e-NewsMail | Spring 2018



Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC



Dear Reader,

Spring has sprung, promising to chase away some of the winter blues!  As such, it is a pleasure to present this SPRING Edition of our newsletter.

While the Cape has enjoyed plenty of rain, the northern regions are eagerly awaiting the summer rains. The dams in the Cape have reached levels not seen since 2015. We are grateful that the critical situation of the last season has ended for the time being. 

While it is a remarkable achievement of solidarity for the Cape and her people that the water consumption was reduced to 50 litres per person per day, it is also an urgent wake-up call to prepare for the future.

We must not sit back and think that a drought will not happen again. 

The opposite is the case: the time is right to establish a Water Management Competence Centre, where SA and German expertise are pooled into a partnership to sustainably deal with the challenges around water management in the Southern African region. The Chamber has prepared a project proposal for the German authorities to establish the regional water management Competence Centre in cooperation with our SA and German partners.

Meanwhile, there are many other challenges to be dealt with. Among them is the technical recession in SA, the desperate financial situation of a number of state-owned enterprises, and the slow progress in economic reform measures, all of which could lead to a further downgrade by the rating agencies.

Although we cannot expect much activity in these fields before the elections next year, preparation for the most urgent steps must start now. The Chamber and her members are looking forward to the economic stimulus package, which will be presented to parliament in the midterm budget on 24 October 2018.

More than a stimulus package, the national economy needs new investments from local and international investors, policy certainty, and stability of the regulatory framework. The one follows the other.  

Delegation of the European Union to South Africa recently published a discussion paper (available here [link]) outlining key challenges that would concern European investors as well as possible ways forward for the EU and South Africa. The EU, as South Africa's biggest investment partner, welcomes President Ramaphosa's strong commitment to building a new social compact around investment and many are optimistic that both sides of the story will be considered in investment decisions in the near future. This discussion paper should certainly stimulate worthwhile deliberation at this year’s Binational Commission. 

Unfortunately, the Bi-National Commission between SA and Germany, which was planned for October 2018, had to be postponed due to time constraints in the ministerial calendars. However, we can now look forward to a planned visit of the German Federal President, Frank Walter Steinmeier, to South Africa in November. Together with our partners in SA and Germany we are planning a forum, at which we will discuss the urgent topics in bilateral business relations. Please watch this space and our website: www.germanchamber.co.za

Best regards,

Matthias Boddenberg
Chief Executive Officer



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Upcoming Chamber Events

In case you missed our events:

Lofty Brainchild explains XBRL
Johannesburg, 14 August 2018 - Business reporting just got a whole lot easier. With Industry 4.0 galvanising a shift towards automated and interconnected processes, it only makes sense that business reporting should receive a streamlined make-over. The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) hosted the experts from Lofty Brainchild at its Johannesburg head office for a workshop centred around the latest product of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).   [Read more]

International Exhibition and Export Seminar
Johannesburg, 16 August 2018 – On the journey to breaking into international markets, nothing is more underrated than a trade fair. For all the efforts of social media and the Internet of Things (IoT), making a personal connection with international players in a high-energy environment is still considered a tried and true method of growing one’s professional network of clients and suppliers. Exhibiting at a trade fair is sure-fire way to meet international trade visitors with purchasing power, to showcase products and create export business for your company.
[Read more]

Building resilience into your business to manage South Africa’s changing environment
Johannesburg, 21 August 2018 – Open your local newspaper or industry-relevant B2B publication on any given day and you may be blown away by how easily this new legislation or that natural disaster just put a hole in your business prospects. Whether yours is a massive, industry-cornering enterprise or a young, but fast-growing, SME, you must be as resilient as your environment is unpredictable, for your business to reach its goals. [Read more]

How does Europe’s GDPR affect your South African business?
Johannesburg, 30 August – South African organisations are already familiar with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act 2013. If you’re also operating in the European Union or are looking to branch out into Europe, it’s best to get acquainted with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU’s own privacy law that came into effect on 25 May 2018. [Read more]

Building Connections: Joint event between the German and Spanish Chambers of Commerce
Johannesburg, 6 September 2018 – On a sunny, spring morning, members of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce met and networked with members of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) at the SAGCCI’s head office in Forest Town.  [Read more]

Members' Luncheon in Cape Town
The SAGCCI’s Cape Town office was pleased to host another of our ever-popular Members’ Lunches and we thank our members for attending this valuable networking event. Special thanks go to Mr Daniel Plato, Minister for Community Safety in the Western Cape, who was our Guest of Honour and Speaker at this Members’ Lunch. Guests at this event were very taken by his words and had much to discuss during the Q & A portion of the event as well as the lunch that followed. We have included the Minister’s speech here to satisfy your curiosity.


