1. Bundesministerin Hendricks wirbt in der Berliner U-Bahn für Artenschutz German Environment Minister attends wildlife protection conference
  2. Volkswagen production in Uitenhage Volkswagen expands its Africa strategy to Kenya
  3. Posting of a Bundesbank representative to South Africa Milestone in cooperation between German and South African reserve banks
Bundesministerin Hendricks wirbt in der Berliner U-Bahn für Artenschutz

German Environment Minister attends wildlife protection conference

German Environment Minister, Barbara Hendricks will start a one week journey to three African countries on September 22. Central topics of the journey are the protection of species and environment, the fight against poaching and the reclamation of forest areas. During the journey the minister will visit South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya.

Volkswagen production in Uitenhage

Volkswagen expands its Africa strategy to Kenya

Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement to that effect was signed in Nairobi today by the Kenyan Government and Thomas Schäfer, Managing Director of Volkswagen South Africa in the presence of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya.

Posting of a Bundesbank representative to South Africa

Milestone in cooperation between German and South African reserve banks

Cooperation between the Deutsche Bundesbank and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) reached a major milestone today when the Bundesbank announced its representative to be based in Pretoria, its first on the African continent.

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Full show #FridayStandIn

Panellists from the EU Commission, British and South African governments and the German Embassy

Climate Diplomacy Day 2016 stresses need for immediate actions on climate change

The Climate Diplomacy Day 2016 was hosted by The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in close cooperation with the German Embassy, the British High Commission and the European Union Delegation on September 22 at the Park Inn Hotel in Sandton, Joahnnesburg. The successful policy dialogue was held on the topic of “Climate Change Adaptation Readiness: Lessons from the 2015/2016 El Niño for Climate Readiness in Southern Africa”.

More than 200 heads of German missions travelled to the Ambassadors Conference

Ambassadors Conference at the German Foreign Office

On August 29, 2016, the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Weimar Triangle, Foreign Minister Steinmeier will open this year’s Ambassadors Conference, that is hosted for the fifteenth time. From August 29 until September 1, the conference will bring together not only more than 200 heads of German missions abroad, but also diplomats from foreign embassies and a large number of high-level representatives from the worlds of politics, business and culture.

BASF is giving back to South African school girls

BASF contributes to initiative to keep girls in school

Employees at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, are strongly supported by the company’s ethos of giving back to the community in which the company operates. Employee volunteering, coupled with BASF South Africa’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, is an integral component of BASF operations throughout the country. In celebration of National Women’s Day, BASF employees at different sites will be collecting sanitary pads for schoolgirls during the month of August.

European Research Council

European Research Council funding for researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) provides funding opportunities for excellent researchers regardless of their nationality and current place of work. Germany’s research landscape offers a wide range of outstanding host institutions in all scientific areas. The impressive number of German research institutions and universities hosting one or more of the distinguished ERC grants speaks for itself. The ERC grant applications for 2017 are open until October 18, 2016.

German Foreign Minister visiting the CATS centre in Johannesburg

Vocational Education and Training powered by Germany

Vocational Education and Training creates jobs for youth in Germany. It is also a priority for our development cooperation to support South Africa's fight against youth unemployment. 

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Flags of Germany, the European Union and South Africa

German-South African Binational Commission

The German-South African Binational Commission is held every two years, alternating between Berlin and Pretoria. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.

Opening hours, appointments and contact details

Visa Section Pretoria

Please note that the Consular Section will be closed on September 20 and 30.

Application submissions only after prior booking online or via phone
0861 00 22 45 (Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00).

Online Appointments

Intergate Application Centres

Cape Town

Centurion

Port Elizabeth

Opening hours Application Centres

Visa Section German Embassy
Online Appointments

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday-Thursday

08:00 - 14:00

Friday

08:00 - 13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Fax:
+27 (0)12 427 8982 (please do not send any documents prior to application submission)

Visa Section Cape Town

Application submissions only after prior booking online or via phone
0861 00 22 45 (Mon-Fri, 8:00-17:00).

Online Appointments

Intergate Application Centres

Cape Town

Centurion

Port Elizabeth

Opening hours Application Centre

Further information

Consulate General
Online Appointments

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3052

Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Public Holidays 2016

Directions to our office

Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925 (District Six)

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273 

Cape Town, 8000

Consular/Passport Section Pretoria

Please note that the Consular Section will be closed on September 20 and 30.

Passport Section

Online appointments (no fee)

Appointment required for application          

Passport collection (no appointment required):

Monday - Friday

08:00-11:30

Telephone enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00-14:00

Friday
08:00-13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Public Holidays 2016

Reception

Opening hours for consular matters (excluding passport and visa issues):

No appointment required for:

- Certification of signatures and copies
- Translation of drivers licenses
- "Lebensbescheinigung"

Please make an appointment for the following consular services:

- Registration of births
- Name declarations
- other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)
- Notarisation (e.g. certificate of inheritance, acknowledgement of paternity)

Monday - Friday

08:00-11:30

Enquiries via telephone and e-mail: 

Monday - Thursday

08:00-14:00

Friday

08:00-13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Contact via e-mail

Address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Phone:
+27 (0)12 427 8900

Consular/Passport Section Cape Town

Further information

Passport Section
Online appointments (no fee)
Opening hours for applicant (appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
additionally on Thursdays
15:00 - 15:30
Passport collection (no appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
Telephone and email enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00

Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)
Public Holidays 2016
Directions to our office
Enquiries via e-mail
Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday       09:00 - 12:00
Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 13:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3000
Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on consular services

Address

Physical address:

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925 (District Six)

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273

Cape Town, 8000

German Missions in South Africa

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German Embassy

Consular jurisdiction: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, as well as Mauritius.

Address

201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Fax

+27 (0)12 427 8969

Contact via e-mail

Consulate General Cape Town

Consular jurisdiction: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape, St Helena and neighbouring islands

Address

Roeland Park / e-tv Building

4 Stirling Street

Entrance: top end of Stirling Street

Zonnebloem 7925
Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3000

Fax

+27 (0)21 405 3010

Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Durban

Address

9 Kensington Drive, Westville, Durban 3629

Postal address

P.O. Box 1166,Westville, Durban 3630

Telephone

+27 (0)31 266 3920
Fax

+27 (0)31 266 3925

Contact via e-mail

Honorary Consul in Port Elizabeth

Address

Maritime Motor Building, Circular Way; Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070

Postal address

P.O.Box 211100, The Fig Tree, Port Elizabeth, 6033

Telephone

+27 (0)41 397 4700
Fax

+27 (0)41 397 4730

Contact via e-mail

Emergency Contacts

In case of emergency, please contact us as follows:

Embassy Pretoria

Mon - Thu

07:30-16:30

Friday

07:30-13:30

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

After hours:

+27 (0)83 325 2694 (also via sms)

Please note that this number should only be used by German citizens in cases of emergency, not for visa enquiries.

Consulate General Cape Town

Mon - Thu 

07:30-16:45

Friday
07:30-13:30

Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3000

After hours

+27 (0)83 325 6513 (also via sms)

Please note that this number should only be used by German citizens in cases of emergency, not for visa enquiries.

South African emergency numbers
Police
10111
Ambulance
10177

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