Germany’s Ambassador to South Africa, Horst Freitag, joined a lively, interactive discussion forum on August 14 at Stellenbosch University. The event was hosted by the Stellenbosch Political Science Association and addressed the topic “Towards a Better Africa.”
Stellenbosch hosts distinguished panel discussion
On August 18, the German Embassy invited German language students as well as German exchange students from the University of Pretoria to an open discussion themed „20 years of democracy in South Africa and 25 years Fall of the Berlin Wall”.
Discussion with students
On August 19, The German Embassy in South Africa donated sports equipment worth 1000 Euro to Moretele Primary School in Mamelodi near Pretoria. Representatives of the Embassy and the German School Pretoria (DSP) handed over two football goals, five footballs and an air pump. They agreed with school officials to intensify their cooperation in the future.
Donation for Moretele Primary School
Germany came in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world's major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
Energy Efficiency Ranking
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on November 9, 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. Share your ideas with fellow young scientists and professionals.
Falling Walls Young Innovator 2014
On June 19, 2014, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, signed a financing agreement worth just over R71 million with the German Development Bank (KfW) to extend a partnership aimed at bolstering violence prevention efforts in the province.
Germany commits to violence prevention
The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago inspired many South Africans, just as the end of apartheid 20 years ago inspired many Germans. Both events changed the face of the globe for the better. The German government and the German people wholeheartedly congratulate all South Africans on the 20th anniversary of the new South Africa and we invite you to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
20 Years Democracy in SA/25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall
The German-South African Binational Commission, chaired by the South African Deputy President and the German Vice Chancellor/Foreign Minister, 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.