SAWIP News 2012

SAWIP Welcomes New Appointments to Board of Directors December 19, 2012 - The South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) is proud to announce the addition of several new members to its Boards of Directors: Dr. Renosi Mokate and Mr. Petrus van Niekerk in Read more
“Friendship and Family” December 5, 2012 - Nondumiso Phenyane (SAWIP alumnus 2012)   Standing: Gwen Bole and Kay O'Brien (SAWIP host families 2012), seated: Nondumiso Phenyane & Parveen Paleker (SAWIP alumnus 2012) It was after a day Read more
SAWIP 2013 Applications – Now Open December 5, 2012 - The South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) is pleased to announce that our applications for 2013 are now open.
SAWIP Tales from the UK November 29, 2012 - 'Braving a New World' Masana Mulaudzi (SAWIP alumnus 2010) On 30 September 2012, I dragged my two heavy cases across the pavement trying to hail a taxi. Armed with a Read more
Team Managers 2013 November 9, 2012 - We are delighted to announce SAWIP’s two new Team Managers for 2013 – Jason Pentz (SAWIP Alumnus 2012) and Justin Groep (Stellenbosch University Student). It gives us great pleasure to Read more
The American presidential election: A popularity contest or a battle for basic rights? November 6, 2012 - By Tess Peacock (SAWIP alumnus 2011) For obvious reasons (superpower and/or superpower-clinging related) the American presidential race attracts a global audience. That being said, I do feel that I have Read more
SAWIP Alumnus named Project Manager of SIGLA October 9, 2012 -   Petrus van Niekerk, SAWIP Alumnus (2009) and Board member, has recently been appointed as Project Manager of the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA). The SIGLA Read more
Talking politics with young American political leaders October 2, 2012 - Kwadwo Ofori Owusu (SAWIP 2012 Team Member)   Alexandra Appelbaum (SAWIP Class 2012) and Nondumiso Phenyane (SAWIP Class of 2012).   On Monday 10 September, SAWIP 2012 team members met Read more
Celebrating the Class of 2012 October 2, 2012 - By Nadine Moodie (SAWIP Alumnus 2009)   SAWIP Class of 2012   There’s always a cool vibe at the SAWIP graduation and this year was no exception. Alumni, board members, Read more
SAWIP Board, friends and Alumni hosted by the JSE October 2, 2012 - Nicky Newton-King, USA Ambassador Don Gips, Leila Fourie, Siobhan Cleary, Benedict Phiri, Samantha Ball, Geoff Rothschild, Dinika Govender   On the 5th of October a SAWIP and JSE group, hosted Read more
LeadYoung one year later October 2, 2012 - (from left to right) Myriam Kayembe, Manuela Kayembe, Joyce Mbu Letang, Crystal McIntosh, Judith Adriano, Esther Nkhama, Lulibo Mrubata at Bloubergrant High School   In September 2011, the SAWIP team Read more
SAWIP Class of 2012 Community Service Project: Marian R. C. High School October 2, 2012 - Saif Islam (SAWIP Class of 2012) and Mr. Ismail Paleker of the University of the Western Cape. The South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) is founded on the three pillars which Read more
A Celebration of Service-Driven Leadership across the generations September 10, 2012 - Miller Matola (BrandSA); Vivek Ramsaroop (SAWIP Alumnus); Yvonne Chaka-Chaka (Princess of Africa); Sabeeha Mansoor (SAWIP Alumnus); HE Donald Gips (USA Ambassador to SA) Johannesburg 22 August 2012 The SAWIP Leaders Read more
SAWIP Alumnus among Mail and Guardian’s top 200 Young South Africans August 14, 2012 - Each year, Mail and Guardian selects 200 young South African leaders that they identify as playing an important role on South Africa’s future. Gillion Bosman (SAWIP Alumnus 2010) has been Read more
SAWIP Students Featured on July 25, 2012 - As part of a new partnership, the South Africa-Washington International Program will have a featured blog on’s front page over the next fifteen weeks. Every Monday, one of our Read more
SAWIP’s Inaugural Donald M. Payne Congressional Forum July 25, 2012 - Senator Isakson, Congresswoman Donna Christensen and Senator Coons with at the SAWIP 2012 Team at the inaugural Donald M. Payne Congressional forum.   Hosted by: Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)   Read more
SAWIP Alumnus, Working and Living on the Frontier between South Africa and Zimbabwe July 25, 2012 - Rosalind consulting with client.   During my time with SAWIP in 2008, we spent World Refugee Day at the National Geographic Headquarters in DC watching a documentary filmed in Uganda, Read more
SAWIP Team Meets with Irish Ambassador to South Africa July 25, 2012 - SAWIP Class of 2012 members with Ambassador Brendan McMahon, Brian Currin (SAWIP Volunteer Executive Director) and Aubrey Ngcungama (SAWIP Board member).   On August 6th 2012 the South Africa-Washington International Read more
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Inspires South African Youth July 25, 2012 - “There is a special responsibility for the young people of South Africa...You will decide whether South Africa moves forward and not backward. You will decide whether South Africa seeks to Read more
South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow June 19, 2012 -   SAWIP invites you to an evening featuring thoughtful conversation, inspirational stories, and a chance to meet South Africa’s future leaders, Tuesday June 26th.
