e-NewsMail:SAGCC Newsletter | January 2017

Dear Members and Friends,

On behalf of the Directorate, Senior Council and staff of the Chamber, I would like to wish all our members and friends a happy, healthy and successful year in 2017!

Once again, the year will most certainly hold a number of challenges for local and foreign companies in South Africa.

In December 2016, Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry in South Africa, gazetted the draft regulations on mediation with regards to the Investment Promotion and Protection Act. Most South Africans and their foreign counterparts had already gone into “Holiday Mode”, so the publication basically went unnoticed by many.

In essence, the regulations are very far from the mediation rules as promoted by the International Bar Association (IBA).

Only to mention 2 points of concern:

  1. The regulations of the Department of Trade and Industry stipulate that mediation will only be available if and when government and the investor have agreed to go for mediation. However, the Act defines the mediation as a legal right of the investor. In so doing, the regulations limit the right of the investor in spite of what is stipulated in the Act. 
  2.  It is a rule, according to the mediation rules set by the IBA, that the outcome of the mediation process is a written and signed binding settlement. This is not contained in the mediation regulations of the Department of Trade and Industry. 

All in all, the regulations as gazetted by the Department fall short of expectations of foreign investors and do not entice foreign investment in the way that is urgently needed to deal with the economic challenges in SA.

(Please click here to view the regulations on mediation)

On a more positive note: The German African Business Summit is going to take place in Nairobi from 8 – 10 February. It will be a meeting of German and African Business representatives a number of important topics.

(Please click here to view the program)

We have to bid farewell to Ambassador Walter Lindner. 

Walter Lindner, the German Ambassador in South Africa arrived in the country on July 17, 2015. Ambassador Lindner previously served as the spokesperson of the German Foreign Minister, Germany’s Ambassador to Kenya, Director for Sub-Saharan Africa in the German Foreign Office and as the Special Representative of Chancellor Merkel for the Ebola Crisis.
Ambassador Lindner received a call from the newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, to return to Berlin and to serve there as State Secretary.

We wish Ambassador Lindner all the best, and plenty of success in these (globally) difficult and challenging times.

Best regards

Matthias Boddenberg
Chief Executive Officer


Ambassador Walter Lindner

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CHAMBER NEWS

Digitising Manufacturing in the G20 –
Initiatives, Best Practices and Policy Approaches
16 – 17 March 2017, Berlin

The conference takes places on 16 March from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (registration at 08:45 am) and on 17 March from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm
(registration at 08:00 am) at the Berlin Congress Center (bcc).

Please register here for the programme click here.

AHK World Business Outlook

The AHK World Business Outlook is based on a survey conducted by the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHKs). The survey took place in September 2016 and gathers the feedback from about 2.200 companies.  [Read more]

Training and CSR

In the interest of engaging our members with the tangible and sustainable upliftment of local communities, our Competence Centre: Training/CSR is integrating the Commercial Advancement Training Scheme (CATS) back into the Chamber. This training programme is structured according to the German Dual System, which integrates theoretical learning with practical experience within the workplace. The recruitment of trainees for 2017 has just been completed. We invite our members to take these young and very promising candidates under their wing and support a tried and tested programme that has produced truly valuable and efficient employees.

To learn more about the programme and how you can get involved, contact Isabella Hlabangu at cats@germanchamber.co.za

Contact: Isabella Hlabangu
Head of the Department
Tel. +27 (0)11 486 2775
Fax.+27 (0)86 649 7934
Email: cats@germanchamber.co.za

The Competence Centre: Mineral Resources

As the South African market is one of its focus areas, the Centre is based in Johannesburg. However, other countries of the SADC region will be covered, specifically Zambia, Zimbabwe and the DRC. [Read more]

Save the Date: 7th of March 2017
The Council for Geoscience, the German Mineral Resources Agency and the Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invite you to the workshop:
Investor‘s and Procurement Guide South Africa

Contact: Lea Heidemann
Project Manager
Tel.  +27 (0)11 486 2775
Fax. +27 (0)86 687 1656
Email: lheidemann@germanchamber.co.za
Web: http://resources.germanchamber.co.za/en/

The Competence Centre: Sustainable Energies (SECC)

The SECC aims to be an information, networking and advisory platform for the industry and is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. The SECC is based in Cape Town.