Members' Luncheon
Fully Booked

South African ICT delegation
will visit Germany

The Joburg Indaba
Johannesburg, South Africa

Zambian-German Water Partnership Day
Lusaka, Zambia

Incoming mission from Germany looking for suppliers

Business Delegation of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chambers of Commerce
Packaging Value Chain in South Africa





Advertise with the Chamber



Advertise in SA-German Chamber’s Annual Report
Access decision-makers throughout Germany & SADC by advertising in the Chamber’s Annual Report 2016/2017! The Chamber’s Annual Report is sent out to over 600 SAGCC members throughout Germany, Switzerland, SADC and South Africa as well as over 1000 business leaders, governmental departments, media and associations within South Africa and the SADC region. This year, the Annual Report centres on the theme: A regional approach to water management in Southern Africa. For more information,  please contact Claudia Schmidt at Tel: +27(0)11 486-2775 or cschmidt@germanchamber.co.za


Marktberatung Subsahara-Afrika   Augsburg, Germany

Bits & Pretzels, the leading European Startup Festival

African Development & Investment Convention (ADIC)
Zurich, Switzerland

Global Expo Botswana 2018
Gaborone, Botswana

Bazaar German School
Cape Town

The Deutsche Schule Durban
Golf Day

Kloof Country Club




GTAI Vacancy

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking for a Research manager for the Germany Trade and Invest office for the Southern African countries.

Task & Key Requirements:  Click here 

Email CV and certificates to:   lcomyn@germanchamber.co.za and fausi.najjar@gtai.de

Closing date for applications:  1st  of October 2018


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The Competence Centre: Mineral Resources (CC:MR)

Geschäftsanbahnung für deutsche Unternehmen im Bereich der Bergbauindustrie in den sambischen Kupfergürtel, 09.-12. Oktober 2018
Der Bergbausektor Sambias ist aufgrund der aktuellen Situation und der Entwicklungen in der Vergangenheit besonders attraktiv für deutsche Unternehmen. Aufgrund der niedrigen Weltmarktpresie für Kupfer der vergangenen Jahre schrieben insbesondere Minen im Kupfergürtel Verluste. [Mehr]

Roadshow Mining DRC - 14. – 18. Oktober 2018
Die Roadshow Mining wurde gemeinsam mit dem VDMA Mining konzipiert und besteht aus zwei einzelnen Reisen, die jedoch zeitlich zusammenhängend stattfinden. Die erste Reise führt in den sambischen Kupfergürtel und wird als vom BMWi geförderte Geschäftsanbahnungsgreise mit Schwerpunkt Bergbau durchgeführt. Im direkten Anschluss an die Geschäftsanbahnungsreise nach Sambia wird vom 14. - 18. Oktober 2018 die Roadshow Mining in die Demokratische Republik Kongo stattfinden. Der Schwerpunkt dieser Reise liegt ebenfalls im Bereich der Bergbauindustrie. [Mehr]

For more information, please contact:
Mr Gerard Mohapi at gmohapi@germanchamber.co.za
Mr René Zarske at rzarske@germanchamber.co.za 
Web: http://resources.germanchamber.co.za/en/


The Competence Centre: Mineral Resources (CC:MR)





The Competence Centre: Sustainable Energies (CC:SE)

Showcase Energy Efficiency Made in Germany 
Date:      12-16 November 2018
Place:     Johannesburg, South Africa

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry invites you to participate in the Showcase Energy Efficiency activity!

Successfully implemented reference projects are the key to illustrating the impact and benefits of energy efficiency.

The Showcase Energy Efficiency is a no-cost marketing opportunity for Energy Efficiency under the umbrella “Energy Solutions made in Germany”. It offers companies a platform to present their expertise and references with regard to energy efficiency  to a selected audience of multipliers, decision-makers from business and politics as well as media representatives in South Africa. 

