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
Ambassador Georg Schmidt, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Sahel in Germany's Foreign Office, recently visited Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The German Information Centre Africa had the opportunity to interview Ambassador Schmidt during his stay on the continent.
Interview with Foreign Office's Regional Director for Africa
Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her shock at the news that a plane belonging to a German airline has crashed on Tuesday, March 24. Her deepest sympathy, she says, goes to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. Angela Merkel will be visiting the crash site herself on March 25.
Angela Merkel shocked by plane crash
The German Ministry for the Environment is supporting the countries of Angola, Namibia and South Africa in their joint effort to establish sustainable managment of the Benguela Current with 8.9 million Euro.
Germany supports BCC
German company Nordex will contribute to energy generation of up to 424 Gwh with the latest wind energy-technology in the Eastern Cape. This private sector involvement complements the efforts of the South African-German Energy partnership, which has thus far seen government projects and consultations contribute to energy efficiency and increased renewable energy in South Africa.
Nordex awarded 111 MW project in South Africa
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.