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World champion Miroslav Klose won the honorary award

Award ceremony: German Football Ambassador 2017

May 22, 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

Apply for a work space in the brand new Hub@Goethe

Aug 15, 2017 | Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg has launched a brand new state-of-the-art library, including a Gamebox and a creative innovation hub called Hub@Goethe! The German cultural-language institute is currently accepting applications from individual or group creative projects and tech-driven startups for a free six month residency. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs with sustainable projects.

The Durban International Film Festival brings Germany to South Africa

Jul 4, 2017 | Goethe-Institut
The two young protagonists in ''Goodbye Berlin''

The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with a German focus. Ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals, as well as networking sessions with the cream of the international film industry crop awaits filmgoers mid-July in Durban.

South African designer travels to Berlin Fashion Week

Jul 3, 2017 | GIC Africa
ERRE designs

Fashion brand ERRE are on their way to Berlin to experience Berlin Fashion week. The German Embassy Pretoria is empowering upcoming designers through an initiative which sends designers to Berlin Fashion Week to expand their skills and experience the local fashion scene. The GIC Africa caught up with Natasha Jaume from ERRE about her upcoming trip to Berlin Fashion Week.

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.


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Culture, Education, Sport

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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.