Delegation to South Africa
On Wednesday 5 November UCT hosted a Kapuscinski Development Lecture delivered by Armoar Revi, director of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS) and leading expert on global environmental change. The lecture was jointly organised by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Centre for Cities and the University of Cape Town. Deputy Head of Delegation Sofia Moreira de Sousa was present to make opening remarks before Revi gave his lecture entitled "Putting the Urban at the Heart of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals". To view the streamlined event: https://www.uct.ac.za/dailynews/?id=8885
04/11/2014 - Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award 2014
Since 2010 the EU Delegation has been proud to support the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology. As the EU places a particular emphasis on multiculturalism, and equally on multilingualism – after all, multilingualism is part of the EU experience and many of the challenges South Africa faces with promoting its 11 official languages are shared by the EU with its 24 – it is a natural partner for this initiative. We are particularly excited that this joint project between the Jacana Media Foundation and the EU Delegation has attracted entries from across South Africa in a number of languages.
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31/10/2014 - 31 October - Ambassador Roeland van de Geer's public lecture at Unisa [89 KB]
Ambassador Van de Geer presented a detailed public lecture on the European Union and its relations with South Africa and the continent to an audience of academics, students, diplomats and business leaders.
Working together in South Africa
The project assists the Department of Education to provide school buidings, furniture and fittings, water and sanitation and electricity to under-resourced schools.
22/11/14 - Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the UN resolution Moratorium on the use of death penalty
The adoption, in the UNGA 3rd Committee yesterday, of the resolution "Moratorium on the use of death penalty" is a landmark step.
- 21/11/14 - High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini attends FAC Trade
- 21/11/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the release of Rosa Tuletaeva, activist in Kazakhstan
- 21/11/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest attack in Nigeria
- 20/11/14 - Joint Statement on the occasion of the Universal Children’s Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child