For more information, please contact 
Mr Themba Msimang at tmsimang@germanchamber.co.za
Mr Jens Hauser at jhauser@germanchamber.co.za


Sustainable Energies






The Competence Centre: Training and CSR

Mechatronics Training Program
Learning… Practicing… Pioneering… that is what our Mechatronic Dual Vocational Training Program is all about.
Due to the Industry 4.0 revolution, the trend whereby automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies is becoming increasingly important and the key to productivity, Mechatronic remains a focus area
for the engineering industry. If you have an interest in mechanics and electronics, coupled with a natural ability for problem-solving, we have a place for you in our program.

This qualification will offer you countless career opportunities, including but not limited to, Artisan, Lead Technician, Production Line Operator, Automation Engineer, Control System Engineer, Data Logging Engineer,
Electrical/Electronics Engineer and many more within diverse industries, viz., Industrial Engineering, Automotive, Chemical, Electronics, Manufacturing, Computer automation and other related industries.

More about the application process.  

For more information, please contact
Ms Isabella Hlabangu at cats@germanchamber.co.za
Web: http://csr.germanchamber.co.za/


Bavarian Representation in
South Africa

Since 2007, South Africa has been active in marketing Bavarian industry, with the aim of supporting South African companies in their market entry into Bavaria. Meanwhile, the Bavarian representative office in Johannesburg also supports Bavarian companies with their expansion plans in southern Africa and in networking with local business partners.

Do you have any questions about Bavaria as an investment location? Please contact 
Matthias Boddenberg.
Visit the website here.




Western and Eastern Cape - Cape Town

In Memoriam - Jenny Doll from Get It Together

With great sadness, we’d like to share our heartfelt condolences with Jenny’s family, friends, and followers. Jenny was the picture of strength and determination until the very end. We are all blessed to have known her - someone who made it her mission to show others that nothing is ever in the way but on the way!  Rest easy, warrior woman. Always in our thoughts.

The SAGCCI’s Cape Town office is the best way to get connected to German and South African companies operating in  the Western Cape and Easter Cape provinces. To take advantage of this focused network as well as SAGCCI events in the Cape, contact Ms Anja Tambusso-Ferraz.

Regional Representative for the Western and Eastern Cape:
Ms Anja Tambusso-Ferraz

Tel. +27 (0)21 422-5577


German-African Business Summit (GABS) 2019

The 3rd German-African Business Summit is scheduled to take place from the 11th to 13th February 2019 in Accra, Ghana. This is where German and African businesses interests meet, where economic partnerships between Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa are strengthened and where business trends and market opportunities are explored. 

Kindly visit www.safri.de/gabs for more information




KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

We congratulate our colleague, Danilla van Jaarsveldt, on her new position as Head of the SAGCCI’s regional office in Durban! Danilla has been a part of the SAGCCI since 2011, having worked as a project manager and supporting our colleagues in our various Competence Centres. Many of our members have likely already met Danilla as she has been key in organising many of the SAGCCI’s events and delegations, having managed the Competence Centre for Food and Agriculture, and the Competence Centre for Recycling and Waste Management. As of September 2018, Danilla will be taking over the Durban office, while still managing the Competence Centre for Food and Agriculture, and the SAGCCI’s Immigration Services as well as representing trade fairs for koelnmesse.

Get in touch with Danilla to find out how you can get the most out of doing business in KwaZulu-Natal! 

Regional Representative for KwaZulu-Natal:
Danilla van Jaarsveldt 

Tel: +27 (0)31 335 1020


educataGhana 2018
29 November to 01 December

educataGhana is Ghana’s first international education exhibition and idea factory which covers all the major areas of education – basic education, higher education, technical, vocational and professional training.

Kindly visit www.educataghana.com
for more information.




Maputo Office

Business news Mosambik issue June 2018

Survey Trade relations Mozambique and Angola

There is still scope for growth for trade and investment by German companies in Angola and Mozambique. Therefore, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy commissioned the Chambers of Commerce (AHKs) in Portugal and South Africa to conduct a study to analyse decision-making criteria for market entry and investment decisions in the two countries. Based on this, recommendations will be developed on how AHKs can further support German companies through their market entry service offerings.

The purpose of this survey (1 minute max) is to provide a quantitative overview of business engagement in Angola and Mozambique. The results will be included in the study. Please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZXMFZZV

If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Claudia Schmidt: cschmidt@germanchamber.co.za. The survey is open until 30 September. We thank you for your participation..

