Embassy of sweden Pretoria, South Africa

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02 Jun 2021

DEADLINE 10 JUNE: Apply for a fully funded Public Sector Innovation programme Lund University

Lund University in Sweden has proudly opened the application process for the second edition of Public Sector Innovation programme Innovation for Change in Public Transport. The programme is carried out with financial support from the Swedish Institute (SI). This year, the programme targets international professionals from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda and contributes to innovation in the public sector and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

Read more and apply here
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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13 Apr 2021

Invitation to the Swedish Army Challenge 2021

The Embassy invites you to register the virtual Swedish Army Challenge happening during the week of 10 to 16 May 2021, to celebrate 500 years of the Life Guards Regiment.

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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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18 Mar 2021


Liliesleaf, one of South Africa’s foremost national heritage sites (liliesleaf.co.za), in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Institute is developing an interactive, online web-based experience to stimulate insights into the potential of international solidarity. Based on extensive research through literature, interviews with stalwarts and focus groups on international solidarity, the multi-media platform aims to use the history of Sweden’s role in supporting liberation movements struggling against colonialism and apartheid in Africa as its inspiration. Pamoja aims to strengthen engagement, activism and agency among young people as they take on the challenges of today, such as inequality, racism and prejudice, climate change and solidarity during the pandemic. Pamoja will be launched in ten African countries during 2021.

Please follow the link for more details on the Pamoja platform and call for collaboration.
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

  • 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.
  • Future of Fashion
    Future of Fashion Event aims to start the conversation about mainstreaming sustainability in South African Fashion
    03 Nov 2019
    Johannesburg - A partnership between local fashion sustainability movement, Rewoven, the Swedish Institute and Team Sweden in South Africa is aiming to share solutions and create partnerships that will facilitate the growth and development of a sustainable fashion industry in South Africa.

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