Within the framework of the German-South African Binational Commission on 19 June, the working group on economy and energy met. Ms Borak, Deputy Head of Bilateral and Regional Climate and Energy Cooperation, Sub-Saharan Africa at the BMWK, also discussed the Manager Training Programme, in which South Africa has been a partner country since 2019.
Solomon Engelbrecht, Acting Director Export Development at the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa (DTIC), confirmed the importance of the Manager Training Programme as a successful instrument for the economic development of the country. He also emphasised that the signing of a Joint Declaration for both countries was an important step for further bilateral cooperation and that the programme should be continued. Currently, especially executives from companies active in the green economy are selected as participants in the Manager Training Programme.