The German Missions in South Africa have outsourced the application process for Schengen visas to the external service provider Intergate Visalink. Applicants can now apply in one of the Visa Application Centres in Centurion,Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
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A high-ranking jury of experts selected 25 ‘green’ visionaries, including a young South African scientist, from 80 countries as Green Talents 2013.
Green Talents Award 2013
The Academy of Science of South Africa recognises top South African scientists and welcomes 32 new members. Two of the distinguished new members are German nationals, Professor Wolfgang Preiser is the Head of the Division of Medical Virology at the University of Stellenbosch, based at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, Professor Tilman Dedering is a historian at the University of South Africa. His research work is focusing on Namibian and South African History.
Academy of Science of South Africa welcomes new members
On October 23, 2013, the South African Ambassador to Germany handed over a letter to the Africa Director of the German Foreign Office denouncing the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Treaty of September 11, 1995. In the letter, South Africa explicitly confirmed the Treaty’s stipulations foreseeing that the termination will take effect only 12 months after the date of notification. Investments made prior to the effect of the termination will be covered by the Treaty for a period of 20 years from the date of termination.
Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Treaty
Since August 1, 2013 the German Embassy in Pretoria is responsible for Consular Affairs for Mauritius. The office of the Honorary Consul, Mr Rainer Götze in Goodlands will also continue the previous services provided.
Consular affairs Mauritius
The German-South African Binational Commission, chaired by the South African Deputy President and the German Foreign Minister, is held every two years. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.