Contact us
Jens Hauser
Head of Department
Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3324 
Email: jhauser@germanchamber.co.za

Markus Wolf
Project Manager
Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3324
Email: mwolf@germanchamber.co.za

Frankfurt Office

The Chamber could garner the support of Mr Walter Engelmann as a consultant for members and friends in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr Engelmann, a longstanding friend of Southern Africa and expert in the bi-lateral trade relations between SA and Germany will focus on representing the Chamber at business events in Germany and support the Chamber’s delegations from Germany to SA and vice versa. (Please click here to see the profile)

Representative in Frankfurt: Walter Engelmann
Tel: +49 6198 7588
Frankfurt@germanchamber.co.za

Mozambique Office

Business News

Please find attached the latest edition of our economic newsletter.
View tender-search-results here.

Representative in Mozambique: Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann
Tel: +258 2149 3260
Fax:+258 2149 3258
maputo@germanchamber.co.za

Zambia Office

Business News

Please find attached the latest edition of our economic newsletter.

"Back to Work 2017 Networking Breakfast"

Friday, 3rd February, 2017
Lusaka, Zambia
Intercontinental Hotel
07:00am - 09:00am

The American, British and German Chambers of Commerce are pleased to invite you to a jointly organized "Back to Work 2017 Networking Breakfast". 2016 has been a tough year for Zambia's economy, with low copper prices, currency fluctuations and power shortages continuing to weigh on the country's economic performance. Despite these obstacles, international companies seem to have continuous confidence in the businesses opportunities Zambia's private sector keeps in store for the long run. With the "Back to Work 2017 Networking Breakfast'" the organizing Chamber of Commerce's want to offer an outlook from the private sector for the forthcoming year. [More]

Representative in Zambia: Johannes Kurt
Tel: +260(0) 97 42 52 091
lusaka@germanchamber.co.za

MEMBER NEWS


BASF in South Africa contributes to social upliftment programme. 

  • BASF South Africa donates R50 000 to the Missionvale Care Center for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Social upliftment, donations and employee volunteering form an integral component of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.

BASF South Africa recently contributed a further R50 000 to the Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth. The Centre is an inter-denominational, non-profit organization committed to providing quality care and support to improve the lives of the people of Missionvale, an impoverished area of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole.  The Centre houses, amongst other facilities, a child support programme, feeding programme, HIV/AIDS support programme, community centre and school.  [Read more]


Your partner in Business Cash Solutions

Investec Business Cash Solutions create customised solutions to suit your business’ unique cash flow requirements.

Our range of cash investment products offer you capital preservation, security and competitive returns, while a team of dedicated Relationship Managers focus on delivering a superior and informed service. What’s more, there are no bank charges and you have 24/7 telephonic or online access to your funds. [Read more]

To partner with us, contact Neetesh Vanmari on +27 76 060 2473 or email neetesh.vanmari@investec.co.za 

**The rate quoted is the annual effective rate, based on a deposit of R100 000, in the 32 day notice account, with no access and where no notice has been placed for 30 days.The interest rate earned is based on a fixed differential to the prime rate, which is subject to change. The rate will be confirmed at the time of dealing.

The BRAINFORCE Group

BRAINFORCE AG was established in 1979 in Switzerland (Headquarters in Zurich) and is a leader in this industry, including in South Africa. The BRAINFORCE Group maintains an international M.A.S.T.E.R.3-Pool®, which contains in excess of 5.000 carefully selected and specialized interim managers and project managers with many years of industry-critical professional experience, available at short notice. [Read more]

Agility East Africa

Agility is one of the world’s largest integrated logistics solution providers with 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries and annual revenues in excess of US$4.3 billion. 

