1. EU Flag German Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the EU referendum in the UK
  2. DSJ wins "Best International German School" German School Johannesburg named best International German School
  3. Minister Hanekom and Ambassador Lindner Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom awarded with Order of Merit
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German Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the EU referendum in the UK

Commenting on the result of the EU referendum in the UK on June 24, German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said ''we must not allow ourselves to become hysterical or paralysed by shock''. Ahead of the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg, he called for a clear message to be sent that ''while we are losing one member state, we are working to make Europe strong''. Steinmeier has invited his counterparts from France, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg to Berlin on June 25 for talks on the future of Europe.

DSJ wins "Best International German School"

German School Johannesburg named best International German School

The German School Johannesburg (DSJ) wins first prize at the German School Awards. The school received a 25,000 Euro cash prize, which was handed over by German Foreign Minister Steinmeier at a ceremony in Berlin today, June 8.

Minister Hanekom and Ambassador Lindner

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom awarded with Order of Merit

South African Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, was awarded with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at the residence of the German Ambassador in Pretoria on June 2. On behalf of the German President, Ambassador Walter Lindner presented the Order of Merit to Minister Hanekom in front of 100 high-level guests.

Ambassador Lindner visits the Builders Training Center in Soweto

Ambassador Lindner visits the Builders Training Center in Soweto

Ambassador Lindner at the Johannesburg Rotary Club

“Yes We Can” Ambassador Lindner gives an outlook for global trends at Rotary Club

German Ambassador to South Africa, Walter Lindner, spoke about global trends at a reception organised by the Rotary Club of Johannesburg North Central on June 22.

Cape of Good Hope

Discover. Benefit. Protect: German Science Year on ‘Seas and Oceans’ kicks off

Earlier in June, German research minister Johanna Wanka launched the ‘Seas and Oceans’- themed German Science Year 2016/17 that will run for 16 months. The Science Year features activities on marine issues and research to inform and engage the German population with what is happening in our seas.

Ambassador Lindner with VWSA, Managing Director Thomas Schäfer

German car manufacturer Volkswagen intensifies activities in Port Elizabeth

On June, 6, German Ambassador Walter Lindner visited the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) in Uitenhage, an industrial town located in the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Established in 1946, the subsidiary of the Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is the largest German investment in South Africa and a major contributor to skill development and technology transfer.

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. 

Student from Africa

Germany increases number of scholarships for refugees in South Africa

In 2014, South Africa received around 70,000 asylum applications, making the country the sixth-highest recipient of asylum claims worldwide. In recognition of the global increase of forced migration, the German government has increased its support for the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). DAFI empowers Refugees in South Africa since 1992.

Vehicle production

Ambassador Lindner’s visit at Mercedes Plant in East London

Ambassador Lindner visited the Mercedes Benz Plant in East London on Tuesday, June 7 as part of his visit to the Eastern Cape. Here he met with Mercedes CEO, Arno van der Merwe to gain insight into the production of the Mercedes Benz C-Class.

Wolfgang Diehl with Students of TUT

New Fraunhofer professor at Tshwane University of Technology

Prof. Wolfgang Diehl, deputy director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films, has been appointed Industrial Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria. With his appointment the good academic cooperation of many years and Prof. Diehl’s dedication as an associate professor at the TUT since 2011 is recognized.

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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. 

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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 and contact details of the German Missions

Visa Section Pretoria

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

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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