1. Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW and DG Murray Trust Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in the Eastern Cape
  2. Steinmeier is the Chairman in Office Germany and the OSCE
  3. Ambassador Lindner chatting to the community Unorthodox envoy gets about in SA
Representatives of the German Embassy, DoH, KfW and DG Murray Trust

Germany supports new HIV prevention measures in the Eastern Cape

On January 28, 2016 the German development bank KfW signed a Financing Agreement with the South African Department of Health and the DG Murray Trust for a new HIV Prevention programme worth 12 million Euro.

Steinmeier is the Chairman in Office

Germany and the OSCE

On January 1, Germany assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and will therefore be responsible for steering the organisation through current crises and challenges in 2016. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme, under the motto “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust and restoring security”, to the 57 OSCE member states in Vienna on January 14.

Ambassador Lindner chatting to the community

Unorthodox envoy gets about in SA

German Ambassador Lindner says he is no ordinary diplomat and has broken away from the "protocolish" script and expected diplomatic behaviour very often. He is one of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trusted men: a troubleshooter of some sort. Read the Business Day's profile on Ambassador Lindner.

Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016 in London

Support for Syria and its neighbours

In view of the extreme humanitarian situation in and around Syria, the international Supporting Syria and the Region conference is being held in London on February 4. Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations will co‑host the event. Apart from securing pledges of financial assistance, the objective is to work on policy that will give refugees more prospects in the region, primarily through education and access to the labour market.

The German triathlon team in Potchefstroom

German triathletes follow the sun to South Africa

In early January, the German triathlon national team held a training camp in Potchefstroom. The 13 athletes will be in South Africa until February 5, preparing for the 2016 season. The national team competes in the Olympic distance: 1,5 km swimming, 40 km bicycle race and 10 km running. This year’s season highlight will be the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. National coach Dan Lorang prepared a busy schedule for his team, to improve everyone’s basic endurance.

Expert next to a solar panel

Germany commits R1.3 billion for development cooperation to South Africa

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and German Ambassador Walter Lindner signed two agreements worth R 1.3 billion for development cooperation between South Africa and Germany. About half of the allocated sum will be used to develop green energy in South Africa.

At the signing for the NMT Programme's second phase

Germany supports South Africa in carbon emissions reduction

On February 2, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the German Government and the German Development Bank KfW launched the second phase of their Non-Motorized Transport Programme (NMT) in Pretoria. The German government has committed an additional R 86 million grant funding for the programme doubling the initial grant for the first phase that was committed in 2010 during the FIFA World Cup. The Programme aims at reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and advocating behavioural change towards a cleaner more healthy lifestyle.

Euro bills

“Unhappy but optimistic” – German companies have mixed opinions about their business with Africa

A recent survey among the members of the German-African Business Association shows a negative trend in the business situation assessment for 2015. Despite this one third of the companies surveyed expressed a positive outlook for 2016

The Heads of the 140 German Schools Abroad at the German Foreign Office

More funds for German Schools Abroad

More funds for German Schools Abroad Jan 8, 2016 The German Schools Abroad are to receive an additional 22 million euros in funding in 2016. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the good news at the opening of the annual Meeting of the Heads of the German Schools Abroad on January 6 at the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

Ndlalambi Nazarene Primary School with School Governing Body

Germany financed five micro-projects in Swaziland in 2015

The micro-project scheme is part of Germany's overall development co-operation that contributes to poverty alleviation and improvement of living standards. This micro-project scheme also aims  to cover the basic needs of the poorest social classes, especially in rural areas. Here is an overview of  the projects funded by the German Embassy in the Kingdom of Swaziland in 2015.

Studierende mit Laptop

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. 

An apprentice workshop in Germany

Vocational Education and Training

The German system of dual vocational training is unique. State, business and social partners work in close cooperation to continually improve this training model, geared to the real needs of the economy. This enables it to make a significant contribution to guaranteeing that the need for skilled workers can be met and thus to securing Germany's high level of competitiveness and productivity. Work-based learning ensures that both vocational and social skills are developed from day one.

Flags of Germany, the European Union and South Africa

German-South African Binational Commission

The German-South African Binational Commission 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

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)

Opening hours for applicants (appointment required):           

Monday - Friday

08:00-12:00

Passport collection (no appointment required):

Monday - Friday

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 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

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

Further information

Passport Section
Online appointments (no fee)
Opening hours for applicant (appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
additionally on Thursdays
15:00 - 15:30
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.

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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