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South Africa


South Africa

JICA started its activity in South Africa in 1991 by sending a survey mission to South Africa concurrent with the abolishment of apartheid related laws, followed by accepting training participants in Japan in 1993. JICA South Africa Office was established in 1997. The first Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers arrived in South Africa in 2002. Furthermore, to enhance its cooperation, the Technical Cooperation Agreement was signed by the both governments in 2011.
To assist the efforts by the people and the Government of South Africa for achieving sustainable development, JICA is extending its support in line with the priority areas of Japan's assistance policy below.
1) Promotion of Human Capacity Development and Infrastructure Development
2) Promotion of Participation of vulnerable groups in Social and Economic Activities, and
3) Promotion of Regional Development in Southern Africa.
JICA is working closely with the counterparts, mainly partner government departments and agencies in South Africa, by making best use of various types of supports, namely, Technical Cooperation Project, ODA Loans, Knowledge Co-creation Program (Training Program), Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and others.
JICA South Africa Office is also in charge of cooperation to the Kingdom of Eswatini and the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Office Information
JICA South Africa Office
Lord Charles, Building -B, 1st Floor, Cnr. Justice Mohamed and Brooklyn Streets, Brooklyn, Pretoria, South Africa
(P.O. Box 35425, Menlo Park, 0102, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa)

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What's New

July 14, 2022 JICA South Africa Office: Mailing Address
July 7, 2022 Experts support teachers to teach Mathematics in and beyond classrooms
June 20, 2022 Cooperation Activities
May 25, 2022 Map of JICA Major Projects in South Africa
May 17, 2022 Volunteer Program

News & Features

April 13, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Africa: Support for Quality and Productivity Improvement of Enterprises through KAIZEN
January 25, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Lesotho: Contributing to stable power supply through promotion of renewable energy development by support for rehabilitation of small-hydropower generation facilities
May 13, 2021 Support for young entrepreneurs tackling social issues facing Africa: Will we see a Ghanaian version of Suica?
November 15, 2018 Raising Awareness of the Importance of Hand-Washing and Toilets in Africa From the Grass-Roots Level: 10 Years of the Water Security Action Team

More on JICA's Activities in South Africa


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