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The municipal elections are held on August 3 in South Africa. In both Germany and South Africa, municipal elections are important, as decisions made within the municipalities have a big impact on everyday life, especially with regards to schools, infrastructure and hospitals.
South African and German municipal elections
The Ingula pumped-storage hydroelectric scheme is a power station in the escarpment of the Little Drakensberg range straddling the border of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces. The hydro plant uses water from its upper reservoir to generate green electricity during peak demand. In off peak-periods surplus energy from the base load power plants is used to pump the water to the upper reservoir. The project was partly funded by German development bank KfW and several German companies were involved in its construction.
Germany supports South African hydro power plant
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
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
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.