Across Africa, Agility is developing a network of international-standard warehouses and built-to-suit facilities that offer reliable infrastructure and consistent power and connectivity in secure environments.

Agility moves cargo from anywhere in the world to any destination safely, on time and on budget.  Agility also develops and manages fuel infrastructure and distribution, airport services and ground handling, remote site camps and catering, and customs modernization solutions across Africa.

For more information please contact Deanne de Vries at ddevries@agility.com or +258 843 699 140.


Schauenburg Systems, Enriching lives through Education

Schauenburg Systems, as part of the Schauenburg International–Africa Group, acknowledges Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an important component of its corporate citizenship and as such believes in the sustainable development of previously disadvantaged individuals and communities. Its focus is on projects and initiatives in the areas of education and training. This year, Schauenburg Systems approached Khatlamping Primary School, situated in Tembisa to discuss the school’s academic needs. After discussions with the school Schauenburg agreed to assist the school with the following projects:

  • A maths and science hub; and
  • The development of languages and social science hubs.

You will find the longer version of the news release here.


Currencies Direct are one of the first non-bank, foreign exchange payment specialists established, boasting over 20 years’ experience. With a global footprint that spans across 22 branches, they’ve helped over 150,000 satisfied customers save money on their overseas money transfers.

The approach they take is one of a ‘private bank’, protecting your wealth and maximising its value in foreign currency; all whilst employing a combination of market knowledge, precise timing and support and guidance from their friendly currency experts.

For overseas money transfers, preparation and processing of SARB applications, SARS tax clearance and more, contact them today.

www.currenciesdirect.com


Touchdown! Lufthansa’s first Frankfurt - Cape Town flight arrives

On 2 December 2016 the new direct year-round Lufthansa flight between Frankfurt and Cape Town, will depart the German financial capital and carrier’s main hub at 22:10, scheduled to arrive in the Mother City at 9:30 on 3 December 2016. The newly retrofitted Airbus A340-300 boasts 279 seats and offers the new Intercontinental Business Class (30), new Premium Economy Class (28), and Economy Class (221).  [Read more]

Gravity Risk Consultants International

Founded in 2014 Gravity Risk Consultants International has a directorate whose range of expertise places this organization at the forefront of the security industry. With combined experience that spans military security, mining security, risk management and close protection as well as economics and global business.

This unique dual perspective, led to the desire to establish an organization that would change the face of security in South Africa by having the resources to understand the perspectives of both a client and supplier in the security sector.

Why choose Gravity Risk? www.gravityriskconsultants.co.za

HACCP Training Course – with a difference

IQM Group is offering a 1-day intensive training course for food and beverage

Numerous organizations around the world have adopted the HACCP planning approach as their “first line” of defense against unwanted consequences in the event of poor quality, unsafe food due to contamination and failure to meet regulatory requirements. From ample industry experience, many of these HACCP Plans are inadequate lacking the thoroughness in implementation and validation. [Read more]

Who should attend this HACCP training?

  • All personnel responsible for or involved with food safety
  • HACCP Team members and internal auditors
  • Personnel involved in procurement, preparation and handling of food and beverage
  • Senior managers responsible for food safety, quality and legality.

Press Release - Norwegian air ambulance uses South African Poynting antenna

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation is the largest ideal membership organization with nearly 700,000 members. The goal is to save lives by strengthening air ambulance service throughout Norway. This is done through thorough research, development and cooperation with other emergency services. [Read more]


WTS is a new growing consulting group based in Centurion, South Africa. We support companies of all sizes in South Africa and abroad as well as institutions of all different types of legal forms. Our clientele includes multinational groups, national and international medium-sized companies and high net-worth individuals doing business in South Africa and throughout the Africa region. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, WTS has put a clear focus on tax consulting services with no statutory auditing of financial statements for clients. We can therefore be a strong advocate for our clients without the restrictions of auditor independence and regu-lation. [Read more]

For more details follow us on www.wts.com or contact charl@wts-southafrica.com


Can Human Resources be automated?

If only people were as predictable as computers...

