The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Education as Australia’s Developmental Tool for Africa

November 2016

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria hosted a Pre-Departure Briefing (PDB) for Australia Awards scholarship recipients bound for postgraduate studies in Australia in 2017; twelve from Botswana, eight from Mozambique and eight from South Africa. They will be pursuing studies in various disciplines including Masters of Public Policy; Masters of International Public Health, and Masters of Science at multiple universities across the country.

The event which took place on 27 & 28 October at the Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria served as an induction session to prepare the 28 scholarship recipients for their time in Australia. Past Australia Awards Alumni led informative and interactive sessions with the group, sharing their own experiences of life and study in Australia and advising outgoing Awardees on various ways to make the most of their time in Australia.

During the congratulatory reception hosted by the Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Adam McCarthy commended the Awardees on being accepted for these prestigious scholarships, saying that “the Australian Government sees this not only as an investment in the Awardees, but as a pivotal investment in the development of their respective countries and the African Continent at large”.

Mr McCarthy said that he hoped the Awardees’ success in Australia, would help them pursue a successful career upon their return, and also see them take up an active role in their communities and professional institutions where they could draw on the skills and contacts forged in Australia.

The PDB allowed Awardees to ask any final questions and offered an opportunity to network and establish relationships with Alumni and scholarship recipients from other African countries.

The Australia Awards are managed in Africa by Palladium on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra.

By: Kelebogile Moruane: Stakeholder Relations Officer, Australia Awards Africa.
Photo Credit: JC Crafford

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

February/March 2020

 
 
.
_________________________________________________

Translater


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  
 
 
 
 

 
 
                                                     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

<|> <|> Indonesian Tourism responds to Millennials and wins Award 8 October 2019 "The challenge to the tourism world is not getting easier. It is not only the global economic slowdown, but also a change in... <|> A MEMORIAL, CORONATION, ENGAGEMENT AND A WEDDING: A ROYAL AFFAIR by Stella Sigcau 15 October 2019 September and October months were very busy in the royal calendars throughout South Africa... <|> Culture and Heritage Tourism Boost the Economy of the Mpondo Kingdom Mbotyi and Mngazi 15 October 2019 By Stella Sigcau Mpondo Kingdom is known for its cultural richness, beautiful... <|> SADC enhances cooperation with Indonesia 15 October 2019 ”Indonesia is ready to be part of the African development, especially in the southern African region” Photo: Ambassador of the Republic... <|> A rising star ready to make it internationally by Stella Sigcau 16 October 2019 Azemahle Lwanda Matebese a 13 year old, grade 8 scholar from Durban Girls High School has had a passion for dancing... <|> Korea calls for ease of doing business in SA 2 October 2019 This year marks Korea’s 4,352nd anniversary since its national foundation, and the 71st anniversary of its Armed Forces Day. In South... <|> Russia-Africa look to deepen scientific ties 14 October 2019 With a week to go until the first ever Russia-Africa Summit, Russia has emphasised the need to expand and deepen scientific ties between... <|> SA, Nigeria commit to condusive business environment 4 October 2019 The governments of South Africa and Nigeria have committed to creating a conducive business environment that will make it easier... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.