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 The outdated sewage treatment plants are now being modernised.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
It's crucial to address the many facets of one's history: to not accept the easy answers, but to take a closer look; to debate our past openly and controversially. Even if that is painful, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
At Germany’s initiative, the UN Security Council is addressing sexual violence in conflicts – Foreign Minister Maas will act as chair
The micro-project scheme is part of Germany's overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards, to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas.
“I don't believe constitutional patriotism ever means complacency with the status quo. On the contrary, it means to me that it's crucial to get involved.” Here's Ambassador Schäfer's latest opinion piece News24.com. On pride, patriotism and proper pronunciation.
On April 12, Ambassador Schäfer sat down with Careth Cliff on his radio Show. Listen into the interview.
“What a great and multi-faceted, welcoming and hospitable, complex and complicated country!,” read Ambassador Schäfer's interview with The Diplomatic Society #DiplomaticallySpeaking