But humans are complex beings and it would be impossible to create an IT system or app that mirrored human behaviour.

With this in mind, is it feasible to try to implement computer systems in the management of people? HR Automation is nothing new, and has been with us for decades already. But is it really possible to use such technology with complex human beings?

We have written an article where we analyse this question and offer some advice on how to get the best possible results from HR Systems. We would like to invite you to learn more about this subject, by just clicking here.


TREASURES4U
The sole distributors of Tchibo and importers of other quality products from Germany/Europe have launched their online shop: www.treasures4u.co.za (South Africa only).
German food available online in addition to our other products
Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on new products and the latest news

ACO is pleased to announce the acquisition of ROFO ENGINEERING

The ACO Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rofo Engineering, a leading manufacturer and supplier of stainless steel drainage systems and grease traps in South Africa.
The ACO Group is the world market leader in drainage technology. With its integrated approach, ACO stands for professional drainage, efficient cleaning, and the controlled discharge or reuse of water. [Read more]

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS


Portal.Afrika www.portalafrika.de

Auf der Website Portal.Afrika berichten Germany Trade & Invest und die Deutsche Industrie- und Handelskammer für das südliche Afrika (AHK Südliches Afrika) in einem gemeinsamen Projekt über Wirtschaft und Märkte in Subsahara-Afrika. Portal.Afrika betrachtet branchen- und länderspezifisch das Wirtschaftsgeschehen im Subsahara-Afrikaraum, liefert Marktprognosen und detaillierte Fakten über Projekte und Ausschreibungen, informiert über Veranstaltungen sowie über wirtschaftliche Hintergründe.

Business 20 (B20)

The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue with the global business community. On September 4 2016, the leading German business associations BDI, BDA, and DIHK, mandated by the German Chancellery, assumed the B20 presidency. [Read more]

Maritime Logistics and Port Management

The first international Online Degree Programme in maritime logistics

Shipping and port management is a highly complex business. It requires an excellently trained workforce. The new Online Bachelor Programme “Maritime Logistics and Port Management” qualify industry professionals for their next career steps. WINGS - Wismar University (Germany), a renowned provider of part time studies for professionals, and bremenports have designed the first online degree course for the maritime industry.

This 8-semester B.Sc.-course will be delivered completely online. Interaction with professors is ensured via interactive video lectures and live tutorials. Students will gain valuable insights into the industry thereby shaping their personality. The course begins in the summer term of 2017.
Registration deadline is 28 February.

Visit http://www.wings.de/maritimelogistics for further information.

LUXURY PENTHOUSE APARTMENT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS FOR SALE IN KILLARNEY

Architect designed and situated in a legendary art deco heritage building in one of the famous Parks areas of Johannesburg, this outstanding property is ten  minutes away from the Rosebank Gautrain;  within walking distance of an excellent shopping mall and within 5 kilometres of all major religious places of worship.  Close to the Johannesburg Zoo, botanical gardens, major hospitals and some of the countries finest schools with easy access to the highway and the Sandton and city business hubs.

Finished to an extraordinarily high standard, with marble flooring throughout and the finest wool carpeting in the main lounge and bedroom wings, the apartment consists of two ensuite bedrooms with adjoining sitting rooms and walk-in luxury dressing rooms.    All Bathrooms and the guest cloak room have marble flooring and the finest fixtures and fittings.

The superb open plan kitchen off the dining room, is fully integrated with Miele appliances including a built in coffee machine.  The Study with antique parquet flooring has a view of the Johannesburg urban forest and is fully equipped for the modern business man or woman.

All chandeliers, light fittings and wall paper are imported.   The apartment is fully curtained in luxury fabric of the highest quality.

To take advantage of the spectacular views the penthouse has a roof top entertaining and relaxation deck with heated splash pool, solid wood decking, and lush plantings.

The apartment is air-conditioned throughout, has wifi and data points throughout, and has fully automated sound and security systems in every room.

The Building offers a 24 hour Concierge and complete security.  Owners have two private underground parking bays and single separate staff accommodation.

