Latest news and publications
Here you will find all the latest news, publications, tenders and vacancies of GIZ South Africa and Lesotho. For older content, please click on 'news archive' below.
VR Goggles meet SARETEC: How virtual reality can transform Renewable Energy Training
The landscape of education in South Africa is undergoing a significant transformation, with digital teaching methodologies rapidly gaining preference over traditional classroom approaches.
Study Tour: A Delegation of South African Energy Leaders enriched by an immersive Tour on Australia’s Energy Transition
At the tail end of 2023, the South African-German Energy Programme (SAGEN) implemented a much-anticipated study tour to Australia from 9 to16 December 2023 with the support of Prof Anton Eberhard (UCT Power Futures Lab).
Standards and Certification Study Tour: Building the green hydrogen and PtX economy
Regulations, codes, standards, and certification are pivotal elements driving the progress of a green hydrogen and PtX economy. They facilitate smooth and transparent trade for nations positioning themselves for export opportunities.
Launching "16-Days of Activism: Adolescent and Children’s Awareness Campaign 2023" with the regional programme Partnerships for Prevention of gender-based violence in Southern Africa (PfP)
The "16-Days of Activism: Adolescent and Children’s Awareness Campaign 2023" features video contributions of children and adolescents in support of meaningful interventions to prevent GBV amongst their peers.
Innovation at the African Startup Conference 2023
Innovations are the driving force behind progress, addressing today's challenges while creating new opportunities for society and the environment.
SAGEN Year End Function 1.12.2023: Promoting a reliable, affordable and clean Energy Future through Collaboration - Building stronger Partnerships!
As the curtains draw to a close on 2023, the South African-German Energy Programme (SAGEN) invited its esteemed partners to celebrate their collaborative triumphs, milestones, and memories that have shaped their collective narrative...
LED Walkway: Exploring the Impact of LED Technology
Have you ever heard of the LED Walkway? The LED Walkway at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria represents more than just a showcase; it's a beacon of innovation and sustainability.
Enabling Municipalities to End Load Shedding through Embedded Generation
In the face of increasing electricity prices and the economic repercussions of load shedding, South Africans are turning to Embedded Generation (EG) systems as a viable solution.
The Vital Role of Capacity Building in South Africa's Energy Transformation
South Africa's electricity supply industry is poised for a significant transformation as it embraces decentralisation and establishes a competitive electricity generation market.
Paving the Way for Green Energy: Eskom Study on Energy Attribute Certificates now available!
Eskom’s study on “Use Cases and Regulatory Requirements for the Implementation of an Energy Attribute Certification System for Renewables and Green Hydrogen in South Africa" is now available
Harnessing Innovation: The Project Smart Geyser Transforms Energy Efficiency
Imagine a world where your morning shower not only invigorates you but also contributes to a greener, more efficient energy landscape. That vision is becoming a reality in Cape Town and the Hessequa Municipality...
Understanding Third-Party Wheeling and the Regulatory Landscape in South Africa
A “Guide for Municipalities on how to establish and run the Third-Party Wheeling Process” has been published. Electricity generation and distribution are critical components of any modern society.
Agribusiness is my learning journey – The 1st Master Trainer Network Conference to further promote successful agribusiness training
Johannesburg, South Africa, 11th of September, 2023. The Business Support Facility for Resilient Agricultural Value Chains (ABF4VC) project commenced its first Master Trainer Network Conference titled "Agribusiness is my learning journey" today...
Empowering women in the Biotrade Sector
The biotrade sector provides opportunities to drive the active participation and empowerment of women, who are key to creating the enabling conditions for socio-economic change.
Women with Disabilities Mastering the Digital Domain - An Experience Sharing Webinar
The Digital Skills for Jobs and Income (DS4JI) project together with the GIZ Global project for Inclusion of Person with Disabilities organised an online webinar on "Women with Disabilities Mastering the Digital Domain - An Experience Sharing Webinar".
Why work with Municipal Energy Management Systems (MEMS)?
“Energy Management Systems empower Municipalities to reduce costs and keep the lights on in buildings and streets”
11th South African-German Bi-national Commission
The South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor on Tuesday, 27 June 2023, hosted the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ms Annalena Baerbock for the 11th Meeting of South Africa–Germany
AU-CCTTFA-GIZ join forces towards green infrastructure in Africa
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), in its drive to promote connectivity and the development of infrastructure within the African continent, recently embarked on a joint work planning session with development partners...
Open Streets Festival returns to KwaDukuza
The Open Streets Festival returned to KwaDukuza on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast on Friday, 23 June 2023 to commemorate World Environment Day and envision the future of the city. The Festival was supported by the GIZ VCP.
SOUTH AFRICA AND GERMANY SIGN GREEN HYDROGEN AGREEMENT
On Tuesday 27 June 2023, Minister of Electricity within the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa and Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Green Hydrogen.
South Africa has made significant strides towards the establishment of a green hydrogen economy
There are 19 green hydrogen projects in various stages of planning and nine of these have been declared Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs) in terms of the Infrastructure Development Act of 2014.
