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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Government Committed To Supporting Players in Fuel Cell Industry

Fuel cell buses present an opportunity for South Africa to play a role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality of life

The South African government is committed to supporting efforts of all stakeholders in opening the fuel cells market for the benefit of the country. This was said by the Chief Director of Primary Mineral Processing at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Tapiwa Samanga. He was speaking…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

CEDAW Discusses Situation of Women in Germany, Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Micronesia With Civil Society Representatives

Representatives of non-governmental organizations from Germany delivered oral reports in which they expressed concerns that the rise in racism was not being adequately addressed and asked the Committee to urge Germany to evaluate structural racism and address its impact on migrant and refugee women

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with representatives of non-governmental organizations and a national human rights institution to hear information on the situation of women in Germany, Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Micronesia, whose reports will be considered during the second week of the session.…

Source: South African Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany |

South Africa, European Union Talk Trade

The meeting took place in the context of the entry into force of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA group in October 2016

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have met with the Ambassador of the European Union (EU), Dr Marcus Cornaro, to discuss bilateral trade relations. The meeting took place in the context of the entry into force of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

19 young ‘Namibian Ambassadors’ return from Germany

The 19 exchange students, who have recently returned from their exchange programme, were all equally enthusiastic about their stay

“My German exchange family made me feel so welcome and at home. They are like my second family now and I am already looking forward to the visit of my exchange partner in June.” The 19 exchange students, who have recently returned from their exchange programme, were all equally enthusiastic…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes successful participation in the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn

South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) which, in addition to the European Union (EU), the 20th member, have been meeting regularly since 1999 to discuss global economic policy coordination

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today concluded a successful working visit to Germany where she  led the South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bonn from 16-17 February 2017. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of 20…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti To Host Fuel Cell Bus Workshop in Cape Town

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform where South Africa can learn from the German experience with the successful roll-out of fuel cell bus pilots in various cities

Members of the media are invited to attended a fuel cell bus workshop that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government in Cape Town. The workshop will be held under the theme Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial Opportunities…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Fact-finding mission to Germany by UN expert group on people of African descent

We will gather information on any forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, Afrophobia and related intolerance, in order to assess the overall human rights situation of people of African descent in Germany”

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will undertake its first official visit to Germany from 20 to 27 February 2017 to study the human rights situation of people of African descent in the country.   “We will gather information on any forms of racism,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to lead the SA delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bonn

The G20, conceptualised to stabilise and strengthen the global economy, brings together the major advanced and emerging market economies, which together represent around 85% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has today, Wednesday, 15 February 2017, arrived in Germany where she will lead the South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, scheduled for  16-17 February 2017 in Bonn. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the Group of…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Media advisory for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region

The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30

Norway is co-hosting the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on 24 February, together with Germany, Nigeria and the UN. The deadline for applications for media accreditation is 21 February. The conference is being held at Scandic Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on Friday 24 February from 10:00 to 17:30. For programme and more…