Inaugural Public Conference South Africa: Transforming Tomorrow June 19, 2012 - South African Ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool giving his welcoming address Washington, DC June 26, 2012 On June 26th, the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP), in partnership with Read more
SAWIP 2012 Team meets with Brand South Africa May 16, 2012 - If South Africa were sitting on a shelf of the Continental Supermarket, where would it most likely be? It is richly diverse, intricately textured with culture upon culture, and built Read more
Butterfly House May 16, 2012 - The SAWIP 2012 Team visited Butterfly House, Drakenstein Palliative Hospice in Paarl, on Friday 11 May, as part of the SAWIP curriculum theme of Public Health Care in South Africa. Read more
Exchanging ideas through Dialogue May 16, 2012 - The South Africa-Washington International Program has hosted its first two 2012 dialogue sessions. Leading thinkers, SAWIP alumni, the 2012 Team and invited guests have rigorously engaged on the topic: Active Read more
Graham and Rhona Beck Skills Centre May 16, 2012 - On the serene outskirts of the Western Cape, lies a very unique piece of architecture. Not just any type of architecture - this building is a symbol of hope, opportunity Read more
A Diplomatic Discussion: SAWIP and the US Ambassador to SA May 16, 2012 - Aubrey Ngcungama (SAWIP Board member), Kim Williams (SAWIP Program Manager), SAWIP 2012 team with the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips It is not every day that one Read more
The SAWIP Class Goes to New York City May 16, 2012 - Give 15 ambitious, energetic South African students 4 days in New York City, and the result, year after year, is a sleepless ambassadorial adventure narrated by diplomatic discussions by day, Read more
An Alumnus Applying SAWIP’s Lessons in Georgia April 25, 2012 - One of my students,Giorgi (most common namefor a male in Georgia) with the Georgian Flag paintedon his face How does one begin to describe the mystery that is Georgia? First Read more
Alumnus Serves on Khulisa Social Solutions board April 25, 2012 - Thulani Madinginye SAWIP Alumnus 2008 I have been officially appointed to the Khulisa Social Solutions board and the completed forms are being processed. I will be attending my first board Read more
A SAWIP Tribute to Congressman Donald Payne March 7, 2012 - With great sadness and deep affection, SAWIP joins the world in morning the death of US Congressman Donald Payne. In a life of service to his country, he never lost Read more
Introducing the SAWIP Class of 2012 March 7, 2012 - The SAWIP Boards and Management are delighted to announce the newest SAWIP team, the Class of 2012. This year SAWIP received one hundred and seventy five applications of which sixty Read more
SAWIP Patron Dr Mamphela Ramphele Honoured March 6, 2012 - The South Africa-Washington International Program was very proud to receive news of our patron Dr Mamphela Ramphele being appointed Officer in the Legion of Honour. The award was made on Read more
Rhodes Scholarship for 2012 awarded to SAWIP Alumnus Sabeeha Mansoor February 1, 2012 - The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest scholarships for postgraduate study and is arguably one of the most coveted and competitive scholarships to obtain. Only about 80 candidates worldwide Read more

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