Beginning June 6, 2013, the German Embassy in Pretoria and the German Consulate General in Cape Town will start working with the Visa Information System (VIS). ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY IN PERSON, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints – can be collected.
Visa Information System (VIS)
German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner visited South Africa and Ethiopia from May 5-11, 2013. Alongside political discussions with ministerial colleagues, the trip focused on the Ministry's active commitment to improving food security in important African regions. On the occassion of her visit, an opinion piece of Minister Aigner was published in the South African Farmer's Weekly.
Minister Aigner visits South Africa, Ethiopia
A Zulu who wants to be thoroughly examined might ask his doctor to ‘bhekisisa’ him. ‘Taking a close look’ is exactly what the Mail & Guardian (M&G)’s Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism is supposed to do.
Mail & Guardian Health Desk
Goethe in Soweto: German is now being taught in the best-known former township near Johannesburg – and on the very spot where the protests against the language policies of the South African apartheid regime began.
Learning German in Soweto
The highly-successful “German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013” concluded on April 16, 2013 in Berlin. German Education Minister, Johanna Wanka, and her South African counterpart Minister Derek Hanekom hosted the final event honouring this year of special activities on the day.
Year of Science final event
Festival organizers at Scifest Africa, South Africa’s annual in the Eastern Cape National Science Festival, successfully managed to move and shake the city of Grahamstown from March 13-19, with a impressive program offering the over 72,000 local and international visitors a kaleidoscope of scientific innovation and exploration.
SciFest Africa Festival
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.