View of the government building in Pretoria

Priority area Good governance Establishing an efficient public administration

German development cooperation is helping South Africa to create an efficient public administration system that is open to and serves all its citizens equally and that provides reliable and transparent basic public services. Germany is advising South Africa, for example, on human resource and financial management, public participation, anti-corruption and cooperation with the private sector.

Community violence prevention

Germany is also supporting measures aimed at preventing violence in communities. These include improving the social and economic infrastructure (safe footpaths, public spaces, sports grounds, community and youth centres).

Public bodies and civil society organisations are also being encouraged to swap knowledge and experience with each other, with a special focus on involving young people. Training programmes and social media enable them to play an active role in preventing violence in their communities.