German-South African Year of Science
The German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013 aims to strengthen cooperation between both countries and to create new networks, particularly among emerging young scientists. One of the seven key themes of the Year of Science is astronomy.
From AIP, Matthias Steinmetz will give a keynote at the astronomy symposium for the opening ceremony in Cape Town on 16 April 2012. Gabriele Schönherr and Martin Roth are going to speak about public outreach and innovation respectively.
See also: http://www.bmbf.de/en/5861.php