PRICE ON APPLICATION |  VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT

Contact: Sarah Jackson on sjjackson@telkomsa.net



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Do good and talk about it

Gemeinsame Initiative von BMZ und BMWi für wirtschaftliches Engagement in und mit Afrika

Anlässlich des zweiten Zukunftsforums "Globalisierung gerecht gestalten" im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) haben Bundesentwicklungsminister Müller und Bundeswirtschaftsminister Gabriel ihre neue Initiative für mehr Investitionen in und Handel mit Afrika vorgestellt. Das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) und das BMZ tragen mit der Initiative dazu bei, dass mehr deutsche und afrikanische Unternehmen in afrikanischen Staaten nachhaltig wirtschaftlich aktiv sind. Das schafft Arbeitsplätze, Lebens- und Bleibeperspektiven vor Ort. [Read more]

Porsche launches educational training project

Porsche is rolling up its sleeves to help socially disadvantaged young adults in South Africa by opening the new Porsche Training and Recruitment Center in Cape Town.

From mid-2017, a total of 75 young men and women will be given the opportunity to train as service mechatronics at the new Porsche Training and Recruitment Center in South Africa across three academic years. This training will unlock career opportunities for the young adults, not only at Porsche itself, but also with other brands in the VW Group. The programme is specifically designed to cover a wide range of topics, in order to provide trainees with a broad spectrum of opportunities. This project is being organised in association with Don Bosco Mondo e.V. together with its Don Bosco Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP) in Cape Town and the Porsche importer in South Africa, LSM Distributors (Pty.) Ltd.. The three parties have signed an official memorandum of understanding today at the Porsche Centre in Johannesburg. [Read more]

The Tree House Boutique Hotel

Cape Town, The Tree House Boutique Hotel is set to launch in April 2017, adding another wonderful venue to trendy Green Point. [Read more]

Second German-African Business Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

From February 8 to 10, 2017 the Second German-African Business Summit (GABS) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya. The first German-African Business Summit took place in Berlin in September 2015. Back then, some 400 participants from the worlds of business and politics from Germany and Africa have been given the opportunity to discuss Africa's prospects and potential and to make new contacts. In 2017 the conference will be held in Africa for the first time. [Read more]

Tesla acquires small German firm Grohmann Engineering

Tesla has acquired a small German engineering firm and aims to build the “world’s most advanced factory” with its help. On closer examination, what sounds like an ordinary news items from the M&A market kindles a great deal of imagination. After all, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is one of the most inspiring figures in Silicon Valley at the present time. [Read more]

Upcoming Chamber Events

03.02.2017
Back-to-Work
Lusaka


03.02.2017
Back-to-Work
Cape Town
MEMBERS ONLY

07.02.2017
International Trade Seminar

09.02.2017
CCMA Overview Session

07.03.2017
Investor‘s and Procurement Guide South Africa

Ball of HOPE 2017  
on Saturday, 13 May
at the Westin - Cape Town

Other Events

08-10.02.2017
German-African Business Summit 2017

11.02.2017
COMETSA PMS The LEKGOTLA WAY
NETWORKS & FORUMS 2017

21–22.02.2017
9th Annual Africa Energy Indaba 2017

Save the date:
18.03.2017
Rotary Am Kap Gartenfest

14-17.03.2017
South African Metal Casting Conference 2017

30-31.03.2017
Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017

05.04-07.04.2017
Green Ventures 2017
in Leipzig

07-08.04.2017
Investment Management Exhibition (IME) 2017
in Frankfurt

Don’t miss your chance The IME offers a variety of opportunities to present yourself and your projects and to establish relevant contacts - whether you participate as an exhibitor, speaker in the conference program, or even as a delegate. We will work out the best solution for you together. As we consciously focus on exclusivity and direct b2b contacts, the number of exhibitors is limited. So don’t wait too long and secure your place at this unique investment event.

