Nine projects addressing sustainability issues including water management, healthcare, solar energy and transport were awarded over half a million Rand by the Dutch Consulate General last week as part of the #cocreateSA Fund. #cocreateSA is the legacy of the Consulate’s World Design Capital 2014 programme, Department of Design. “With Department of Design we took a valuable step toward introducing South African and Dutch partners who can work together to find solutions for local challenges. With this fund we show our commitment to strengthening those relationships,” said Dutch Consul General Bonnie Horbach. Further strengthening the #cocreateSA legacy, Horbach has also announced a second round of funding to be available from 2015. This brings the total investment from the Netherlands in #cocreateSA to more than R5 million, making it the largest foreign contributor to World Design Capital 2014.
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