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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The “Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention for Safe Public Spaces (VCP)” Programme, which is implemented by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), explores new and innovative ways of communicating its approach. Together with its partners, the VCP programme has produced an illustratrive video explaining its approach to violence and crime prevention in South Africa in accessible and appealing terms.
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
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.