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The Bavarian Ministry of Economics and Media, Energy and Technology and the Government of the Western Cape Province hosted an economic conference on July 11 in the Bavarian capital Munich. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was one of the guests of honor. This economic conference enabled potential investors an insight into the South African landscape, and offered German companies which are established in the Western Cape to provide a detailed report of their activities.
Western Cape Premier attends economic conference in Munich
In cooperation with the German Cultural agency Goethe-Institut and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the German Embassy Pretoria has funded this year’s 9th edition of Talents Durban in South Africa. Taking place during the 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), the five-day programme aimed to support 20 young film professionals to be from across the African continent.
German Embassy Pretoria supports young film talents
Earlier in June, German research minister Johanna Wanka launched the ‘Seas and Oceans’- themed German Science Year 2016/17 that will run for 16 months. The Science Year features activities on marine issues and research to inform and engage the German population with what is happening in our seas.
German Science Year 2016/17 ‘Seas and Oceans’
On June, 6, German Ambassador Walter Lindner visited the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) in Uitenhage, an industrial town located in the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1946, the subsidiary of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is the largest German investment in South Africa and a major contributor to skill development and technology transfer.
Volkswagen intensifies activities in Port Elizabeth
Vocational Education and Training creates jobs for youth in Germany. It is also a priority for our development cooperation to support South Africa's fight against youth unemployment.
Vocational Education and Training
In 2014, South Africa received around 70,000 asylum applications, making the country the sixth-highest recipient of asylum claims worldwide. In recognition of the global increase of forced migration, the German government has increased its support for the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). DAFI empowers Refugees in South Africa since 1992.
German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) in South Africa
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.