e-NewsMail | Winter 2018

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC

 

 

Dear Reader,


The deadline for the new mining charter has been extended to the end of August 2018. The Minister of Mineral Resources did so to allow for more time for consultation around the principle “once empowered, always empowered”. SA-based industries welcome this extension, which also offers government time to listen to the opinions and concerns of locally-based businesses in this regard. However, it clearly points to the dilemma of investment in this important sector of industry in South Africa. 

How should any investor and, especially a new foreign investor, deal with the ever-shifting goalposts of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment? German companies in the country have supported the transformation of the economy by actively engaging in the process. But what about the government’s target for new foreign investment amounting to 100 bn USD? 

Money is a very shy animal and doesn’t like uncertainty in the regulatory environment. New foreign investment, as well as local investment, needs an enabling environment. One of the pre-conditions is a consistent, reliable and sustainable policy framework for the transformation process.

The same applies to the discussion about a possible change of the constitution with regards to the debate around “expropriation without compensation”. As expressed so many times, a change of the constitution might not be necessary according to many legal minds. As the old saying goes: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!

After a number of years of economic policy uncertainty, what the economy needs now is a period of stability in order to gain stability and resilience to face the challenges that will come in the future. A trade war between the major economic powers is looming and SA’s economy must be prepared for the difficult times ahead.  The risk of sliding into yet another recession is simply too great and would have disastrous consequences for many people.

On a different note: The Bi-National Commission between South Africa and Germany will take place toward the end of this year. No exact date has been set yet. This important meeting will deal, not only with the economy, but also with training and education, and cultural co-operation between the countries. It is an opportunity to make the voices of businesses heard. The Chamber conducted a survey and identified a number of issues. There is still time to express your concern and give your input. Please send your comments to us: bnc@germanchamber.co.za

Last, but certainly not least: The Annual General Meeting of the Chamber took place on June 21, 2018. The members of the Chamber elected a new Board of Directors. 

Ms Sabine Dall’Omo was re-elected President, Mr Tim Abbott re-elected as Deputy President and Mr Peter Falke re-elected as Vice President of the Chamber. Dr Dieter Kovar, Mr Jens Papperitz and Mr Pfungwa Serima will serve as additional Directors. Mr Seth Phalatse and myself will continue to serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

Congratulations to all re-elected members! The Chamber’s management and staff are looking forward to a continued good and successful cooperation! 

Kind regards

Matthias Boddenberg
Chief Executive Officer 

 

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

Siemens (Pty) Ltd

 

ThyssenKrupp Representative Office for Southern Africa


 

Gold Sponsors

DSV

Lufthansa

 

Schauenburg (Pty) Ltd

 WerthSchröder

 

 

 

CHAMBER NEWS

 

Upcoming Chamber Events

In case you missed our events:

Master Class: Digital Transformation Roadmap and Building Blocks
Johannesburg, 07 June 2018 – The fourth Industrial Revolution is taking the world by storm and, not only is it here to stay, it will only keep evolving further from here on out. While previous industrial revolutions revolved around power, mass production and computers, this game-changer is seeing companies go digital or risk disruption. The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry had the pleasure of hosting Dr Harry Teifel of Disruptas and Mr Ansgar Pabst of Ansgar Pabst Consulting, who gave a timely seminar on the "Digital Transformation Roadmap and Building Blocks".  [Read more]

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment: Amended codes demystified, opportunities abound
Johannesburg, 14 June 2018 – In spite having been instituted over a decade ago, Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) is still leaving business owner scratching their heads. What seemed straightforward, initially, proved to need more fine-tuning and amendments to the codes and scoring system are causing greater confusion and panic as companies race to implement these new changes. [Read more]