Representative in Mozambique: Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann
Tel: +258 2149 3260
Fax:+258 2149 3258


About Schengen visa

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.




Lusaka Office 

Zambian-German Water Partnership Day in Lusaka 
The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the German Water Partnership (GWP) will organise the Zambian-German Water Partnership Day in Lusaka on October 11th, 2018. German and Zambian experts will present and discuss state of the art solutions for the Zambian water sector. Further information on the event, a preliminary programme and the German Delegation are available for download on our website

Representative in Zambia: Mr Johannes Kurt
Tel: +260(0) 97 42 52 091


 Messe Berlin





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.

For more information, contact us on tradefairs@germanchamber.co.za



Trade Fair Calendar




18-21 September

20-23 September

26-29 September

26-29 September

23-27 October

12-15 November

13–16 November

27-29 November
Valve World Expo

14 – 20 January 
imm 2019

19 – 27 January 
boot 2019

12 – 16 March
IDS 2019

17 – 19 March
ProWein 2019

21 – 24 May
Interzum 2019

25 – 29 June
GMTN 2019



 Messe Düsseldorf






AS-Motor Germany GmbH & Co. KG

AS-Motor – high grass and slope mowing technology

Committed to quality and innovation, AS-Motor Germany GmbH & Co. KG is the preferred manufacturer of professional mowing solutions for high grass and steep slopes. Today, AS machines are used worldwide.

AS-Motor is committed to sustainable design – embracing form in function. AS-Motor machines are manufactured without superfluous parts, their lightweight construction translates to more efficient power and their long service life reduces consumer waste. 90% of AS-Motor machines are made of steel and recyclable metal parts.

For more information, visit our website: www.as-motor.com


Landmark Attraction SA in partnership with Bussink Design is planning to install the world largest transportable Giant Observation Wheel in Guinness Book of Record.
Bussink Design, based in Switzerland, is responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the Wheel. The manufacturing was executed by Maurer German Wheels from Munich under an exclusive license in Europe.
Agreements are in place to commission this Wheel at a leading Resort in South Africa North West Province.
70% of R355 Million of funding is secured, we are seeking for equity partner to raise 30%.

email: sparkly007@gmail.com Cell:+27 73 272 139




German multi-national KSB announces breakthrough B-BBEE transaction in South Africa

KSB Pumps and Valves (Pty) Ltd (KSB) today announced that the company has achieved Level 1 B-BBEE status after Insikazi Synergies (RF) (Pty) Ltd (Insikazi), a 100% black women-owned company, acquired a 30% stake in KSB South Africa. This is a first for the multi-national KSB Group, a German listed company which operates through  subsidiaries around the globe. Managing Director for South Africa, Dr Sven Baumgarten, says; “Achieving Level 1 B-BBEE Status has marked a major milestone for us and is evidence of our philosophy of operating globally and thinking locally.  [Read more]


Job Vacancy - Mineral Processing Sales Engineer

HAVER & BOECKER Latinoamerica has an immediate opening for a
Mineral Processing Sales Engineer
Job Location: Johannesburg – South Africa.

For more information click here.




Geotech Recruitment

We are Geotech. We strive to be your recruitment partner of choice across the Manufacturing, Financial, Commercial, Engineering, Construction, Logistics and Warehousing, Telecoms, Technology, Mining, Power and Energy and Hospitality sectors in South Africa, across the African continent, and globally. 

Our consultants are driven and committed, and our team ethic is one of quality, accountability, trust and delivery. 

We offer permanent, contractual and executive search solutions. We are German speaking and familiar with German qualifications, standards and specifications. 

Annette Kinnear 082-600-6793 
JHB Tel: 010 286 1005 |  CAPE TOWN Tel: 021 671 3886
BB-BEE Level 2


Job Vacancy - Senior Secretary

Hetzner is looking for a Senior Secretary who is passionate about developing organisational efficiency and simplicity, by supporting the business and personal agenda of the CEO.

For more information click here.




First Human Capital
About First Human Capital

First Human Capital Special Security Services  Germany which is owned & managed by a South African with over 25 years' experience in US military, US Government Affairs & German Justice. Swiss Branch Office is run by a former Swiss Brigadier General. FHC is now offering their combined expertise in SA. Their German Task Force are former GSG9, SEK, Austrian Jagdkommando & NATO Special Units.

