The German dual system of vocational training combines theoretical education with practical work in a company and is highly regarded all around the world. For several companies and the industrial sector in Africa, it increasingly serves as a role model to fight youth unemployment and integrate young people into the labour market.
Germany’s vocational training system
The Namibian-German cultural project “Carmina Burana and Africana” will première in Windhoek and Swakopmund on March 16th and the 21st. The concept, made possible by generous finanical support from Germany's Foreign Office, was developed and implemented by the German SingAkademie Niedersachsen together with Windhoek's Amdi!Khoen Choir and Swakopmund's Mascata Youth Choir, merging the popular sounds of “Carmina Burana” with Namibian traditional music.
Carmina Burana & Africana
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. YDF has been used in 10 southern African nations since 2007.
GIZ project turned over to national football association
A Soul for Europe, a cultural coalition for a citizens’ Europe, is looking for the deeper meaning behind the continent’s political and economic concerns.
A Soul for Europe meets in Berlin
A photo exhibition offering an unprecedented and comprehensive historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid will open at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg 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