AdA International "Train the Trainer": changing a life, building a future
Johannesburg, 11 July 2018 – As much as companies want to invest in South Africans and contribute to the dream of Radical Economic Transformation, many of these companies do not have the time or resources to train up young, skilled workers. Even those that can spare the money and time still find themselves confronted with this obstacle: a lack of knowledgeable and understanding mentors to successfully impart the training curriculum to apprentices while keeping them motivated to pursue a specific profession. These young apprentices need a mentor or trainer. But who trains the trainer? [Read more]

 

German Business Table “Stammtisch” MAPUTO
only in August

16.08.2018
International Exhibition and Export Seminar

21.08.2018
Building resilience into your business to manage South Africa’s changing environment

19-23.11.2018
Business Delegation of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Chambers of Commerce
Packaging Value Chain in South Africa


29.11-01.12.2018
educataGhana 2018

11-13.02.2019
German-African Business Summit (GABS) 2019

 

 

 

Advertise with the Chamber

 

OTHER EVENTS,  CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITIONS

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

 

30 July - 01 August 2018
3rd Annual SADC
Industrialisation Week

Windhoek, Namibia 

27.08-02.09.2018
FACIM (Fair Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial of Mozambique)

30.09-02.10.2018
Bits & Pretzels, the leading European Startup Festival

 

 

 

Exclusive Members’ Discounts
Being a member with the SA-German Chamber just got even better! To help you make the most of your partnership with us, we are offering discounts with various hotels, airlines and car rental companies around our offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Lusaka exclusively for our members. If you are a member with the SA-German Chamber and would like to take advantage of these deals or would like to give your company exposure on our list of discounts, please contact Claudia Schmidt at cschmidt@germanchamber.co.za.
>> Booklet 

 

Become a Member!

Become part of the largest bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa and get access to these
excellent service offerings and more.

 

 

 

The Competence Centre: Mineral Resources (CC:MR)

Mr Gerard Mohapi is the new, Project Manager for our Competence Centre Mineral Resources. Mr Mohapi holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After completing his studies he joined Goldfields in Westonaria and Completed the Graduate Development Program. During the program Gerard obtained a National Rock Breakers Certificate (Mining Qualification Authority), Safe Production Supervisors Certificate (Sibanye Gold Academy) and a Surface Mine Overseers Certificate (Xstract Training Services). Upon Completing the project he worked as a Miner in Ultra Deep Level Gold Mining and was eventually appointed as Production Supervisor. He eventually left the mines and gained experience as an Entrepreneur before joining the German Chamber
 

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)

Electra Mining Africa 2018: German Pavilion at Africa’s leading trade fair

Electra Mining Africa will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 10 to 14, 2018. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is sponsoring a German Pavilion in response to an initiative by VDMA.
Registration is now open

 

 

 

The Competence Centre: Sustainable Energies (CC:SE)

Mr Themba Msimang is a Project Manager in the Competence Centre Sustainable Energy within the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Themba cut his teeth in the automotive industry of South Africa, where he worked for a German automotive supplier (Pretoria) in procurement and logistics. Motivated by the dynamic environment South Africa proffers, Themba opted to change tack and pursue further studies in public policy and international business at the University of Cape Town. Subsequent to this, he held consulting positions (Cape Town) responsible for political risk analysis, communication and market intelligence. Themba holds degrees in Logistics and Supply chain Management as well as in Public Policy and International Relations. Although Themba was born in Russia and lived in Germany for 14 years, he is a South African citizen who speaks English and German – inter alia -  fluently.

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

 

Sustainable Energies


EUREM


SARETEC

 

 

 

The Competence Centre: Training and CSR

The Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with various institutions (i.e AIDC, Sedibeng TVET College, DHET) and various companies have agreed to offer a 3.5 years mechatronics technician training in accordance with the German training system. Particular attention is paid to the training of young people from the townships of Gauteng. MERSETA is the official training authority, which certifies the local degree and is involved in the process from the outset and the DIHK certifies the international degree.

The Mechatronics Bridging Programme still needs your support. In order to kick off the recruitment of apprentices, we are reaching out to companies who are interested in either taking apprentices or sponsoring apprentices. Please contact Isabella Hlabangu on cats@germanchamber.co.za for more information or if you are interested in participating. 

