War” and “Black Panter” . He talks about his reaction on the news of the passing of famed American actor.
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By Garth Theunissen | Business Insider
South African IT consultant Warren Pala has spent the last two decades introducing Americans to South Africa’s favourite dried meat snack.
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By Entertainment Writer | iol
South African comedian Trevor Noah is reportedly head over heels in love and is ready to take things to the next level with American actress Minka Kelly. According to E! News, the pair have been dating for “several months” and have been living together in New York for a while now.
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South African-born Trevor Noah compares the United States to South Africa under apartheid by saying unemployment rates, angry citizens, and white supremacy are just some of the similarities. The comedian recalls how people were encouraged to snitch on their neighbors.
Continue reading “Trevor Noah | Daily Show star draws Parallels Between U.S. and South Africa – And It’s Frightening”
By Loretta Sorensen | Hay and Forage Magazine
It’s been about 20 years since southeast South Dakota alfalfa producer Mike Brosnan recognized the need to look outside the United States for seasonal workers who could help with hay harvest throughout the summer.
Continue reading “How South African H-2A workers are helping American farmers”
By Travis L. Adkins | The Grio
Four years ago, Donald Trump asked Black voters, “What do you have to lose?” As a foreign policy professional with a focus on Africa and its diaspora, it is clear that we have lost much. The defining elements of President Trump’s foreign policy posture toward Africa, its diaspora and other communities of color have mirrored his domestic posture. Trump failed to engage them in positive and constructive ways and consistently called into question the intelligence, legitimacy, worthiness of millions of people at home and abroad.
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by Tom Head | The South African
Walter Reynolds, 45, a Canada-based doctor, husband and dad of two from South Africa, was fatally attacked inside an examination room by an alleged drug addict at an Alberta Walk-In Clinic.
Continue reading “South African doctor in Canada murdered by patient’s ‘hammer attack’”
By Kyle Zeeman | Times
South African-born actor Atandwa Kani has once again spoken out on racism in America, recounting an incident where he believes he was racially profiled. The star, who is now based in America, took to Instagram to recount how he had stepped out of his apartment onto the road when a white couple saw him and immediately crossed the street.
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By Wines of South Africa | PRNewswire
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, the industry association that promotes the exports of South African wine, is calling on members of the wine trade, media and consumers to support the South African wine industry by buying and drinking South African wine. The ban on alcohol, currently back in place in South Africa, could be potentially devastating to the wine industry.
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By South China Morning Post
The Tesla and SpaceX founder’s wealth has almost tripled to US$74 billion since March, according to Forbes’ rich list – but will he be digging deep to support bestie Kanye’s West beleaguered presidential bid?
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By Nate Hays | Emerging Cricket
USA Cricket and ACE’s Major League Cricket have a couple of new professional signings from South Africa in Willem Ludick and Carmi Le Roux. The announcement was made this week by their representation: The Sporting Agents, via Instagram and YouTube.
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By Joshua Eferighe | OZY
Growing up, Thomas Adetomiwa wasn’t too keen on his dad’s origin story of how he got to the U.S. from Nigeria. He’d often tell Adetomiwa how his acceptance into the University of Houston meant that he’d be the first person in their family to come to America, and how he had to simultaneously work four jobs while sending money back home to his grandmother and brothers.
Continue reading “Why Sub-Saharan African Immigrants to America Are the Most Educated”
By Ebimo Amungo
The richest Blackman in America may not be Robert Smith, Oprah Winfrey or Micheal Jordan as has long been thought of, rather, he may be a Harvard trained lawyer from Nigeria called Adebayo Ogunlesi. But even Ogunlesi is not the richest African immigrant in America. That distinction is held by South African-born Elon Musk and his countryman Patrick Soon-Shiong who are both multi-billionaires.
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By Michael Overall | Tulsa World
Bentzy Goldman wanted to leave South Africa to start a new business in the United States, where investors and customers would both be easier to find. But where exactly in America?
Continue reading “Bentzy Goldman : South African tech entrepreneur suggests ways to make Tulsa a part of ‘start-up land.”
Crowned “a new kind of global pop star” by The New York Times, award-winning South African rap disruptor Sho Madjozi has officially signed to Epic Records. She joins the label’s esteemed roster as the only South African act in North America.
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