The German Consulate General in Cape Town will be closed from 23 October to 1 November 2019.
We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never condone it, let alone sweep them under the carpet. They are and remain ugly expressions of xenophobia, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
Commemorating the German National Day (Day of German Unity) and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites to the “Deutschlandfest” on the 9th of November 2019.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier pointed out in his speech in Wielun, Poland, that Germany, despite its history, was allowed to grow to new strength in Europe and in this world. He said that's why as Germans, we must do more for Europe, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
Minister Seehofer issues two decrees allowing restoration of German citizenship.
For an outsider who is lucky enough to live and work in South Africa, it is fascinating to see how the rule of law has taken centre stage in so many recent political issues – without this always being explicit, writes Ambassador Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
Cape Town's sewage plants are overburdened. The city's wastewater often flows unfiltered into the sea. The outdated sewage treatment plants are now being modernised. It is the first project of the European Clean Oceans Initiative, writes the Development Bank KfW.
In 2019, South Africa celebrates the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid. Since its first free and universal elections in 1994, Germany has partnered with the Rainbow Nation in order to support…
Whether in Brussels, Pretoria or Berlin, we all still face many challenges when it comes to elections. Voter participation certainly is a key one; getting young people out to vote in particular. South Africa unfortunately is no exception, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.