In the Mokothlong District of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the German Embassy Pretoria in cooperation with the German city of Gummersbach supported the construction of a much needed class room for the Ntja-Bokone Primary School. For the past three years the city of Gummersbach has an active partnership with the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Germany constructs school class room in Lesotho
Germany and South Africa intend to cooperate more closely in a number of areas, including climate action, trade, development and measures to address terrorism, said Angela Merkel following talks with President Jacob Zuma on November 10 in Berlin. "South Africa is one of our most important partners on the African continent," she stressed.
Cooperation with South Africa to be stepped up
Innovators now have the opportunity to submit their low-tech products and solutions until January 15, 2016, 12pm (EST). The Siemens Stiftung's competition “empowering people Award 2015” invites developers and change-makers from all over the world to enter their innovations in one of eight categories of basic supply.
Siemens Stiftung's award for innovation
On October 14, German Ambassador Walter Lindner and Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor of Pretoria, jointly launched the new programme “Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading” in Mamelodi East, Pretoria. The programme is financed through the German development bank KfW on behalf of the German government and implemented by its partner municipality the City of Tshwane.
Violence prevention programme in Mamelodi
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Munich Airport Group have signed a strategic sister agreement on October 26. Africa's leading airports management company and Munich Airport Group have jointly agreed on areas of strategic co-operation and information sharing. The agreement will allow employees from both organisations to learn from each other's knowledge, skills and unique regional experience.
German Munich Airport Group and ACSA
The German Embassy Pretoria supports the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) by granting nearly ZAR 190.000 for the equipment of the Solarteur trainings centre, ELIDZ’s competence centre for renewable energies.
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.