1. Official logo Germany’s G20 Presidency: Focus on Africa
  2. German Ambassador Lindner with Thuli Madonsela German Africa Award for Adv. Madonsela
  3. South African Foreign Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and her German counterpart Steinmeier Plenary session of the 9th Binational Commission
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Germany’s G20 Presidency: Focus on Africa

Starting December 1, 2016, Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and governments of the world’s leading industrial countries, emerging economies, and representatives of international organisations will take place in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 next year.

German Ambassador Lindner with Thuli Madonsela

German Africa Award for Adv. Madonsela

On November 23, Advocate Thulisile Madonsela was honored with the German Africa Award for her outstanding work as the Public Protector in South Africa. The ceremony was held in Berlin by the President of German Parliament Norbert Lammert.

South African Foreign Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and her German counterpart Steinmeier

Plenary session of the 9th Binational Commission

On November 16, the ninth session of the German-South African Binational Commission took place in Berlin. The delegations were headed by South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Several ministers and high-ranking officials came together in eight working groups to strengthen their cooperation and lay out common plans for the future.

Full show #FridayStandIn

Full show #FridayStandIn

Shortly before officially taking on the G20 Presidency, the Chancellor met with the World Bank president

Agreement with the World Bank

During the G20 Presidency, Germany will work closely with the World Bank to tackle the effects of climate change. German Development Minister Gerd Müller and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have signed an agreement to that effect. Germany contributes 105 million Euro to World Bank climate programmes.

Service mechatronic at Porsche Training and Recruitment Center South Africa

Porsche launches educational training project for young people

The German car manufacturer Porsche launches an educational training project to help socially disadvantaged young adults in South Africa. From mid-2017, a total of 75 young men and women will be trained as service mechatronics at the new Porsche Training and Recruitment Center in South Africa across three academic years. This training will unlock career opportunities for the young adults, not only at Porsche itself, but also with other German car brands in the VW Group.

Climate induced migration - join in the conversation

As part of the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), the Diplomatic Missions of Germany, Italy and Switzerland will be hosting a session on “Climate Induced Migration – Impacts on our Urban Environments” on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 07h30 - 09h00  at CSIR Convention Centre. Participate in the discussion!

German and South African environmental ministers at the signing of the CSP

Germany and South Africa sign climate programme

At the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, German Minister for Environmental Affairs, Barbara Hendricks, and her South African counterpart, Edna Molewa, symbolically signed Phase III of the Climate Support Programme (CSP).

Knowledge Sharing on Human Resource Planning

Knowledge sharing on human resource planning

Significant discussions took place between Germany, South Africa and France on development and delivery challenges in Public Service organisations. Policy makers, experts and practitioners from these countries and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) met in Pretoria to exchange information on trends, challenges and good practices on human resource planning.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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
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

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 2016

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 2016
Directions to our office
Enquiries via e-mail
Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES
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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