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.

Newsletter Business Bavaria 03

 

 

 

Western and Eastern Cape - Cape Town

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
Fax. +27(0)21 424-3136
capetown@germanchamber.co.za

 

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. For the GABS 2019, up to 750 participants are expected – many of which are decision makers in businesses, associations, and politics.

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

 

 

 

KwaZulu-Natal - Durban

If you are looking to connect with German and South African businesses operating in KwaZulu-Natal, get in touch with the SAGCCI’s Durban office and get involved in various networking events and delegations. To take advantage of these opportunities, contact Ms Lea Heidemann at lheidemann@germanchamber.co.za

Regional Representative for KwaZulu-Natal: TBA 
Tel: +27 (0)31 335 1020
Fax: +27 (0)86 679 0862
durban@germanchamber.co.za

 

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

Inforunde Mosambik/Südliches Afrika am 10. September 2018
Die IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg lädt zu einem Informationsgespräch mit Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann, dem Repräsentanten der Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammer (AHK) für das südliche Afrika am Standort Maputo (Mosambik) ein. In einer lockeren Atmosphäre und einer kleinen Runde können Sie sich über die wirtschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Perspektiven in Mosambik und im südlichen Afrika austauschen. Die AHK unterstützt Sie gerne zu Themen wie: Marktinformationen, Markteintritt, Vermittlung von Geschäftspartnern und Dienstleistern vor Ort, Aufbau dualer Berufsbildungsangebote und Verzahnung von Privatsektorförderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit.

Dr. Friedrich Kaufmann ist Ökonom und Bankkaufmann. Bevor er nach Afrika ging, arbeitete er im Institut für Mittelstandsforschung in Bonn. In Mosambik leitete er die Wirtschaftssfakultät der Katholischen Universität in Beira (UCM) und arbeitete für die GIZ als Programmleiter im Wirtschaftsministerium (MIC) in Maputo. Danach war es als selbstständiger Berater 5 Jahre in Subsahara Afrika und Lateinamerika im Bereich nachhaltiger Wirtschafts- und Privatsektorentwicklung unterwegs.

Interessierte Unternehmen und Organisationen sind willkommen und wenden sich bitte an den EZ-Scout der IHK Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Herrn Gerhard Weber - Tel.: 0228/2284 171 or Email: ez-scout@bonn.ihk.de.

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

 

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 

Sambias Lebensmittelproduzenten sind optimistisch
Johannesburg (GTAI) - In Sambia sind neben kommerziellen Farmern auch internationale Agrarkonzerne aktiv. Allerdings fehlt dem von der Regierung verfolgten Farmblock-Programm bis jetzt der Durchbruch. Aktuell soll ein Partner aus China das Areal in Kalungwishi entwickeln. Wieder zuversichtlicher sind die Nahrungsmittelhersteller. Dank höherer Kupferpreise gibt es mehr Arbeit in den Minen. Der formelle Einzelhandel profitiert davon. Problematisch sind die Importkonkurrenz und hohe Stromtarife. [Mehr]

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

 

 Messe Berlin

 

 

 

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.

For more information, contact Ms Innocentia Mazindo on tradefairs@germanchamber.co.za

 

 Koelnmesse

Trade Fair Calendar

 

 

 



21-25 August
gamescom
 
25 August -
02 September
CARAVAN SALON &
TourNatur

02-04 September
spoga + gafa

18-21 September
InnoTrans

20-23 September
Kind+Jugend

27-29 November
Valve World Expo

26-29 September
REHACARE

26-29 September
photokina

23-27 October
ORGATEC

12-15 November
MEDICA

 

 

 Messe Düsseldorf

 

 

MEMBER NEWS

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AS-Motor Germany GmbH & Co. KG

AS-Motor Germany GmbH & Co. KG


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's robust devices are engineered for demanding terrain such as extreme inclines, high grass and dense growth. A major innovator in high grass mulching, the company from Germany has experienced continuous growth in recent years. AS-Motor places top priority on practical devices that facilitate efficient work for the user, even in adverse conditions.