Unleashing South Africa’s Coastal Management Potential
The enchanting coastal landscapes of South Africa have long captivated locals and tourists alike. However, with the ever-present threat of climate change, it is crucial to protect these invaluable resources for future generations.
Freeport Saldanha explores potential of green hydrogen
Freeport Saldanha and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH hosted a two-day event on green hydrogen and PtX, including a demonstration of hydrogen production and a networking event ...
Groundbreaking export accelerator reaps rewards for SA black-owned businesses
CTICC event to showcase local success story: Global market access beckons for over 150 Black-owned business beneficiaries of a groundbreaking South African business development programme.
VCP Day - “How do we sustain the work done by VCP and its partners when VCP comes to an end in June 2024?”
This year’s VCP Day was framed by one question in particular, “How do we sustain the work done by VCP and its partners when VCP comes to an end in June 2024?” This question of sustainability and capturing the impacts of the programme over the past 11yrs.
Landmark event sets the stage for green hydrogen economy in the Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape is powering ahead with developing the green hydrogen (H2) economy and leveraging South Africa’s natural resources, such as solar, wind, and platinum group metals, which are critical requisites for producing green hydrogen.
Training series on how to communicate the Just Energy Transition
The great green gifts: sun, wind and water: These three aspects represent in brief the result of three training units about topics surrounding the just energy transition (#JET) that took place between November 2022 and May 2023 in JHB, PTA and CPT.
Highlighting Skills Development and TVET for South Africa’s Just Transition
CPD4E presents the paper titled “Skills for a Just Transition to a Green Future: Measuring the South African TVET System and providing input to support its development.”
PROMOTING CLIMATE RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Gearing African Infrastructure Projects towards Climate Financing: GIZ, and the African Union have had a long-standing commitment to promote sustainable infrastructure development as a key mechanism for supporting growth,
Media Training: The art of reaching and convincing people
How do I reach large groups of people and convince them to change? Representatives of the Presidential Climate Commission (PCC), the National Treasury (NT) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) dealt with this question during a media
Improve the Quality of Teaching for Enhanced Learning
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) together with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre are implementing digital literacy training offered to 1500 lectures across 50 TVET colleges to enhance the quality of teaching for improved learning. The progra
VCP and D4UC demonstrate coordinated support for more liveable and safer neighbourhoods in South Africa
The global project, Dialogues for Urban Change (D4UC), in collaboration with the Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (VCP), held its second peer-to-peer learning and exchange network meeting between eight Cities from South Africa (KwaDukuza,
Bridging the digital skills gap to improve employment prospects for Youth
The Digital Skills for Jobs and Income (DS4JI) project aims to improve the employment prospects of young people in South Africa through digital skilling, reskilling, and upskilling.
Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth
Boosting youth employability through digital skills
DS4JI explores the results impact of digital skilling and reskilling of young women in Township and Rural areas
The Digital Skills for Jobs and Income (DS4JI) project conducted a site visit to two of their implementing partners of non-formal digital skills training initiatives in the Eastern Cape, and Cape Town. The project undertakes monitoring and evaluation site
Paying tribute to the unsung heroines of the biotrade sector - 18th Biotrade Stakeholder’s Forum Meeting
Strengthening Local Government Oversight and Accountability
ReNOKA “We are a River” Programme Launch
SD4GE II harness technology to support teaching & learning in Covid-19
GSP II supports Local Economic Development in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
- Paying tribute to the unsung heroines of the biotrade sector - 18th Biotrade Stakeholder’s Forum Meeting
- Participatory Initiative for Social Accountability
- Partnerships for Prevention
- South African-German Energy Programme
- Skills Development for a Green Economy
- African Union Development Agency
- Good Financial Governance in Africa
Welcome to the GIZ South Africa and Lesotho Tender section. On this platform, you can search for current notices on tenders for the organisation and download the procurement documents as required. Click on the link with the applicable reference number to view the full advert and download supporting documents. All bids to be submitted electronically in PDF ONLY to: ZA_Quotation@giz.de Bids sent via Dropbox and WeTransfer will not be accepted. GIZ South Africa and Lesotho invites all prospective suppliers or service providers to bid on the following applicable published RFBs:
Welcome to the GIZ South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini recruitment page. Here you will find current job opportunities available. Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a motivation letter stating why they should be the preferred candidate and the value they will add and bring to the work of the advertised position. This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating their nationality to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of the position they are applying for, for the attention of Head of Unit: Human Resource. Remember to observe the Closing date for Applications. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed! Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!
Here you can find all the news about our projects and country office:
- The Presidential Youth Employment Intervention launches new online resources on the State of the Nation website
- Lesotho takes best practices on integrated catchment management to the World Water Forum
- GIZ proudly presents: Likeleli Khotle for the Social Hero of the Digital Female Leader Award 2020 – Root for this finalist!
- You are invited: Solar Power Conference 2020
- Investing in a sustainable future with ‘green bonds’
Find more publications on the three focal areas and regional programmes here: