1. Working in the lab tent Supporting the fight against Ebola
  2. Mining German exhibitors at Africa's largest mining trade fair
  3. Arrival of the refugees from the Prague Embassy on 5 October 1989 at Hof railway station (Bavaria) Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall: ''Liberty Train''
Working in the lab tent

Supporting the fight against Ebola

In view of the increasing number of Ebola cases and the danger that the disease will spread uncontrollably, the German Foreign Office has set up a crisis unit and provided just under 6.4 million Euros to date to help combat the virus. Foreign Minister Steinmeier called for a global alliance against Ebola in a newspaper article published on September 21. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has provided an additional 10 million Euros to support World Health Organization projects.

Mining

German exhibitors at Africa's largest mining trade fair

Africa's largest mining trade fair, Electra Mining Africa, will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 15 to 19 2014. The sold-out trade show that takes place biannually and attracted more than 38,000 visitors in 2012 will again have more than 850 exhibitors who operate in the fields of mining, industrials, construction, power generation and machine tools. A German Pavilion that gives 15 German companies the opportunity to present themselves and about 50 German companies will be represented with their own stands.

Arrival of the refugees from the Prague Embassy on 5 October 1989 at Hof railway station (Bavaria)

Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall: ''Liberty Train''

A multimedia campaign for the film “Liberty Train” was launched on September 1 by deutschland.de. The online magazine is running a special blog to accompany the docu-drama on the journey of GDR embassy refugees from Prague. The series commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall with new online entries appearing throughout September.

Energy efficiency

Technologies and Pathways for the Energetic Use of Biomass

A lecture series and summer school on bioenergy for energy researchers, managers and students and policy makers will be presented by Dr. Ludger Eltrop (Visiting professor from the University of Stuttgart) on September 23, 25, and 26 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. The course will benefit those who are concerned with renewable energy, specifically energy derived from biomass.

Workers at the VW factory in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4th German-South African Business Forum 2014

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) and the Southern-African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) are currently organizing the 4th German-South African Business Forum (GSABF), which will take place September 17-19, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The GSABF is the largest platform for German-South African co-operation in the private sector. High-ranking German and South African representatives from politics and business will come together and discuss the most important economic policy developments as well as business opportunities in both countries.

Vinu Nair (middle) will represent South Africa at the Finale in Berlin

Winner of South African Falling Walls Lab on his way to Berlin

Vinu Nair is on his way to represent young South African innovators at the Finale in Berlin, Germany on November 8, following his winning presentation on September 12 at the Falling Walls Lab in Johannesburg. The Falling Walls Lab is an annual event that provides a platform for young researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals to share their breakthrough ideas, research and prototypes which have the potential to shape our society in the foreseeable future.

Road in the Namibian desert

Climate Day panel discussion at WITS

The first international Climate Day was celebrated on September 9 with a panel discussion on ''Climate Change and Development'' at WITS University. The event, which has been jointly organized by the German Embassy and the British High Commission, was opened by Vice-Chancellor and Principal of WITS Professor Adam Habib.

A three-banded plover in a South African wetland park

International Climate Initiative

The International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is funding climate and biodiversity projects in developing and transition countries. Several projects in South Africa and Swaziland are making remarkable progress.

The gala concert was hosted at the House of World Cultures

Berlin celebrates 20 years of a democratic South Africa

Berlin was host to a grand celebration on Thursday, August 28, in honour of South Africa's 20 years of democracy. A concert by Hugh Masekela launched four days of activities in the German capital featuring the rich art and vibrant creative spirit that defines South Africa today. Germany's Foreign Office and the South African Embassy in Berlin are jointly presenting a series of cultural events that opened on Thursday with the gala concert at the House of World Cultures. Speaking at the official opening was writer and prominent figure in South Africa's literary landscape, Njabulo S. Ndebele.

20/25 Fall of Apartheid and Berlin Wall

Sharing and Shaping History – 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa and 25 Years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago inspired many South Africans, just as the end of apartheid 20 years ago inspired many Germans. Both events changed the face of the globe for the better. The German government and the German people wholeheartedly congratulate all South Africans on the 20th anniversary of the new South Africa and we invite you to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Flags of Germany, the European Union and South Africa

German-South African Binational Commission

The German-South African Binational Commission, chaired by the South African Deputy President and the German Vice Chancellor/Foreign Minister, 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

09:00 - 15:00

Friday

09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8975

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Address

1267 Pretorius Street "Hadefields Office Park", Hatfield, Pretoria 0083

Directions

Fax:
+27 (0)12 427 8984 (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

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)21 405 3010

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Address

Physical address:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273 

Cape Town, 8000

Consular/Passport Section Pretoria

Please note that the passport fees can be paid with credit card or cash, unfortunately all other services at the consular section must be paid in cash.

Passport Section

Online appointments (no fee)

Opening hours for applicants (appointment required):           

Monday - Friday

08:00-12:00

Passport collection (no appointment required):

Monday - Thursday

11:00-12:00

Telephone enquiries:

Monday - Thursday

13:00-15:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8976

+27 (0)12 427 8978

Public Holidays 2014

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

10:00-12:00

Enquiries via telephone and e-mail: 

Monday - Thursday

08:00-10:00 and 

13:00-16:00

Friday

08:00-10:00

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8977

Contact via e-mail

Comment

Parking:

There are six customer parking bays available at the "Hadefields Office Park" (first come first serve basis). For visitors with disabilities we can book a parking bay. In this case, please contact us by telephone or e-mail.

Address

1267 Pretorius Street "Hadefields Office Park", Hatfield, Pretoria 0083

Directions

Phone:
+27 (0)12 427 8977

Consular/Passport Section Cape Town

PASSPORT

Opening Hours for Applications:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 405 3010 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

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:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town, 8001

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, as well as the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

There are no public visiting hours at the Embassy. Please ensure you have an appointment with an Embassy official in order to access the premises. 

The Visa and Consular sections are not located at Blackwood Street.

Address

180 Blackwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria

Telephone

+27 (0)12 427 8900

Fax

+27 (0)12 343 9401

Contact via e-mail

Consulate General Cape Town

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

Address

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town, 8001

Telephone

+27 (0)21 405 3000

Fax

+27 (0)21 421 0400

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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