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Leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and their spouses  in Hamburg

G20 Summit in Hamburg concludes

Jul 10, 2017 |
Embassy staff laying out a vegetable garden

German Embassy supports Mandela Day in Mabopane

Jul 18, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels (© German Embassy Pretoria)

Solar energy in Pretoria and beyond

Jun 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria

Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Aug 16, 2017 | FFO
Kids in Africa

Germany's guidelines for Africa - Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The German Goverment's Policy Guidelines for Africa set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

Apply for a work space in the brand new Hub@Goethe

Aug 15, 2017 | Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg has launched a brand new state-of-the-art library, including a Gamebox and a creative innovation hub called Hub@Goethe! The German cultural-language institute is currently accepting applications from individual or group creative projects and tech-driven startups for a free six month residency. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs with sustainable projects.

German-South African Cooperation in Supporting Research Careers

Aug 3, 2017 | DFG
South African scientists

The National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce their cooperation in funding bilateral doctoral programmes. To jointly support German-South African International Research Training Groups (IRTG), the NRF and DFG have agreed on a coordinated application and funding process. Proposals can be submitted until October 1.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Jul 28, 2017 | FFO
German Security Council candidature logo

Germany is applying for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2019‑2020 term. Germany’s candidacy pursues four key goals: Peace, Justice, Innovation and Partnership.

German Embassy revamps Lesedi la Batho facilities

Jul 18, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Embassy staff laying out a vegetable garden

For this year’s Mandela Day, acting German Ambassador Klaus Streicher and several dozen Embassy colleagues helped set up a vegetable garden and a soccer pitch for children in the Mabopane township north of Pretoria.

German scholarship opportunities for researchers

Jul 12, 2017 | Research in Germany

Are you a doctoral student or young researcher from abroad? Would you like to pursue a research project in Germany? Then do apply for an exciting scholarship from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme, Daimler and Benz Foundation, Kaiserslautern Research Matching or even a Networking Tour by the German Academic Exchange Service!

Chancellor Merkel presents results of summit at the closing press conference

Jul 10, 2017 |
Leaders attending the Group of 20 summit and their spouses  in Hamburg

Chancellor Angela Merkel is satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade, she reported at the close of the summit in Hamburg on July 8, agreement was reached that markets must be kept open. The major industrialised states and emerging economies also agreed to fight protectionism and unfair trade restrictions.

G20: Summit in Hamburg hosted by Germany

Jul 7, 2017 | FFO
Logo of Germany’s G20 Presidency

Germany is hosting a summit on July 7 - 8 in Hamburg for the Heads of State and Government of the major industrialised nations and G20 emerging economies. The motto of this year’s Summit is: building resilience, improving sustainability and assuming responsibility. During the Summit, a dinner for the G20 Foreign Ministers will also be held.

Germany supports introduction of quality certification for solar installations (“PV GreenCard”)

Jul 6, 2017 | GIZ Pretoria
Expert next to a solar panel

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched the PV GreenCard, a quality certification mechanism based on the German PV Passport (“PV-Anlagenausweis”), on May 26 in Johannesburg. The development of the PV GreenCard was supported by the German Government under the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN).

The Durban International Film Festival brings Germany to South Africa

Jul 4, 2017 | Goethe-Institut
The two young protagonists in ''Goodbye Berlin''

The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with a German focus. Ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop awaits filmgoers mid-July in Durban.

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