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The German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013

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By Maria Teresita Ordaz Apolinar.

German and South African relations have been strengthened under the initiative of the former German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Annette Schavan, whose efforts concluded in the creation of the “German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013”, which aimed to intensify the cooperation of these two countries in terms of research and in a variety of themes such as water, climate, energy, biodiversity, health and Education.

This specific cooperation that started in April 2012 concluded with the realization of 41 initiatives covering a broad spectrum, ranging from the vast expanse of the Universe to the tiniest micro-organisms and nanotechnology, the science of the very small and from going right back to our past to the latest breakthrough science in disciplines such as medicine. Many of these will impact directly on communities, assisting them in adapting to a rapidly changing environment, improving their nutrition and health and bringing healthcare facilities right to their doorstep, giving them access to clean water and ensuring food safety.

In Berlin, the South African Embassy hosted a reception in celebration of this project accompanied by South Africa’s Minister of Science & Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom, who led a delegation of 20 people from the Ministry and different Science institutions and University Rectors to Berlin.

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