The sections of the Consulate General

The sections of the Consulate General

Here you find information about the portefolio of our individual sections

  • Political Section

    Bundesadler Enlarge image (© BRD)

    The Political section is mainly involved in the monitoring of the political development in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces and the close bonds of partnership between the Western Cape Province and Bavaria (since 1995) and between the Eastern Cape Province and Lower Saxony respectively. Furthermore the Consulate General attends to the large number of German visitors and delegations and gives advise for visits of South African politicians emanating for these provinces to Germany.

    Contact via e-mail

    Organization
    Head of section: Dr Bernd Rinnert, Secretary: Andrea Bareth-Bimbiris
    Phone:
    021 405 3031
    Fax:
    021 421 0400
  • Legal and Consular Section

    Naturalisation Enlarge image Naturalisation (© picture alliance / dpa) The Legal and Consular section offers many services to our customers, be it visa, passports, answering questions of German citizenship, or any other consular services.

    Contact via e-mail
    Please see our list of services here...

    Organization
    Head of section: Frank Stößel, Secretary: Cordula Behrendt
    Phone:
    021 405 3023
    Fax:
    021 405 3010
  • Cultural section

    Book Fair Cape Town Enlarge image (© dpa/picture-alliance) The Cultural section of the German Consulate Cape Town is cooperating with the German and local South African-German cultural and educational institutions to strengthen the cultural relations with the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape.
    We are dealing with cooperation in the school and tertiary education sector as well as issues relating to the arts and sports.
    We are working closely with our South African and German partners at the relevant institutions and departments.

    Contact via e-mail



    Organization
    Head of section: Kirsten Buchhorn, Secretary: Ilse Böhringer
    Phone:
    021 405 3034
    Fax:
    021 421 0400
  • Economic Section

    German Mittelstand Enlarge image German Mittelstand (© picture-alliance / dpa) The Economic section supports German interests in the economic, commercial and environmental sectors in the Cape provinces and acts as liaison between German companies and public institutions and organisations and private companies.
    The section works closely with the regional Cape Town office of South African - German Chamber of Commerce and and offers information about Germany as a business location and Germany-related economic questions.

    Contact via e-mail



    Organization
    Head of section: Dr Bernd Rinnert, Secretary: Andrea Bareth-Bimbiris
    Phone:
    021 405 3031
    Fax:
    021 421 0400
  • Economic Cooperation

    Enlarge image The Economic Cooperation and Development section administers a micro project fund through which local organisations can obtain financial support.

    Furthermore, the German Consulate is member of the Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development. 

    Contact via e-mail

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    Organization
    Head of section: Klaus Heidorn, Secretary: Ilse Böhringer
    Phone:
    021 405 3032
    Fax:
    021 421 0400
  • Public Relations

    Zeitungen Enlarge image (© colourbox.com)

    The Press section is tasked with the monitoring of the media in the Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces and with supporting their representatives and German journalists working in this part of South Africa. In addition it updates the website of the Consulate General.

    Contact via e-mail

    Organization
    Head of section: Dr Bernd Rinnert, Secretary: Andrea Bareth-Bimbiris
    Phone:
    021 405 3031
    Fax:
    021 421 0400