Arrival of German technical experts to South Africa
17 July 2020
During the lockdown in SA, many businesses had come to a halt. With the easing of the lockdown in certain sectors companies have resumed their operations, albeit on a reduced level. They are now preparing for a further ramp-up of their operations while tackling critical maintenance for important upgrading projects. Many of these projects require special expert knowledge that is not available on the ground.
In close cooperation the Foreign Ministers Naledi Pandor and Heiko Maas supported the efforts of the South-African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lufthansa and the German Embassy together with the relevant South African authorities to enable a solution of the most pressing needs. On Thursday, July 16, a special Lufthansa flight is arrived from Frankfurt/Germany in Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. On board were engineers, technicians and other experts whose skills are urgently needed to help get the economy going and South African exports rolling again.