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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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 ...

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

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: 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 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!

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