The new AS 1040 YAK 4WD flail ride-on mower
Contact us!

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

 

DOUGLAS PARK RETIREMENT VILLAGE
Douglasdale/Sandton (Johannesburg)

From time to time we have vacancies and can offer
accommodation in houses ranging in size from

2 bed, 1 bath, single garage (130 sq.m, incl garage)  to
3 bed, 2 bathrooms, double garage (178 sq.m, incl garage)
Life-Right Prices from R1,6m

Further details available from
Manfred Schütte  011 704 5370 
e: peltrust@mweb.co.za 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Cars invests 600 Million Euro in expansion of East London plant 


Mercedes-Benz Cars will produce the next generation of the C-Class in East London (South Africa) and expand the plant with an investment of 600 Million Euro. This includes the construction of a new paint shop and a new body shop, an upgrade of the assembly shop and new logistic warehouses. 
 

Overall the new buildings comprise an area of approximately 100.000 sqm, this reflects an addition of two thirds of the already existing buildings for the passenger vehicle production. The new workshops will incorporate environmental friendly and state of the art technologies.
 

“With the investment of 600 Million Euro we are significantly expanding our plant in East London and equipping it for the future. The decision to have the new generation of the C-Class built in East London re-affirms the plant and Mercedes-Benz South Africa. The investment is also a sign of our commitment to South Africa and efforts to revive economic growth as well as the socio-economic development of the East London region,” stated Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain, during the visit of His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa to Mercedes-Benz plant in East London. [Read more]
 

 

VACANCY: Accountant at the Goethe-Institut South Africa

Please note that the following is published in German language only, as a good understanding of German is required to apply.

Das Goethe-Institut e. V. ist das weltweit tätige Kulturinstitut der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Wir fördern die Kenntnis der deutschen Sprache außerhalb Deutschlands und pflegen die internationale kulturelle Zusammenarbeit. Darüber hinaus vermitteln wir ein umfassendes Deutschlandbild durch Informationen über das kulturelle, gesellschaftliche und politische Leben. Für die Mitarbeit in der Abteilung Verwaltung des Goethe-Instituts Johannesburg suchen wir zum 01.09.2018 oder früher. [Mehr]

 

 

 

spartan

Spartan is 36-year-old Non-Bank Finance Company, which is focused on financing Small & Mid-sized businesses. Spartan provides Growth Finance; Bridging Finance; Specialized Asset Finance as alternative finance solutions, when compared to traditional funders. We also provide Supply Chain Finance programs within corporate businesses - where Spartan pays suppliers earlier whilst allowing the corporate to extend their creditor payments. Furthermore, given Spartan’s inherent focus on financing SMEs we have harnessed this natural alignment with B-BBEE to, in turn, create niche B-BBEE solutions for large corporates.

For more information visit our website www.spartan.co.za

 

Resource Sector Mozambique!

After years of relative stability and growth, Mozambique is currently facing a period of macro-economic turbulence. Unstable global prices, high partly unexplained foreign debt and strong inflation slowed down growth and led to a shortage of forex.

[For the full report click here]

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

Portal.Afrika


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/

 

PortalAfrika

 

 

 

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.

 

CLARIANT SSC IN POLAND

Clariant Global Business Services (SSC), located in Poland, is a part of a leading, specialised chemicals company, headquartered in Switzerland. We provide end-to-end services through Clariant divisions in the regions of EMEA, APAC (Asia-Pacific) and Latin America:

  • Finance, accounting and receivables
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Order management

We are currently looking for candidates, who speak English and additionally one of the following languages, and have at least one year of experience in the above-listed specialisations:

  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

For more information, please contact: Agnieszka Kaplon –
Recruitment Team Leader, Agnieszka.kaplon@Clariant.com, tel. : +48 728 821 349t

 

 

