Cooperation of Civil Society

Enlarge image Pupils in Senegal (© picture-alliance/dpa)

Apart from the co-operation at government level, the citizens of both countries also work closely together at many other levels. The partnership between German NGOs and their counterparts in South African civil society is an important element of these bilateral relations.

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German African Business Association (Afrika Verein)

German Africa Foundation (in German)

SAFRI (Southern African Initiative of German Business)

German Political Foundations represented in South Africa

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (affiliated with the CDU)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation (affiliated with the SPD)

Friedrich Naumann Foundation (affiliated with the FDP)

Heinrich Böll Foundation (affiliated with the Green Party)

Hanns Seidel Foundation (affiliated with the CSU)

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (affiliated with the Linke/PDS)

Cooperation of Civil Society


Afrika-Verein - German-African Business Association

The Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft - German-African Business Association - represents more than 650 German companies with business interests in Africa. These include the leading multinationals and a large number of smaller and medium-sized companies.  The Afrika-Verein is a well-established and respected institution (it celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009) with an unparalleled network of contacts in government, business and institutions in Germany with an interest in Africa.