Call for application


Call for application weltwaerts South-North

Application period 1st February – 15th March 2020

SAGE Net is looking for eight South African candidates for an exchange programme in Germany.

SAGE Net (South African German Network) provides a platform for South African and German collaborations and lasting partnerships. We initiate and support exchange programmes such as “weltwaerts”. For the fifth year in a row now, we are implementing a South North exchange programme (weltwaerts reverse) which allows South African youths to spend a year in a German NGO. In 2020/21, these seven projects will host the successful applicants.

Applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Age: 18—28 years
  • South African citizen
  • Either matric or at least 2 years work experience
  • Computer literate with access to emails
  • Involvement in social activities (e.g. church group, soccer club, choir, etc.)
  • Fluent in English & willing to learn German (basic skills of advantage)
  • Interest in other cultures & improvement of self
  • Confident, independent, enthusiastic, open & enquiring personality
  • Willing to fundraise
  • Willingness to support SAGE Net (members) after your return from Germany
  • Be in good health
  • Manual driver’s license & driving experience an advantage
  • No criminal record


  • Forward the completed APPLICATION FORM (downloadable PDF form, approx. 161 KB), photo, CV and letter of motivation (with mention of the project you apply for)  to:
    c/o Ms A. Scott
    Private Bag X7 Observatory
    Cape Town 7935 Or email to:
  • An endorsement/reference letter from the SAGE NET NGO member organisation or other
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Copy of manual drivers licence
  • Copy of valid passport
Start of application period: February 1, 2020
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2020

Please also note:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview.
Chosen applicants must be willing to raise funds and attend preparation, mid-term and returnee seminars.

The entire SAGE Net team (Germany and South Africa) wishes all applying candidates all the best and much success!!!

Overview on available Places of Assignment

For more information, please see our list of reverse partner projects in Germany here.

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