 

HEALTH CHECK FOR VEHICLES

According to a study by CASTROL, Germany

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

AMGA ENGINEERING PTY LTD

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

 

Winery

Tikveš Winery – one of the largest wineries in Southeastern Europe, and regional leader in the production of fine wines, is looking for the right individual to join our team in the role of: 

Wine Grape Agronomist
Oenologist / Winemaker

Located in Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia

If you are interested in the position and adequately fulfill the requirements, please send your cover letter, resume, list of references and compensation and benefits requirements to careers@tikves.com.mk

 

 

 

Matieka

Der deutsche Karneval Stellenbosch – „MatieKa“ – feiert in diesem Jahr das vierte Schnappsjubiläum. Am 27. Juli startet das närrische Treiben in ein Wochenende mit viel Spaß und wenig Schlaf auf dem „Van der Stel-Gelände“ in Stellenbosch. Mit der Verkündung des neuen Prinzenpaares geht es los. Man kann sich auf witzige Büttenreden, gut eingeübte Tänze und vor allem auf die hübsche Garde freuen. Langeweile kommt garantiert nicht auf. Nach der Show wird bis spät in die Nacht getanzt, gesungen und gelacht. Am Internationalen Abend sind weitere spritzige Reden und Tänze am Start, und die Party geht erst richtig los. Am Sonntagvormittag wird sich mit dem Kehraus verabschiedet und wer will, kann danach den versäumten Schlaf nachholen.

Falls es Fragen zu der Veranstaltung, oder Weiterem gibt, haben Sekretärin, Präsident und Vorsitzender immer ein offenes Ohr und sind unter folgenden Kontaktdaten zu erreichen:

secretary.matieka@gmail.com
president.matieka@gmail.com;
vorsitzender.matieka@gmail.com
 

 

AHK ANNUAL REPORT 2017

The key strength of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) lies in their enormous network. Their contacts with business representatives in Germany and the host countries as well as with politicians, institutions, associations, and other opinion leaders enable the AHK network to connect the right people at the right time. The AHKs provide contacts to potential business partners, represent the interests of companies vis-à-vis decision makers in politics and public administration, and position German companies on the global market at the early stage of new trends and developments. 

[Download the Report]

 

 

 

“Do good and talk about it”

Südafrika buhlt um Investitionen
Johannesburg (GTAI) - Südafrika wirbt mit der Botschaft eines Neubeginns um die Gunst ausländischer Investoren. Korruption und der Zerfall staatlicher Institutionen hatten das Investorenvertrauen stark erschüttert. Die Wirtschaft geriet in eine Abwärtsspirale. Der neue Präsident Cyril Ramaphosa macht sich nun an die Aufräumarbeiten und bringt wieder Zuversicht ans Kap. Wie Stimmen von Wirtschaftsvertretern zeigen, dürfte Südafrika auch bei deutschen Unternehmen an Attraktivität gewinnen.  [Read more]

AHK-Jahresbericht 2017
Die entscheidende Stärke der AHKs liegt in ihrem enormen Netzwerk. Die Kontakte zu Wirtschaftsvertretern in Deutschland und den Gastländern, ebenso wie zu Politik, Institutionen, Verbänden und anderen Multiplikatoren, ermöglichen es dem AHK-Netz, die richtigen Personen zur richtigen Zeit zusammen zu bringen. So vermitteln AHKs Kontakte zu potenziellen Geschäftspartnern, vertreten die Interessen der Unternehmen gegenüber Entscheidungsträgern in Politik und Verwaltung und positionieren die deutsche Wirtschaft frühzeitig bei neuen Trends und Entwicklungen auf den globalen Märkten. [Read more

 

Deutschkurse in Pretoria

German Language courses: Now also in Pretoria! We’ve extended our course programme and you can now learn German at the premises of Alliance Française in Sunnyside, Pretoria. Choose from weekly Beginner’s courses on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. Course fee is R 3.600.  Register here

 

 

 

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