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Vehicle production at BMW

Exporting German vocational training

Apr 19, 2017 |
Steinmeier was congratulated after elected as president

Steinmeier is new German President

Feb 13, 2017 |

European Film Festival in South Africa

Apr 24, 2017 | Goethe-Institut South Africa
Film still from ''King of the Belgians''

The European Film Festival is back for the 4th time at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban from May 5 - 14. Each European film reflects the skills and take on the world of filmmakers who are not limited by national borders. The line-up of films represents 12 countries, including Germany's official entry into the category Best Foreign Film 2017.

Funding opportunities for Southern Africa

Apr 21, 2017 | DAAD
African Student

Each year, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind. Recently the DAAD Head Office renewed and expanded its In-Country/ In-Region Scholarships for Postgraduates in Southern Africa. Applications can be submitted until May 15, 2017.

Submission period for Green Talents Award now open

Apr 19, 2017 | DLR
Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany

Become a Green Talent, promote your research in Germany and benefit from an exclusive network of excellent green researchers. The goal of sustainable development is to find a balance between the need for socio-economic development and the need to preserve the environment, and to thus meet the requirements of present and future generations. The 2017 Green Talents competition will address ''Sustainable Production and Consumption''. Applications are open until May 23.

Dual training is a successful model

Apr 19, 2017 |
Vehicle production at BMW

The dual system of vocational training has proved an effective means of combating youth unemployment and skills shortages. Many countries would now like to introduce this model in partnership with Germany. Vocational education “Made in Germany” is a successful export. Germany is already collaborating with over 100 countries that have an interest in the German system.

Environment Expert Scholarships at German University of Excellence

Mar 28, 2017 | CIPSEM
Maple leaves

You are an expert in an executive position from a developing and newly industrialising country interested in environmental sustainability and striving to further your knowledge in this field? The German Ministry for Environment (BMUB), UNEP and UNESCO in cooperation with the Technical University Dresden are offering scholarships for four weeks to six month courses to further educate yourself in this field. 

German Football Ambassador nominated

Mar 20, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
Horst Kriete with Roland Bischof, repesentatives of SAFA and the German Embassy

Horst Kriete has been nominated for the "German Football Ambassador". Football and development aid are parts of his life for over 35 years now. 1979 he started his international carrier in Nigeria and was responsible for the training program of the national football federation. From 1997-2002 he was technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA. Since then, Kriete experienced a lot and influenced football in dozens of countries.

International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

Mar 8, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Young researcher at work in a laboratory

Many inspiring women such as Hildegard von Bingen, Maria Sibylla Merian or Marie Curie have shown the world what greatness lies within the supposedly weaker sex. However, women still today are often suppressed and do not have equal chances, rights or income as men. With the campaign theme #BeBoldForChange today’s (March 8) International Women’s Day encourages all to take action to help forge a better working environment and a more gender inclusive world.

Member of the German Bundestag Dr. Thomas Feist visits South Africa

Feb 28, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Meeting with students of the TVET College Ekurhuleni East College

Dr. Thomas Feist, Member of the German Bundestag (Parliament), visited Gauteng last week to gain personal insight into South Africa’s Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system. Thanks to a programme spanning from a visit to the Ekurhuleni East College to BMW Rosslyn, Dr. Feist was able to receive a broad understanding of the higher education and TVET system in the country.

The Einstein Fellowship for out-of-the-box-thinkers

Feb 21, 2017 | Einstein Forum
A young thinker can spend time at Einstein's summer house

The Einstein Forum and the Daimler Benz Foundation are offering fellowships to support outstanding young thinkers who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialisation, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches - following the example set by Albert Einstein. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2017.

South Africa and Germany to cooperate more closely on urban development

Feb 17, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
State Secretary Adler and Mr. Möring, Member of German Parliament, visited Maboneng

State Secretary Adler and Karsten Möring/Member of German Parliament visited Cape Town and Johannesburg for political talks. Germany and South Africa have been working together on the topic of integrated urban development since 2013. Last week Gunther Adler, State Secretary for Building, along with his delegation, visited South Africa to expand the cooperation between the two countries.

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