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German Chancellor Merkel with African representatives in Berlin

G20 Africa Conference

Jun 13, 2017 | FFO
The chronic medication dispensing unit

Innovative medicine dispenser wins award

May 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Vehicle production at BMW

Exporting German vocational training

Apr 19, 2017 |

German Embassy Pretoria is going solar

Jun 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels (© German Embassy Pretoria)

The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar!  A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Smart solutions for energy conversion

Jun 19, 2017 | dena
Energy Efficiency Awards 2012

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

On the death of Helmut Kohl

Jun 19, 2017 |
Helmut Kohl

Following the passing away of former German Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl, members of the public and officials are invited to sign a condolence book at the German Embassy Pretoria, 201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 09h00 - 16h00 and Thursday, June 22, 2017, 09h00 - 16h00. In Cape Town a condolence book is available at the General Consulate (5th Floor, 4 Stirling Street, Zonnebloem) on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 09h00-16h00, Thursday, June 22, 2017 09h00-16h00 and Friday, June 23, 2017 09h00 - 12h00.

“Building bridges between Europe and Africa”

Jun 14, 2017 | FFO
Foreign Minister Gabriel and BAP frontman Niedecken

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Wolfgang Niedecken, frontman of the Cologne rock band BAP jointly wrote an opion piece. Niedecken was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his charity work, the focus of which is Africa. On June 12, Niedecken and Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina performed at the German Foreign Office.

Focus on Africa – G20 Africa Conference in Berlin

Jun 13, 2017 | FFO
German Chancellor Merkel with African representatives in Berlin

“Africa has a very high profile in Berlin at the moment,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. On June 12, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received representatives of African countries at the G20 Africa Partnership conference.

Together for Africa’s future

Jun 12, 2017 |
G20 Africa Conference

On June 12 -13, 2017 representatives of the G20, international organisations, African countries and investors will gather in Berlin for Germany’s G20 Africa Conference “G20 Africa Partnership – Investing in a Common Future”.

German Finance Minister on an investment framework for Africa

Jun 12, 2017 |
Innenminister Wolfgang Schäuble

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wrote a byline article outlining Germany's objective to boost private investment in Africa.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

May 24, 2017 |
Chancellor Merkel stressed the significance of climate change

"We share a common fate," declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Representatives of 35 states were in Berlin from May 22 - 23 to discuss how the Paris Agreement on climate change can be effectively implemented.

German-South African development cooperation project “Pharmacy of the Future” wins prestigious award

May 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
The chronic medication dispensing unit

Joint German – South African program ‘Pharmacy of the Future’ won the First Prize at the first ever ‘German Global Health Award’ in Berlin. The successful partnership between Mach4 Automationstechnik and Right to Care was funded by the German Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ). The prize was awarded by German Minister of Economic Affairs, Brigitte Zypries on May 17.

German Football Ambassador awards presented at the Foreign Office

May 22, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
World champion Miroslav Klose won the honorary award

Football ambassadors shape Germany’s image all over the world. German footballers and trainers actively bridge borders. On May 18, there was an award ceremony for the winners of the “German Football Ambassador." Horst Kriete, who was a technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA from 1997-2002, won this prestigious award.

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