31 May and 01 June 2017
in Munich, Germany
Africa Construction Summit 2017

08-10.02.2017
German-Afriican Business Summit 2017

The second German-African Business Summit (GABS) will be held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 08 to 10 February 2017. After the great success of the first GABS in Berlin in 2015, this second conference provides the perfect platform for decision-makers in business and politics from Germany and the African continent.

Draft Program

You can find more on the event here: www.safri.de/gabs.

NAACAM SHOW

The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017.

NAACAM SHOW to drive localisation agenda

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

AGRIBUSDEV on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry invites all reputable and suitable qualified companies, or individuals to express interest in the development of the KATIMA-LISELO, ZONE, NECKARTAL AND TANDJIESKOPPE GREEN SCHEME IRRIGATION PROJECTS. [Read more]


3–5 May 2017
Engage in debates
Be a Leader of Today
Join the intergenerational dialogue
47th St. Gallen Symposium

Selina.Halusa@symposium.org

Suche nach deutschen Investoren

Windhoek/Berlin (cev) - Namibias Botschafter in Deutschland, Andreas Guibeb, will hochrangige Vertreter der niedersächsischen Wirtschaft und Politik treffen, um deutschen Investoren Namibias als Wirtschaftsstandort näherzubringen. [Mehr

NEW MEMBERS

These are the latest members that joined our network in the past two months.

Bavaria

Start-ups in traditional industries such as handicrafts, tourism, merchandising and the service industry account for the majority of basic start-ups. Here, medium-sized companies are developed which create jobs and training placements throughout Bavaria. [Read more]

TRADE FAIRS NEWS

The “Why, Where, When and How” to Exhibit…with the support of The Chamber:
If used correctly, a trade show can be one of the most effective marketing tools available to your company. Your targeted customers visit you, in large numbers, to experience your product in action and meet you face-to face.

REMEMBER

Please allow a minimum of six weeks to book your appointment and apply for your Schengen visa if you are a non-EU citizen. Online appointment booking system: Tel: 0861 00 22 45 or www.visa-germany.co.za. Please note that your personalised trade fair visitor entrance ticket and your proof of payment serves as your “invitation letter” when applying for your visa, if you are a South African citizen.

Trade Fair Calendar

Enquiries:tradefairs@germanchamber.co.za

07-09
February

GDS 

Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

05-09
March

EuroShop 

Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

19-21
March

ProWein 

Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

21-25
March

IDS

KoelnMesse
Cologne, Germany

04-10
May

Interpack 

Messe Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group

Brussels, 10 October 2016
Today the SADC EPA enters into provisional application between the EU and Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland. Mozambique is in the process of ratifying the EPA and will start applying the EPA once procedures are completed. Angola is an observer.

Under the SADC EPA, the EU will grant Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Swaziland 100% free access to its market. The EU has also fully or partially removed customs duties on 98.7% of imports coming from South Africa. The SADC EPA states do not have to respond with the same level of market opening. Instead, they can keep tariffs on products sensitive to international competition. This is sometimes called asymmetric liberalisation. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) removes customs duties on only around 86% of imports from the EU. Outside EPAs, the EU has never agreed before to such a degree of asymmetry in any free trade agreement. [Read more]


BWC Expat Coaching for the South African Environment

Brigitta Wurnig Coaching GmbH (BWC), one of the top executive coaching companies in Hamburg, Germany, now offers coaching for German executives who are navigating the South African business environment as Expats. BWC’s South African Country Manager, Pat Roberts, is an experienced executive coach based in Johannesburg. She is a South African citizen with experience in coaching executives on how to achieve maximum effectiveness in the South African culture and business environment.

If you are interested in achieving your best during your stay in South Africa, please call Pat on +27 (0)82 441 4623.

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VACANCY
Assistant to the Manager

 
The German Old Age Home is looking, with immediate effect, for an experienced Assistant to the Manager of the German Old Age Home in Richmond, Johannesburg.
 
The candidate will be part of a large service- oriented team caring for approximately 80 residents. The tasks include office administration, marketing of the home and maintaining excellent client and resident relations. Knowledge of German will be an advantage.
 
