GIZ have been committed to supporting political change in South Africa since 1992. It operates on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and international organisations and institutions, such as the European Union. GIZ is also implementing various ambitious education programmes, focusing not only on skills development but also on youth development and the BMZ’s weltwärts volunteer programme.
Thematic priorities in German development cooperation with South Africa are:
*Governance and administration
*Energy and climate
*HIV/AIDS ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). Its basic principles are freedom, justice and solidarity. In South Africa KAS activities focus on the implementation and further development of South Africa's multi-party democracy and the rule of law. Further objectives of the work are an enhancement of parliament's control function, the support of federal structures, the fostering and monitoring of regional integration processes and the promotion of civil society. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Hanns Seidel Foundation is a german political foundation close to the bavaria political party CSU. The development cooperation in South Africa has its focus on
* Capacity and institution building
* Seminars on Human Rights and The Rule of Law
* Support of research on causes and the effects of crime
* Support of research on violent conflicts in the region and the African continent
* Prevention of conflicts
* Support of development and training in democratic values and professional skills for administrations on regional level.
* Training for local councillors in the Western Cape Province. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) is a private, cultural non-profit institution, committed to the ideas and basic values of Social Democracy and the labour movement. With its work in South Africa, the Foundation supports the process of political, social and economic transformation thereby wishing to contribute towards reinforcing democracy. Fields of activity are:
Support of democracy
Foreign and security policies
Economic and social policies ... [according to site editor's information]
The CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute concerned with policy formation, implementation, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of the CSVR is to utilise its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture within South African governance and society. The Centre focuses on violence that is generated during democratisation and looks at conflict which results from the reconstruction and development of impoverished communities. ... [according to site editor's information]
Das Portal „SÜDAFRIKA – Land der Kontraste“ beobachtet, berichtet und analysiert Sachverhalte der Republik Südafrika, unter Einbeziehung deutschen Engagements in der jungen afrikanischen Demokratie am Kap der guten Hoffnung. Hintergründe, Fakten und Meinungen werden für die deutschsprachige Leserschaft und Presseinstitutionen aufbereitet und zur Verfügung gestellt. Hierbei deckt das Südafrika-Portal fünf Ressorts ab: Business, Kultur/ Gesellschaft, Literatur/ Wissenschaft, Politik und WM 2010. ... [Informationen des Anbieters]
The LPYL project focused on human resource development rather than on the provision of material resources such as computers, books and shelving. Furthermore, the project was designed to explore some of the untested innovations in the South African Policy Framework among a sample of school librarians in all of South Africa's nine provinces. The project was also designed as a North-South collaboration to provide exchanges of knowledge and expertise between Swedish and South African library personnel. ... [according to site editor's information]
"I document episodes of social dramas in South Africa and beyond. The intimate narratives address connections and disjunctions in the gendered micropolitics of everyday live. I did my best to translate my subjective experiences into an inter-subjective account. Yet, the latter is partial, fragmented and intimately tied to my own autobiography. This is a journey into ethnographic borderlands between the material and the imagined."...