Germany's Foreign Minister, along with many other leading politicians, speaks out clearly for a global-minded and tolerant Germany – and joins a large number of citizens who are taking a stand against the anti-Islam Pegida movement.
Speaking out for a global-minded, tolerant Germany
Two of Germany’s coaches, Joachim Löw and Ralf Kellermann, were awarded the World Coach of the Year awards for women’s and men’s soccer. Nadine Kessler was also crowned Women's World Player of the Year.
Ballon D'or honours for German coaches, players
From the comfort of your home, under your warm blanket and with a hot cup of coffee or on a sunny beach somewhere, you can choose from a wide variety of German and English media, ranging from digital books, magazines and newspapers to audio files. No matter where you are in Africa, our free service is always accessible to you.
New online digital library for Africa
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) reached a landmark agreement with the German Finance Ministry under which the organization and the German government will jointly provide assistance to Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust. A $250 million fund has been established for this purpose.
$250 Million Child Survivor Fund established
January 1, 2015 marked a new era for German workers as a national minimum wage came into effect. An estimated 3.7 million people are expected to have increased pay packages as a result.
National minimum wage in Germany
German alternative energy company Juwi group, based in Wörrstadt, announced its South African subsidiary has won a contract that would see the firm's largest single project in the world built in the Northern Cape. Project will further German and South African ambitions for a greener economy.
Juwi to build its largest project in Northern Cape
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.