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. The next session, chaired by the Foreign Ministers of the two nations, will take place this week in Pretoria.
Strengthening German-South African bilateral ties
At the international Green Economy Conference in Berlin on November18, Germany presented its research agenda for innovation and sustainability. It will serve as the guide for the nation's move towards a green economy. The Research Ministry will provide 350 million Euro for the strategic research agenda.
Germany announces 350 million Euro for strategic research
The Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in partnership with the ICCF Group and UNDP recently hosted the “Regional Summit to Stop Wildlife Crime and Advance Wildlife Conservation” in Arusha. Eight African nations attended. Germany further committed to supporting trans-border areas and collaboration in the region.
Multi-lateral meeting to address wildlife crime in East Africa
The German Ambassador to South Africa handed over a 5 million Euro check to the Acting Mayor of the City of Tshwane on November 9, to make Mamelodi East a safer place for its residents. During a concert to celebrate “20/25: 20 years fall of Apartheid, 25 years fall of the Berlin Wall” in Pretoria, Ambassador Freitag reconfirmed Germany's support to South Africa in overcoming the legacies of Apartheid.
Germany and City of Tshwane join hands to make Mamelodi safer
German reggae band Jamaram has joined with six Zimbabwean artistes to record an album due to hit the market next year. Tariro Ruzvidzo, a Zimbabwean artiste, who contributed a track to the upcoming album described the collaboration as “a priceless experience.”
Musicians from Germany and Zimbabwe team up for album
For the sixth time, the Green Talents Award will be presented by the German research minister to 25 up-and-coming scientists. Six of the winners are from Africa. A high-ranking jury of experts selected the winners from more than 800 applications representing over 100 countries.
Green Visionaries from 20 Countries on Tour in Germany
Innovation on wheels: Venture Bus gets jump start from four leading global technology companies as its major sponsors. Bus backer AMPION announced on October 17 that leading global IT, healthcare and satellite giants will support entrepreneurial talent in Africa.
Merck, MTN, SAP, Microsoft and Inmarsat sponsor AMPION Africa