On March 8, nations around the globe will celebrate International Women's Day. The commemorative date offers everyone the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of women, look back on the struggles and achievements of the past and look ahead to the untapped potential of the next generation of women. The theme for 2014 is “Equality for women is progress for all.”
International Women's Day 2014
March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a unique opportunity to celebrate the beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora, and raise awareness of the benefits of conservation. It also reminds everyone of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, with its wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. Africa confronts these challenges and Germany is a solid partner in the fight against wildlife crime on the continent.
World Wildlife Day
Get ready to go "Into the space" with SciFest Africa 2014, South Africa's largest science event. The annual festival, held in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, will take place from March 12-18. Germany, a strong partner to South Africa in Science and Technology, will be represented at SciFest by a number of its technology industry leaders, as well as academic and development cooperation organizations.
SciFest Africa 2014
The Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme handed over their successful YDF Toolkit to the South African Football Association (SAFA) at an official ceremony held in Johannesburg on February 27. Implementation and stewardship of the programme at the national level is testament to the effectiveness, sustainability and value of YDF.
GIZ project turned over to national football association
A photo exhibition offering an unprecedented and comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid will open at Museum Africa in Newtown on February 13. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, “Rise and Fall of Apartheid” presents over 800 photographs, artworks, films, videos, documents, posters, and periodicals.
Exhibit in South Africa on 20th anniversary of democracy
The German Missions in South Africa have outsourced the application process for Schengen visas to the external service provider Intergate Visalink. Applicants can now apply in one of the Visa Application Centres in Centurion,Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
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The German-South African Binational Commission, chaired by the South African Deputy President and the German Foreign Minister, is held every two years. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.