Culture, Education, Sport
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Cultural and educational affairs as well as sports play an important role in Germany`s foreign policy. The Cultural Section of the German Embassy in Pretoria is dedicated together with other German and German-South African cultural institutions to promote contact, co-operation and understanding between the people of Germany and South Africa.
The cultural ties between Germany and South Africa are diverse and lively. The cultural section of the German Embassy Pretoria maintains excellent working relationships with a number of South African and international partners to support local cultural organsations and activities, but also to bring the best of German culture to audiences in the Rainbow Nation.
Education plays a key role for German foreign policy as it is still the basic resource for global development and wealth creation.
Sport brings people together and builds confidence. Promoting sport is therefore an important pillar of German foreign policy. One important tool with which to do this is the International Sports Promotion initiative of the Foreign Office, which is directed to the development of grass-roots sport in developing countries and strengthening civil society structures.