Just one day after German Ambassador Designate Walter Lindner and his wife Laura Sustersic arrived in South Africa they joined embassy staff for their Mandela Day activities. This year over 40 volunteers helped preparing a soccer field and playground for a Sowetan orphanage.
iloveLife.mobi - a new way to address the HIV/ AIDS pandemic
On July 21, lovelife launched ilovelife.mobi, an innovative, cellphone-based programme that promotes youth development and addresses the HIV/ AIDS pandemic by using incentives to change behavior. Germany supports this novelty with 2 million Euro (approx. 27 million Rand).
On January 1, 2015, Germany introduced a statutory minimum wage. Six months later, the first signs of success are appearing. The German Bundestag passed a law guaranteeing 8.50 Euro per hour from 2015 onwards.
Share your innovative idea at the Falling Walls Lab in Johannesburg, win a scholarship and travel in November 2015 to the finals in Berlin! The deadline for the Falling Walls Lab in Johannesburg is August 14, 2015. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on November 9, 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next?
Germany and South Africa have a firmly established energy partnership with a key focal area being renewable energy. On June 17, German company Nordex SE announced it had completed a second wind farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape, supplying 80MW of green energy to the national grid and demonstrating the power of the private sector to deepen and strengthen this cooperation.
Tax collection is a core function for every well-functioning state. Leadership in Tax Administration must be well-trained and equipped to handle today’s challenges, including tax evasion strategies. The German-African master’s degree course “Tax Policy and Tax Administration“ fills this need.
The German system of dual vocational training is unique. State, business and social partners work in close cooperation to continually improve this training model, geared to the real needs of the economy. This enables it to make a significant contribution to guaranteeing that the need for skilled workers can be met and thus to securing Germany's high level of competitiveness and productivity. Work-based learning ensures that both vocational and social skills are developed from day one.
The German-South African Binational Commission is held every two years, alternating between Berlin and Pretoria. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.
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