A high-level delegation from the German state of Thuringia will travel to South Africa May 4-8. It will be led by Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Thuringian Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society and former German Transport Minister.
Business, research, politics in forefront of official visit
The German development agency giz's Global Leadership Academy and Impact Solutions are launching the new Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab – for leaders, organisations and change agents who want to unleash their potential to tackle current and future challenges relating to urban life and development.
Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab
Applications are now being accepted from young researchers interested in taking part in the Green Talents Competition 2015. The competition offers 25 winners the opportunity to promote their research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots.
Green Talents 2015: Call for Applications
Munich bass hits Johannesburg. The German band Schlachthofbronx charmed their fans on May 12 with fast beats and creative song texts. The Goethe Institut brought a stunning event to Rosebank that charged up fans from South Africa and Germany alike.
Schlachthofbronx performs in Kong Club in Rosebank
Germany's Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt visited Zambia April 15-17, highlighting the bilateral collaboration that has given a boost to Zambia’s agricultural sector. While there, the Minister launched the new Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre and attended the opening of Zambia's largest business platform for the agricultural sector, the AGRITECH Expo.
Strengthening bilateral cooperation in Zambia
Diepsloot is a densely populated township in northern Johannesburg. The non-profit organization “Afrika Tikkun” has taken on the task of helping the people of that area out of poverty and reducing their lack of prospects. The German Embassy Pretoria is proud to support “Afrika Tikkun” with 80,000 Rand in a unique and creative project. The finances were used to set up an organic vegetable garden.
German Embassy supports vegetable gardens for Diepsloot
The German system of dual vocational training is unique. State, business and social partners work in close cooperation to continually improve this training model, geared to the real needs of the economy. This enables it to make a significant contribution to guaranteeing that the need for skilled workers can be met and thus to securing Germany's high level of competitiveness and productivity. Work-based learning ensures that both vocational and social skills are developed from day one.
Vocational Education and Training
The German-South African Binational Commission is held every two years, alternating between Berlin and Pretoria. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.