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Chancellor Merkel's party won the election despite vote losses

German general elections 2017

Sep 25, 2017 |
Migrants Crisis Meeting with EU and African states

Chancellor Merkel on Paris meeting

Aug 30, 2017 |

Facts, not false promises

Oct 23, 2017 | FFO
Rumours about Germany aims to debunk refugee rumours

A new German Foreign Office website aims to get the facts out to migrants, making them less susceptible to rumours spread by human traffickers.

Micro projects funded by the German Missions in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland

Oct 17, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Sister Martha Modiba at the Unjani Clinic in Midrand

The micro-project scheme is part of Germany's overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas.

President of the German Church Day visits South Africa

Oct 17, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
President of the German Church Day Christina Aus der Au

Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year with a series of public events, exhibitions and lectures. Professor Christina Aus der Au, the president of the German Church Day, is in South Africa this week to meet church leaders and engage in debates about the role of the Protestant church 500 years after the Reformation.

German National Day celebration in Pretoria

Oct 2, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Embassy staff and a choir from Mamelodi

On September 28 Ambassador Kampmann welcomed over 600 guests to his residence in Pretoria to celebrate the Day of German Unity, the German National Day.

#KhombiSAGermany - ”Let us show you Germany” in style

Oct 1, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria

The German Embassy Pretoria has rebuilt a VW Kombi 1971 model to showcase German culture, language and lifestyle in South Africa. #KhombisSAGermany is a word play with the isiZulu expression “Khombisa” (to show) and the English nickname “Kombi” for the VW bus in South Africa. The bus features a modern-style interior to allow for open discussion with South Africans wherever she drives. KhombiSA is branded in German national colours and the retro design of the 1970s.

Germany has voted

Sep 25, 2017 |
Chancellor Merkel's party won the election despite vote losses

Angela Merkel can remain German Chancellor. The major parties have lost a lot of ground. The AfD will be represented in the Bundestag for the first time. The FDP returns to parliament after an absence of four years.

EU's cooperation with Africa to be stepped up

Aug 30, 2017 |
Migrants Crisis Meeting with EU and African states

Europe and the African states intend to step up cooperation in the fight against criminal human traffickers – Europe is to provide more support for the African states. That is the outcome of a meeting between the Chancellor and the French President Emmanuel Macron on August 28 in Paris with representatives of other European and African states.

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.

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