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Industrial solar heating project launched in SA

Industrial solar heating project launched in SA

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) have teamed up for the international ‘Solar Payback’ project, which aims to increase the use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes. The kick-off meeting took place in Johannesburg last month. [Read more]

Solar Payback Launch in South Africa

Solar Payback Launch in South Africa

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) joined forces for the international ‘Solar Payback’ project. The project is aimed atincreasing the use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes. [Read more]

Agoa vital for German companies in SA - CEO

Agoa vital for German companies in SA - CEO

 fin24 Feb 03 2017 | Carin Smith 

Cape Town - German companies in South Africa will be watching developments regarding the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) with keen interest, Matthias Boddenberg, CEO of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said. [Read more]

Five Business Delegations From Germany In Namibia This Year

Five Business Delegations From Germany In Namibia This Year

WINDHOEK, Namibia, On 21 and 22 November, 2016, a 15-member business delegation from Germany representing nine companies from the mining and infrastructure sectors visited Namibia, accompanied by Mr. Ullrich Kinne, Commercial Counsellor at the German Embassy, to explore business opportunities. This was the fifth German business delegation to Namibia this year.  [Read more]

Gauteng 'open for business', Makhura tells German chamber

Gauteng 'open for business', Makhura tells German chamber

 By: Anine Kilian
Contributing Editor Online | Creamer Media
9th September 2016

Government’s vision for the Gauteng province has not changed, despite the change of leadership from the African National Congress to a Democratic Alliance-led coalition in major metropolitan regions, including Johannesburg and Tshwane, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Friday. [Read more]

Western Cape business confidence has delinked - CEO

Western Cape business confidence has delinked - CEO

FIN24, Carin Smith.  | Aug 16 2016

Cape Town - Since 2014 there has been a "delink" of business confidence in the Western Cape from the rest of South Africa, with higher business confidence in the province compared to the rest of the country, Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro, told members of the SA-German Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. [Read more

EDGE 16th Edition: Manufacturing and the Future State

EDGE 16th Edition: Manufacturing and the Future State

Get to know more about your consular generals and chambers of commerce in the 16th edition of EThekwini Municipality's EDGE magazine.

Check out pages 61-62 to learn more about us!
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Biogas industry could contribute to job creation in South Africa

Biogas industry could contribute to job creation in South Africa

10th May 2016  by Anine Kilian - Creamer Media

The South African biogas industry is in its infancy and its true potential has not yet been realised, South African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia) VP Eddie Cooke said at a conference held in association with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Please click on the following link:
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/biofuel-industry-could-contribute-to-job-creation-in-south-africa-2016-05-10/rep_id:4136

German investors bet on positives in SA

German investors bet on positives in SA

Feb 19 2016 17:03 Carin Smith 

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address (SONA) and the ensuing debate on it in parliament, show the great emphasis the South African government places on attracting investors and avoiding further downgrades by ratings agencies, Walter Lindner, German ambassador in SA, told Fin24 on Friday.
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http://www.fin24.com/Economy/german-investors-bet-on-positives-in-sa-20160219

Beware of impact of new laws on investment - Chamber

Beware of impact of new laws on investment - Chamber

Cape Town - The negative impact of legislation like the investment promotion protection bill and the expropriation bill on foreign investment figures in South Africa will only become visible in future, cautioned Matthias Boddenberg, chief executive of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday.

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http://www.fin24.com/Economy/beware-of-impact-of-new-laws-on-investment-chamber-20160205

Germans warn of investment retreat following signing of investment Bill

Germans warn of investment retreat following signing of investment Bill

South Africa’s Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill, which was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma in December, is likely to dull the appetite of potential German investors, as provisions contained within the newly enacted legislation effectively deprive the investor of any protection against discrimination by domestic legislation or administrative Acts, says the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI).

Please click on the following link:
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/germans-warn-of-investment-retreat-following-signing-of-investment-bill-2016-01-28/rep_id:3182

Germany commits 78 million Euro for development cooperation to South Africa

Germany commits 78 million Euro for development cooperation to South Africa

Just before the summer recess Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and German Ambassador Walter Lindner signed two agreements worth 78 million Euro for new commitments for development cooperation between South Africa and Germany. About half of the allocated sum will be used to develop green energy in SA. The other half of the contribution will flow into HIV/Aids prevention, vocational and educational training as well as violence prevention and good governance.

Please click on the following link:
http://www.gicafrica.diplo.de/Vertretung/suedafrika-dz/en/__pr/2016/01/01-Dev-Coop-Commitment-SA.html

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