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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.

German agricultural technology at the NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show

May 19, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
NAMPO 2017

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day is one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in the southern hemisphere. A delegation of the German Embassy Pretoria led by the head of the department of the Food and Agriculture, Erik Schneider, visited the annual show mid-May outside Bothaville in South Africa. German manufacturers exhibited their high-end products, these range from tractors and agricultural equipment, chemicals, fertilizers to extension services.

German Economic Affairs Minister Zypries travels to Durban

May 5, 2017 | BMWi
African female entrepreurs met with Minister Zypries

German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries is visiting South Africa from May 3 - 7, 2017. A high-level business delegation is accompanying her. The visit is centred around the World Economic Forum on Africa. The Forum is expected to attract more than a thousand political and business leaders from Africa and the world.

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.

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