The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg has launched a brand new state-of-the-art library, including a Gamebox and a creative innovation hub called Hub@Goethe! The German cultural-language institute is currently accepting applications from individual or group creative projects and tech-driven startups for a free six month residency. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs with sustainable projects.
Free work space at new Goethe-Institut facility
Germany's guidelines for Africa - Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The German Goverment's Policy Guidelines for Africa set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.
German Government Policy Guidelines for Africa
The National Research Foundation South Africa (NRF) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are pleased to announce their cooperation in funding bilateral doctoral programmes. To jointly support German-South African International Research Training Groups (IRTG), the NRF and DFG have agreed on a coordinated application and funding process. Proposals can be submitted until October 1.
Joint application for International Research Training Groups
South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched the PV GreenCard, a quality certification mechanism based on the German PV Passport (“PV-Anlagenausweis”), on May 26 in Johannesburg. The development of the PV GreenCard was supported by the German Government under the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN).
Solar just became safer with the PV GreenCard
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.
German Energy Agency invites company concepts
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Wolfgang Niedecken, frontman of the Cologne rock band BAP jointly wrote an opion piece. Niedecken was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his charity work, the focus of which is Africa. On June 12, Niedecken and Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina performed at the German Foreign Office.
Foreign Minister and BAP rockband frontman on Africa
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