The successful candidate is to work 5 days per week. (i.e. 40 hours)
Computer – and bookkeeping skills are required. Bookkeeping up to trial balance.
Further details concerning the job, will be presented on application.

Please send your application and CV to the following address: thilo@earthlink.co.za 
for more information visit:  www.germanoldagehome.co.za
 
Closure of application: 1 March 2017

Seeking a position

I am looking for an internship or job in Johannesburg for 1-3 months in order to gain experience in an English-speaking country. My skills range from creativity to organisation. In the past, I, along with a partner, founded a company called Zwischenmass, which produced patterns for seamstresses. These we sold through fabric stores and via an online shop. I was responsible for the marketing of the company. To fit as many requirements as possible, I am willing to accept an occupation below my qualification.

Looking forward to hearing from you.  Please contact me on for more information nele@schinzing.eu 

German lawyer, with a Ph.D. in law looking for an employment in Cape Town

  • German lawyer, 34 years old
  • law studies in Heidelberg, Germany and Cape Town (UCT)
  • Dynamic Management Professional with excellent knowledge in general management and financial administation disciplines
  • efficient performance as a lawyer with a strong record of increasing profitability and improving operational efficiencies
  • well experienced in providing excellent service to clients and colleagues
  • enthusiastic team player with proven ability to manage and supervise a team of seventeen colleagues
  • successful academic record leading to the special achievement of a Ph.D. in law
  • excellent professional written and verbal communication skills in German (first language) and English
  • great organisational and interpersonal skills

If you are interested, please contact karoline.boehle@gmx.de for more information.

A German lawyer with a Ph.D. and LL.M. in law looking for an employment in Cape Town

  • German judge, 36 years old
  • law studies in Heidelberg, Germany and Stellenbosch, South Africa (LL.M., Master´s Degree)
    outstanding performance as a lawyer
  • as an established judge in a District Court able to face responsibility and familiar with highly complex legal issues 
  • successful academic record leading to the special achievement of a Ph. D. in Law
  • strong and persuasive personality willing to face new challenges
  • excellent professional written and verbal communication skills in German (first language) and English

If you are interested, please contact me: southafrica_lawyer@yahoo.de

Opportunities to live and work in Cape Town, SA

German Call Centre Agents - R 18k + incentive bonus and 1 X return flight per year.
 
Join the leading online marketing company (e-commerce/gaming) based in Cape Town. An exciting opportunity for German commerce graduates living in Germany, wanting to live and work in Cape Town for at least 2 years. You'll spend 3 months at a Training Centre in London, free accommodation included, whilst your work permit and Visa are arranged by in house immigration consultants. Once granted, you'll be based in Cape Town with 3 months free accommodation. You're independent, numerate, have a customer service aptitude and an ability to make decisions. Benefits included. Email your full CV to Leigh@adrt.co.za

SES in South Africa:
90 assignments since 1993

Senior Experten Service (SES) –
Foundation of German Industry for International Cooperation.
Senior Experts and Assignment conditions

SES is backed by about 12,000 retired Senior Experts, drawn on many years of professional experience and pass on their knowledge on a voluntary basis and train fellow workers in their subject fields all over the world. No costs are incurred to them through working for SES.
The services of SES are aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, public authorities, professional bodies and business associations, social and medical institutions as well as training institutions.

SES in South Africa
Areas covered: technology, agrarian sector, project management, tourism, financial sector, water & sanitation, health sector, schools and vocational training centers
Contact:  Danilla van Jaarsveldt on 0027 (0)11 496-2775
dvanjaarveldt@germanchamber.co.za


Goethe-Institut now offers language courses for kids aged 10 to 16

Kids from the age of 10 to 16 can now learn German at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. Our special youth courses are particularly designed for young learners and lead up to our official FIT certification. The next course starts on 15 July. We also offer an end of the year course running from 1 October to 8 December. This course can be booked with a 10% early bird discount for everyone signing up by  September.

For more information, call our language course office.

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