FHC unites both German expertise with local top SA operators to offer the best, possible service to government, foreign & local businesses in SA.

Every Team Member of FHC has a proven track record of over more than 500 National & International missions.

For more information visit our website www.first-humancapital.co.za


We offer 24/7 secure and hassle free valet parking for travellers travelling from OR Tambo International Airport.

Our aim is to make it as comfortable as possible and to allow you an adventure without the worry about the safety of your vehicle.

Please visit our website to view rates and other services offered.
You can book online, via WhatsApp, phone call, e-mail or Facebook.  24/7!!!

Contact us today to confirm your booking.

Kobus – 082 518 3691
Contact: Niki – 060 450 2299




Aolola Cape Town

Founded in 1998, Ailola Cape Town English School is ideally located in the popular and safe Sea Point neighborhood, just a block from the beach and promenade and close to lots of great bars and restaurants.
The school is also easily accessible from Cape Town’s other major sites and is just 10 minutes from the city center.

We’re a South Africa language school run by university-qualified local teachers and our comprehensive English courses not only teach you the ins and outs of the English language but also provide insight into the
diverse local culture and way of life in Cape Town.

We place great importance on the learning environments for our students and our school offers 7 spacious classrooms fully equipped with computers, plenty of natural light and free WiFi for students. Plus our unrivalled location means you can hit the beach every day after class and watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information visit our website www.ailolacapetown.com.


Job Vacancy
We are hiring: The DGRV - German Co-operative and Raiffeisen Confederation
is looking for one qualified candidate (f/m) for the position of a Regional Finance Officer/ Accountant.

We are setting up a Regional Finance office for controlling and supporting the DGRV Office in several countries in Africa. The project offices are serving to enhance the capacity of the cooperative Sector in the respective countries.

Full details

The Regional Finance Officer/ Accountant (f/m) will be based in the office in Pretoria. Starting Date: 1st November 2018











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.  http://www.portalafrika.de/






Talented and Ambitious Student Looking for Postgraduate Funding

Young, talented, hard-working, and ambitious individual looking for sponsor to cover tuition fees for the two-year master’s programme in Sustainable Development at the University of Stellenbosch. Why? The university has discontinued its merit scholarship programme in 2018. Without a sponsor, I would not be able to pay the tuition fees. I was born in Germany, grew up in South Africa and am now about to graduate from one of the highest-ranking universities for business and economics in Germany – as one of the best in my year. It is my desire to return to South Africa and take up postgraduate studies in the field of sustainability (one of my majors), and remain in the country thereafter. Taking the discussions about climate change and its implications as a backdrop: Finding ways to make our world sustainable, both economically and ecologically, is without a doubt the biggest challenge humankind has ever faced. However, with the right ideas and leaders, I believe that this is a problem that we can solve together. I am optimistic about what the future holds and see myself advancing the research in this field. Why Stellenbosch? Partly due to its academic reputation and because there is no better way to learn about sustainability than at the heart of a problem, in this case the current water crisis in the Western Cape.

Contact  Heidel Bekker on hbekker@germanchamber.co.za for more information.


Non-acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad to German parents pursuant to section 4 (4), first and third sentences, of the Nationality

Under what circumstances will my child not acquire German nationality automatically?

Nichterwerb der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit für im Ausland geborene Kinder deutscher Eltern nach § 4 Abs. 4 Satz 1 i.V.m. Satz 3

Unter welchen Voraussetzungen erwirbt mein Kind nicht die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit?





According to a study by CASTROL, Germany

  • 8 % of all vehicles on German roads show excessive amounts of fuel in the engine  
  • 10% excessive amounts of Glycol.

There is no reason why this should be different in South Africa.

Should this not be of concern for any responsible motorist? After all, his and his family’s safety could be at stake, never mind the financial loss. Almost 25% of all expenditure in South Africa relate to vehicles.

For the first time MOTORcheckUP enables us to check the health of “heard, lung, liver, stomach” (used as an allegory) or engine, transmission, power steering, brake system of any vehicle. Call it a “blood test” for vehicles. Abnormalities are detected and possible consequences of ignoring these warning signs are explained.

How accurate is such a test you may ask? TUV Sued, Germany is the world’s largest and best known independent accreditation authority. They have approved the testing method. The European patent authority as well as major non-European industrialised nations have issued patents, confirming the uniqueness of MOTORcheckUP. To top it all, the Ombudsman of the Motor Industry in South Africa has endorsed the product as well.

