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The Federation of Hellenic Communities and Societies of South Africa Announce Elected Presidium of the Federation of Hellenes

The Federation of Hellenic Communities and Societies of South Africa recently announced in a press release that following Hellenes have been elected unanimously by the Hellenes of South Africa as the Presidium of the Federation of Hellenes: President: John Philippou 1ST...

Greek-Cypriot Same Sex Couple Blessed With Triplets in South Africa

In South Africa, Greek-Cypriots Christo and Theo Menelaou were blessed with triplets -- identical girl twins and a boy -- through a surrogate. The occasion is quite rare as twins are in IVF as well as the DNA, or sperm donation,...

Feta Cheese and Greek Yogurt at Risk of Losing their 'Greekness'

It is very likely that in the near future feta cheese commercials around the world will not be accompanied by the sound of bouzouki and beautiful Greek island landscapes. Feta cheese is at risk of losing its Protected Designation...

CNN Hires Greek Eleni Giokos as Business Correspondent

CNN International has hired Greek journalist Eleni Giokos as a business correspondent, to be based in the network’s Johannesburg bureau. Giokos was previously with Bloomberg TV Africa, and now she is to take on a range of responsibilities for CNN. In...

SkyGreece Airlines Plans Direct Flights to U.S. and Canada

SkyGreece Airlines will act as a communication bridge between the Greek Diaspora in the U.S. and Canada and the motherland through the launch of transatlantic flights from Greece to New York and Toronto. During a press conference that took place on April...

Greek Women in Top Management Positions Rank in 10th Place

Greece ranks in tenth place in the percentage of women holding top management positions, according to a report entitled "Women in business: the path to leadership" conducted by Grant Thornton to coincide with International Women's Day. Greek women holding...

Youngest South African MP of Greek Origin

South African MP George Michalakis, who has Greek origins, is the younger person to ever be elected in the country’s parliament. Michalakis is just 26 years old and comes from a village called Egrigoros, located in northern Chios, Greece. He was elected...

Greece 5th Among World's Most 'Miserable' Economies

  Inflation is a disease that can wreck a society, Milton Friedman, the late Nobel laureate economist, once said. Add rising unemployment to the diagnosis, and his profession ascribes a rather non-technical term to the debilitating effect on people: misery. That...

Woman Teaches Greek to South African Children

Jabavu East Primary School is operating as a hearth of Greek culture and civilization in the area of Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, thanks to the tireless and voluntary efforts of teacher Ava Papatheofilou. “We teach Greek through songs and...

'Afriquest': Documentary on Two Greeks Travelling Around Africa

A documentary on two young Greeks who decided to record their humanitarian work around Africa, entitled “AfriQuest: Crossing Africa from Cape Town to Cairo” will be presented for the first time on Friday, February 13, at Booze Cooperativa in Athens,...