Projects in Germany

This page features the latest news about the projects implemented by the German section of AfricAvenir. On the occasion of the new "Green Economy paradigm" as discussed in Rio+20 today and particularly Germany's “Energetic Turn” (Energiewende) introduced in the wake of Fukushima, AfricAvenir will take a closer look at the social, ecological and economic consequences of Green Technologies on Africa. Does the Energetic Turn also hold positive potential for Africa's development or will the continent experience a new “resource curse”, which will maintain and perhaps even extend both Africa's poverty amid its wealth of resources and its deficiencies in times of abundance?

Pressemitteilung des Bündnisses "Decolonize Mitte" zum 1. Fest zur Umbenennung der „Mohrenstraße“ in Berlin, 23. August 2014

Am 23. August 2014, dem Internationalen Tag zur Erinnerung an den Handel mit Versklavten und an seine Abschaffung, haben wir von 14-20 Uhr auf dem Zietenplatz in Berlin-Mitte das 1. Fest zur Umbenennung der Berliner M.-Straße gefeiert.|+| read article

Cooperation: Exhibition "Exile Faces" by Thabo Thindi, 25-31 August 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Apartheid forced a number of South Africans into exile, and some sought refuge in the former divided Germany especially in the East. Many returned home after the collapse of apartheid in the 1990s but a number of them still live in Germany today. In... |+| read article

Cooperation: Opening "Goodbye Sandton, Hello Soweto! 20 Years of South African Democracy and Beyond", 28 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

The "20 Years of Democracy" Festival will be opened by a keynote by Njabulo S Ndebele with simultaneous translation into German, followed by a talk with Barbara Wahlster, and a reception with South African wines. The keynote will be... |+| read article

Cooperation: Concert by South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela, 28 August 2014, 8pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Hugh Masekela is considered one of the most important jazz musicians in South Africa. His greatest successes include “Grazing in the Grass” (1968) and the song “Bring Him Back Home” (1987), which became the anthem for the liberation of Nelson... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Otelo Burning", 28 August 2014, 10pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Durban 1989: For sixteen-year-old Otelo Buthelezi and his friends from a township, surfing is the greatest—it represents freedom and a possible means of escaping everyday poverty and racism. Tragedy strikes and on the day of Mandela’s release from prison... |+| read article

Cooperation: Symposium "South Africa: Challenges and Promises of Democracy", 29 August 2014, 10am-5.30pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

On Friday, 29 August 2014 from 10h00 a.m., a Symposium featuring prominent intellectuals and analysts from South Africa and Germany will debate different aspects of the following overall topic: Challenges and Promises of Democracy in South... |+| read article

Cooperation: School Screening of "Otelo Burning", 29 August 2014, 10am, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Screening and discussion for school classes with Stefanie Schlüter and Thabo Thindi. Durban 1989: For sixteen-year-old Otelo Buthelezi and his friends from a township, surfing is the greatest—it represents freedom and a possible means of escaping everyday... |+| read article

Cooperation: Poetry Reading by Antjie Krog, 19 August 2014, 6pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

In her Poetry Reading with the title "Belonging to the Voices Who Live in It", the poet, writer and journalist Antjie Krog focuses on her home country South Africa: living there, loving it, being angry at it, displaying its many voices, ancient and... |+| read article

Cooperation: Screening of "Miners Shot Down", 29 August 2014, 7pm, Haus der Kulturen der Welt

August 2012: Escalating police violence during the seventh day of a miners’ strike leads to the “Massacre of Marikana.” Thirty-four workers died and many more were injured. Rehad Desai accompanied the strike from day one and confronts audiences with footage... |+| read article

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