South Africa’s contemporary dance scene bursts to life in Johannesburg from February 26 to March 15, when the city again hosts the annual festival Dance Umbrella. The Goethe Institute is a long-time partner of the festival and this year is supporting three productions and a workshop for choreographers.
Johannesburg Dance Umbrella 2015
South Africa enjoys some of the best year-round sunshine in the world and could be the next photovoltaic superstar. It also has substantial wind potential. A new South African National Certificate (Vocational) optional subject, Renewable Energy Technologies, has been developed for the renewable energy curriculum. Its introduction should provide support to the budding industry as well as jobs for many with these new skills.
New renewable energy subject in national curriculum
German President Joachim Gauck will travel to Tanzania from February 2-6. During his visit he will have talks with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, members of parliament and civil society representatives in Dar es Salaam.
German President travels to Tanzania
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp by the Red Army in 1945. This year marks the 70th anniversary and Germany, through its leaders and special events, recognises this momentous occasion.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
A sustainable energy sector is key to achieving meaningful economic development in any country. Zambia has set a target of universal access to clean, reliable energy at the lowest economic, social and environmental cost by 2030. Germany's leading position in the field provides fertile ground for sharing expertise, both from the private and public sector.
Zambia looks to renewable energies
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama was in Berlin for a three-day official visit, including meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During his visit, Chancellor Merkel promised the West African state assistance in the fight against Boko Haram. The militia is perpetrating "abominable crimes", said Merkel following her meeting with Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama. They both advocated the establishment of an African intervention force.
Merkel supports the fight against Boko Haram
It's time to rethink urbanisation, especially taking the environment into consideration. In an effort to raise awareness about climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions, Germany's Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Those interested must register online by April 30 and submission deadline is May 31, 2014.
Competition “Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present”