1. Official logo Germany’s G20 Presidency: Focus on Africa
  2. Former German President Roman Herzog Condolence book for former German President Roman Herzog
  3. German Ambassador Lindner with Thuli Madonsela German Africa Award for Adv. Madonsela
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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.

Former German President Roman Herzog

Condolence book for former German President Roman Herzog

Following the passing away of former German President Roman Herzog, members of the public are invited to sign a condolence book at the German Embassy Pretoria and German General Consulate in Cape Town. In Pretoria a condolence book is available on Thursday, January 12 from 10h00-14h00 and on Friday, January 13 from 10h00-13h00. In Cape Town a condolence book is available on Wednesday, January 11 from 12h00-16h00, Thursday, January 12 from 09h00-16h00 and Friday, January 13 from 09h00-12h00.

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.

Journalist at work

Apply for the International Journalists’ Programme

Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) and up to five young German journalists.

Paul Collier, Africa policy advisor to the German government during the G20 presidency

Paul Collier: 'Let's stop preaching to Africa'

Paul Collier, a leading development economist, has spoken with Deutsche Welle about a new G20 agenda for Africa, which should focus on improving private investment, learning from China, and not repeating the mistakes of the past.

German-Ghanaian footballer Weidlich

German-Ghanaian Footballer in South Africa’s PSL

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.

Ifo refugee camp in Dabaab, northeastern Kenya

Learning to understand what prompts migration

In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration.

Orchestra of the German School in Pretoria

Learning without borders ‑ Conference of German Schools Abroad in Berlin

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.

Ambassador Lindner with Captain Wunderlich of the POLARSTERN

German Research Vessel Day in Cape Town

On December 13, Cape Town Harbour was host to a very rare occasion: the two German research vessels POLARSTERN and METEOR simultaneously anchored at its piers. The stop-over is generally used to prepare for the missions ahead and to exchange research crews but this time was complemented by an entire “German Research Vessels Colloquium and Open Ship Day” that drew many distinguished guests to the Mother City.

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.

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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 2017

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

Employment opportunity at the German Embassy Pretoria

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There is currently a full-time position available at the German Embassy Pretoria. Please download the following description for further information.

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