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Highlights: An Act of Defiance Film Screening

This past week, sold-out audiences joined us for the Massachusetts premiere of An Act of Defiance, presented in partnership with The National Center for Jewish Film’s 21st Annual Film Festival. South Africa Partners Executive Director, Judy Bigby and Board Member Mitalene Fletcher shed light on the...
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Highlights: A Concert Performed by Roedean Girls Choir and Boston Children's Chorus

On Saturday, April 14, South Africa Partners hosted an energy filled concert performed by the Boston Children’s Choir and the Roedean Girls Choir, visiting from Johannesburg. They honored Mandela's Centenary with a medley of ‘struggle songs’ that were performed at Mandela’s memorial on December 10,...
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Fostering Great Leaders

A Conversation with Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib What has student activism revealed about South Africa’s young future leaders? In the wake of student-led protests in universities across South Africa, it is worth examining how these student leaders have conducted themselves and the strategies they’ve...
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What the U.S. can learn from South Africa’s Heritage Day

JudyAnn Bigby
On September 24th, South Africa celebrated Heritage Day, a day in which all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions while recognizing the diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that together make up the whole of South Africa. Heritage Day is a recent holiday,...
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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the voice he lent to South Africa

JudyAnn Bigby
Today, in the United States, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the date of his birth on January 15. King was a civil rights leader, a proponent of non-violent activism, and spokesperson against racism and social injustice worldwide. For more than a decade, before his assassination...