Embassy of sweden Pretoria, South Africa

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20 Aug 2021

Temporary vacancy (maternity cover)

The Embassy of Sweden has a temporary vacancy for available for approx 8 months 24 September 2021 - May 2022 for the position of Promotion and Communications Officer.

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12 Aug 2021

World Pride Drive-In & Virtual Movie Screenings and Discussions

The Swedish Embassy in Pretoria, as part of the World Pride Embassy Engagement Programme, is hosting a drive-in and virtual film screening as well as a post screening discussion in celebration of the events taking part in Copenhagen and Malmö under the theme: #YouAreIncluded! Register to attend either of the screenings happening on the 18th August at 19:00 and the virtual discussion on the 19th at 15:00.

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19 Jul 2021

Team Sweden calls on all partners to help #RebuildSA

Recent riots in two of South Africa’s most densely populated provinces have left many of the most vulnerable in even more dire situations than before. The country’s people have been left to pick up the pieces of a devastating aftermath of politically charged rioting followed by opportunistic looting by the impoverished. This has caused considerable damage to businesses and infrastructure – impacting employment, supply chain operations, essential services, and public property. Team Sweden in South Africa has joined to support those working hard on the ground. They are doing so by calling on their partners to take action and contribute to rebuilding and focusing on caring for those most impacted.

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20 Apr 2021

Yesterday, on behalf of 81 governments, Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland delivered a cross-regional statement during the general debate of the 54th session of the Commission on Population and Development.

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25 Mar 2021

2021 Per Anger Prize awarded to human rights defender for South Africa’s shack settlements

Human rights activist S’bu Innocent Zikode has been awarded the Per Anger Prize for 2021. His work centres on the right to home, land, and survival for the most impoverished inhabitants of the country’s shack settlements. The prize from the Swedish Government will be awarded by The Living History Forum on 21 April 2021.

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09 Feb 2021

Negative COVID-19 test required for entry into Sweden

The Swedish Government has decided that foreign nationals will have to present a negative test result for ongoing COVID-19 infection upon entry into Sweden, regardless of where they are arriving from.

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Event calendar

  • My Father Marianne
    When Hanna's beloved father, the priest with the big beard, tells her that he's really called Marianne, Hanna's world falls apart. None of her courses in norm creativity can help; she hates Marianne who has stolen her dad away. But for Marianne there's no turning back; she has to be who she really is - finally.
    18 Aug 2021
    The Swedish Embassy in Pretoria, as part of the World Pride Embassy Engagement Programme, is hosting a drive-in and virtual film screening as well as a post screening discussion in celebration of the events taking part in Copenhagen and Malmö under the theme: #YouAreIncluded! Register to attend either of the screening happening on the 18th August at 19:00 and the virtual discussion on the 19th at 15:00.
  • Safe Havens
    03 Dec 2019
    Cape Town - Since 2013, a global network of cultural creators, journalists and academics has held an annual meeting to gather and share knowledge about both threats to and solutions around artist and writers under the umbrella of the Safe Havens conference.
  • 12 Nov 2019
    The Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria is pleased to welcome the visiting delegation from Gothenburg Book Fair this week namely; Program Director Oskar Ekström and program coordinator Elin Hellström who will meet the National Library of South Africa and the Department of Arts and Culture who will be the custodians of South Africa’s participation at next year’s event which will take part in September 2020. The delegation will also meet with a range of other South African counterparts and partners.

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