In The News International South Africa

Applications open for 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship

JOHANNESBURG, September 18  – Applications are now open for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Through the fellowship, the US Embassy in South Africa has sent almost 250 young South African leaders to the United States for intensive training on civic leadership, business, and public management. Fellows have leveraged the six-week academic […]

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Australian cartoonist defends Serena Williams depiction deemed as racist

Canberra – Australian cartoonist Mark Knight has defended his depiction of tennis star Serena Williams at the US Open finals, rejecting allegations that his artwork is “racist.” The cartoon was published on Monday in the Herald Sun, a Melbourne-based conservative tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, and portrayed Williams’ outburst during the game in which she […]

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Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls, but Nike is seen as winning in the end

Oregon (U.S.), September 6 – Protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the footwear and apparel maker launched an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is the NFL quarterback who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. But the brand recognition that comes with […]