1. Embassy staff laying out a vegetable garden Mandela Day 2017: German Embassy revamps Mabopane facilities
  2. The two young protagonists in ''Goodbye Berlin'' German films at the Durban International Film Festival
  3. Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels (© German Embassy Pretoria) German Embassy Pretoria is going solar
Embassy staff laying out a vegetable garden

Mandela Day 2017: German Embassy revamps Mabopane facilities

For this year’s Mandela Day, acting German Ambassador Klaus Streicher and several dozen Embassy colleagues helped set up a vegetable garden and a soccer pitch for children in the Mabopane township north of Pretoria.

The two young protagonists in ''Goodbye Berlin''

German films at the Durban International Film Festival

The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with German films. Ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop awaits filmgoers mid-July in Durban.

Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels (© German Embassy Pretoria)

German Embassy Pretoria is going solar

The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar! A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!

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German scholarship opportunities for researchers

Are you a doctoral student or young researcher from abroad? Would you like to pursue a research project in Germany? Then do apply for an exciting scholarship from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme, Daimler and Benz Foundation, Kaiserslautern Research Matching or even a Networking Tour by the German Academic Exchange Service!

Young African scientists at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Young SA scientists attend prestigious Nobel Laureate Meeting

Five young South African scientists nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) are attending the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is designed as a forum for young scientists from all over the world to have an in-depth exchange with Nobel Laureates. From June 25 -30, the small town of Lindau will see 28 Nobel Laureates and 420 young scientists.

Expert next to a solar panel

Germany supports introduction of quality certification for solar installations (“PV GreenCard”)

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched the PV GreenCard, a quality certification mechanism based on the German PV Passport (“PV-Anlagenausweis”), on May 26 in Johannesburg. The development of the PV GreenCard was supported by the German Government under the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN).

Energy Efficiency Awards 2012

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Smart solutions for energy conversion

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

Foreign Minister Gabriel and BAP frontman Niedecken

“Building bridges between Europe and Africa”

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Wolfgang Niedecken, frontman of the Cologne rock band BAP jointly wrote an opion piece. Niedecken was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his charity work, the focus of which is Africa. On June 12, Niedecken and Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina performed at the German Foreign Office.

Chancellor Merkel stressed the significance of climate change

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

"We share a common fate," declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Representatives of 35 states were in Berlin from May 22 - 23 to discuss how the Paris Agreement on climate change can be effectively implemented.

World champion Miroslav Klose won the honorary award

German Football Ambassador awards presented at the Foreign Office

Football ambassadors shape Germany’s image all over the world. German footballers and trainers actively bridge borders. On May 18, there was an award ceremony for the winners of the “German Football Ambassador." Horst Kriete, who was a technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA from 1997-2002, won this prestigious award.

NAMPO 2017

German agricultural technology at the NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show

Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day is one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in the southern hemisphere. A delegation of the German Embassy Pretoria led by the head of the department of the Food and Agriculture, Erik Schneider, visited the annual show mid-May outside Bothaville in South Africa. German manufacturers exhibited their high-end products, these range from tractors and agricultural equipment, chemicals, fertilizers to extension services.

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Opening hours, appointments and contact details

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

The Visa Section will be closed on 25 May and 5 June 2017

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

The Consular and Passport Section will be closed 

on 25 May and 5 June 2017

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 2017

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)
Application by appointment only
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 2017
Directions to our office
Enquiries via e-mail
Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES (No passport or visa

applications)

No appointment required for:

- Certification of signatures and copies

- Name declarations

- Registration of births or marriages in Germany

- Translation of drivers licenses

- "Lebensbescheinigungen"

- Confirmation of residence

Please make an appointment for the following

consular services:

- Citizenship matters (e.g. retention of German citizenship,

  naturalisation, determination of German citizenship)

- other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)

- notarisation )e.g. certificate of inheritance, acknowledge-

  ment of paternity)

Please make the appointment via e-mail

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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