2020

SAUSAC was founded

26

U.S. programs

50000

Alumni across all programs

MISSION

SAUSAC serves as a platform for collaboration between alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in South Africa, and South African institutions and communities to:

  • Create awareness among alumni of opportunities to build on their U.S.-sponsored program experience as well as personal and professional pursuits to strengthen the ties between the United States and South Africa.
  • Spread the vast experience and capabilities of alumni of U.S.-sponsored programs into the communities where they live and work.

VISION

The vision of SAUSAC is to create and maintain a national hub for the network of South African alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs so that they have an answer when they ask “what’s next?” after completing their program.  We’re “next” and we want to build on the energy and momentum of our talented alumni members to make a difference in communities across South Africa.

MISSION

SAUSAC serves as a platform for collaboration between alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in South Africa, and South African institutions and communities to:

  • Create awareness among alumni of opportunities to build on their U.S.-sponsored program experience as well as personal and professional pursuits to strengthen the ties between the United States and South Africa.
  • Spread the vast experience and capabilities of alumni of U.S.-sponsored programs into the communities where they live and work.

VISION

The vision of SAUSAC is to create and maintain a national hub for the network of South African alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs so that they have an answer when they ask “what’s next?” after completing their program.  We’re “next” and we want to build on the energy and momentum of our talented alumni members to make a difference in communities across South Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA UNITED STATES ALUMNI CONNECT

South Africa United States Alumni Connect (SAUSAC) is an association comprised of young leaders from various US Exchange Programs which strives to continuously maintain, develop and strengthen the relationship between all alumni’s and their commitment to orient new and existing ventures across borders with the aim to expand and transform their respective communities at large.

SOUTH AFRICA UNITED STATES ALUMNI CONNECT

South Africa United States Alumni Connect (SAUSAC) is an association comprised of young leaders from various US Exchange Programs which strives to continuously maintain, develop and strengthen the relationship between all alumni’s and their commitment to orient new and existing ventures across borders with the aim to expand and transform their respective communities at large.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

SAUSAC is made up of alumni from 26 exchange programs that are funded by the U.S. government. These exchange programs promote awareness of sustained U.S. engagement in South Africa among alumni as well as an increased understanding of that engagement across the South African public who are potential participants of future U.S. programs. These exchange programs range from a fully-funded leadership development program to the United States of America to prestigious scholarship programs for master’s and doctoral students. These exchange programs have produced many prominent leaders across different industries in South Africa. If you would like to join the ranks of these leaders by participating in an exchange program, click the link below.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

SAUSAC is made up of alumni from 26 exchange programs that are funded by the U.S. government. These exchange programs promote awareness of sustained U.S. engagement in South Africa among alumni as well as an increased understanding of that engagement across the South African public who are potential participants of future U.S. programs. These exchange programs range from a fully-funded leadership development program to the United States of America to prestigious scholarship programs for master’s and doctoral students. These exchange programs have produced many prominent leaders across different industries in South Africa. If you would like to join the ranks of these leaders by participating in an exchange program, click the link below.

TECHWOMEN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

In 2019 I was accepted as a Techwomen Emerging Leader for a 5-week mentorship and exchange programme through the U.S. Department of State.  I knew that it was an honour to have achieved a place, but I didn’t quite understand the impact it would have on my life until afterwards.  Firstly, I was hosted for 4 weeks at Autodesk – it made me look at the future of the construction industry (which I’m part of) in whole new light.  Coupled with the programmes run, and the network of ladies within our cohort, my horizons have expanded.  I look at events now seeing opportunities and risks – I’m more entrepreneurial in my thought processes. – Samista Jugwanth

YALI COHORT 12 ,2018 – CIVIC LEADERSHIP TRACK

My experience of the YALI program was nothing short of amazing. I connected with amazing  leaders that I still do some work with from time to time and was able to be exposed to what is happening in other part contrinees through the people I met.  The highlight for me was the amazing inputs shared by a lecture from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute. As a result of my exprince at YALI , I ended up publishing my first book on leadership a year later and went on to distribute over 1000 copies nationally. – Luphumlo Joka

TECHWOMEN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME

In 2019 I was accepted as a Techwomen Emerging Leader for a 5-week mentorship and exchange programme through the U.S. Department of State.  I knew that it was an honour to have achieved a place, but I didn’t quite understand the impact it would have on my life until afterwards.  Firstly, I was hosted for 4 weeks at Autodesk – it made me look at the future of the construction industry (which I’m part of) in whole new light.  Coupled with the programmes run, and the network of ladies within our cohort, my horizons have expanded.  I look at events now seeing opportunities and risks – I’m more entrepreneurial in my thought processes. – Samista Jugwanth

YALI COHORT 12 ,2018 – CIVIC LEADERSHIP TRACK

My experience of the YALI program was nothing short of amazing. I connected with amazing  leaders that I still do some work with from time to time and was able to be exposed to what is happening in other part contrinees through the people I met.  The highlight for me was the amazing inputs shared by a lecture from the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute. As a result of my exprince at YALI , I ended up publishing my first book on leadership a year later and went on to distribute over 1000 copies nationally. – Luphumlo Joka

ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT FROM THE U.S. EMBASSY

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in South Africa is a proud partner of South Africa-United States Alumni Connect (SAUSAC).

As the sole national alumni association for U.S.-sponsored programs in South Africa, SAUSAC plays an important role in our efforts to remain engaged and create a network out of the many talented individuals who participate in our numerous programs.

We strongly encourage all alumni of our programs to join SAUSAC and its initiatives to be part of a dynamic and influential organization that seeks to build a better future by facilitating ever greater ties between the United States and South Africa.

ENDORSEMENT STATEMENT FROM THE U.S. EMBASSY

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in South Africa is a proud partner of South Africa-United States Alumni Connect (SAUSAC).

As the sole national alumni association for U.S.-sponsored programs in South Africa, SAUSAC plays an important role in our efforts to remain engaged and create a network out of the many talented individuals who participate in our numerous programs.

We strongly encourage all alumni of our programs to join SAUSAC and its initiatives to be part of a dynamic and influential organization that seeks to build a better future by facilitating ever greater ties between the United States and South Africa.

JOIN SAUSAC

SAUSAC is on a mission to recruit all alumni who have participated in a U.S. sponsored program. SAUSAC relies on the commitment and engagement from alumni across South Africa and we are on a mission to connect with as many alumni as possible. So, if you participated in a U.S. sponsored program, we want to hear from you. If your program is listed under the Exchange Program section, we encourage you to register and become a member today. We would like to reach as many alumni as possible, please share this with the networks from the program you attended. Please ensure that you also register as an alumni on alumni.state.gov for additional resources.

JOIN SAUSAC

SAUSAC is on a mission to recruit all alumni who have participated in a U.S. sponsored program. SAUSAC relies on the commitment and engagement from alumni across South Africa and we are on a mission to connect with as many alumni as possible. So, if you participated in a U.S. sponsored program, we want to hear from you. If your program is listed under the Exchange Program section, we encourage you to register and become a member today. We would like to reach as many alumni as possible, please share this with the networks from the program you attended. Please ensure that you also register as an alumni on alumni.state.gov for additional resources.

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