For less than a fast food meal we acquire peace of mind on the second most expensive investment, after housing, i.e. the motor car.

Tel. 028-2849910
Email: wklingenburg@motorcheckup.com 
Website: https://motorcheckup.com/za/ 


Ifo Institute:
World Economic Survey 
Looking for participants from Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The World Economic Survey is quarterly conducted by the ifo-institute in Munich and aims to give an accurate picture of the economic situation and forecasts for important industrial, emerging and developing economies. The Survey relies on the appraisals and expectations of economic experts in the respective countries. We are looking for experts from Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa who are interested to contribute their expertise about their country’s economy by filling out a questionnaire. Participants in exchange get free and timely access to the timeseries. For further information, please contact Dorine Boumans at boumans@ifo.de 




EMEA Import & Export Trade Fair 2018 – Berlin

The first B2B trade fair specialised on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 19 – 20 March 2019  at STATION-Berlin Convention Center in the heart of the city.

Here producers, manufacturers and suppliers from Africa and the Middle East will get into contact personally with mainly European purchasers (retailers and wholesalers). Furthermore, a trade regulations help desk for export to the EU and several logistics companies from the EMEA region will be present to facilitate exports and imports – all under one roof.

It is a major opportunity, for African start-up companies, SMEs as well as large enterprises to display their products in the EMEA-Market and to establish personal connections with potential buyers and business partners.

EMEA Messe invites African producers, manufacturers and suppliers of the following consumer goods sectors:
Clothing & Textile, Footwear & Leather goods, Food & Beverages, Household products, Cosmetics, Paper & Paperboard goods, Consumer Electronics, Medical Equipment, Sport Equipment and Logistic services

For more information please visit www.emea-messe.de.


How can Africa and Europe move forward together? 
African economies face a number of critical challenges, but also offer many opportunities. Unfortunately, most indicators suggest that large parts of Africa are not on track to address the critical challenges and leverage the opportunities. Africa’s and Europe’s challenges are linked in multiple ways. Accordingly, we want to discuss how Africa and Europe can move forward together by jointly developing and using evidence-based solutions.  
Leuphana University and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies  are pleased to invite you to the three-day conference "Africa and Europe Moving Forward Together – Evidence-based Solutions for African Development.” The conference held from January 24 to January 26, 2019, will be the inaugural conference. The focus of the inaugural conference is on ECONOMY and EMPLOYMENT. [Read more]




“Do good and talk about it”

Skills shortage impedes German exports
Global economic growth for the German industry is robust overall, despite global crises and trade policy challenges. After a slight slowdown in autumn 2017, German companies abroad are generally optimistic about the global economy.  [Read more]

Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Orchestra (Germany) in South Africa and Botswana
The Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Orchestra – one of the best ensembles of its kind in Germany – will be performing in South Africa and Botswana, with a programme that includes works by South African composer Hendrik Hofmeyr, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Ludwig von Beethoven. The ensemble will be conducted by the South African conductor Albert Horne, with Megan-Geoffrey Prins as the soloist. Concerts will be in Linder Auditorium Johannesburg (2 Oct, 19h30), Brooklyn Theatre Pretoria (3 Oct, 19h30), Maitisong Theatre Gaborone (6 Oct, 19h00), City Hall Cape Town (11 Oct, 20h00) and Endler Hall Stellenbosch (12 Oct, 20h00). [Read more

Nordex Group awarded big-ticket contracts in South Africa
Utilities ordering 80 turbines with a combined capacity of 252 MW
Hamburg, 12 September 2018. The Nordex Group has again received big-ticket contracts from South Africa to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 turbines for the “Garob” and “Copperton” projects. [Read more]


Why learn German? 
Ten Reasons to Learn German

Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of German will increase your options. When you learn German you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life: Click here




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Call for support

Searching for best practices in the working life for a more inclusive world of work!

The German Government commissioned an international study on accessibility,
which is conducted by the DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance).

The objective of the study is to find best practices around the world for an extensively accessible working environment in the private sector.

We need your support!

We are looking for enterprises, which have been already implemented strategies or practices to improve the foresighted accessibility and reduce barriers at the workplace.

If you want to support the study or need more
information, please check out our website and fill out the questionnaire



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