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Horst Kriete with Roland Bischof, repesentatives of SAFA and the German Embassy

Football and development aid

Mar 20, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
Ambassador Lindner with Ayanda Jiya and Sir LSG

Music video shoot with Ambassador Lindner and #KhombiSA

Dec 23, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria

German Football Ambassador awards presented at the Foreign Office

May 22, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
World champion Miroslav Klose won the honorary award

Football ambassadors shape Germany’s image all over the world. German footballers and trainers actively bridge borders. On May 18, there was an award ceremony for the winners of the “German Football Ambassador." Horst Kriete, who was a technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA from 1997-2002, won this prestigious award.

European Film Festival in South Africa

Apr 24, 2017 | Goethe-Institut South Africa
Film still from ''King of the Belgians''

The European Film Festival is back for the 4th time at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban from May 5 - 14. Each European film reflects the skills and take on the world of filmmakers who are not limited by national borders. The line-up of films represents 12 countries, including Germany's official entry into the category Best Foreign Film 2017.

German-Ghanaian Footballer in South Africa’s PSL

Jan 20, 2017 | GIC Africa
German-Ghanaian footballer Weidlich

Denis Papa Danso Weidlich was born in Germany to Ghanaian parents. Before the kick-off of the current PSL season he moved from Germany to South Africa to defend for Maritzburg United. The GIC Africa did an exclusive interview with the 30-year-old about his experiences in Mzansi.

Learning without borders ‑ Conference of German Schools Abroad in Berlin

Jan 6, 2017 | FFO
Orchestra of the German School in Pretoria

More than 130 school principals have been meeting on January 4 at the German Foreign Office in Berlin. Their schools do not just ensure that children all over the world can be taught in German. In fact, from Chile to Windhoek, German and local children can together complete their university entrance qualification, the Abitur ‑ an encounter that stays with them for life.

Music video shoot with DJ Sir LSG, Ayanda Jiya and Ambassador Lindner

Dec 23, 2016 | German Embassy Pretoria
Ambassador Lindner with Ayanda Jiya and Sir LSG

On December 19, German Ambassador Walter Lindner featured in a music video shoot for the new single "Sand Castles." The single is a collaboration between South African newcomer, DJ Sir LSG and South African singer and songwriter Ayanda Jiya.


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Culture, Education, Sport

Pinakothek der Moderne

Cultural and educational affairs as well as sports play an important role in Germany`s foreign policy. The Cultural Section of the German Embassy in Pretoria is dedicated together with other German and German-South African cultural institutions to promote contact, co-operation and understanding between the people of Germany and South Africa.

Cultural partners in South Africa

There are numerous partners to the German Embassy in the fields of culture, education and sport in South Africa. Here you will find a list conatining the contact details of these organisations, in addition to contact information for the Cultural Department.