1. Veronika Stoertzenbach is the orchestra's conductor Germany and South Africa: United in music and science
  2. Dehorned female rhino and male rhino Germany at the UN: Taking up fight against poaching
  3. Working in the lab tent Supporting the fight against Ebola
Veronika Stoertzenbach is the orchestra's conductor

Germany and South Africa: United in music and science

The Rector of the University of Stuttgart, Prof. Wolfram Ressel, began a two-week tour throughout South Africa on September 29 to deepen existing academic partnerships and establish new ones. He is accompanied by the Academic Orchestra of the University of Stuttgart that will perform with local orchestras to underline this mutual cooperation. The goal of this journey is to strengthen the ties between the University of Stuttgart and South African universities. Future interdisciplinary projects in the fields of technology, science and education promise to create a strong basis for innovation in both countries.

Dehorned female rhino and male rhino

Germany at the UN: Taking up fight against poaching

The German Foreign Minister and the President of Gabon will jointly chair a high-level luncheon today at the UN Headquarters in New York on “Poaching and Illicit Wildlife Trafficking.” The main goal of the event will be to gain momentum for action by the international community to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking.

Working in the lab tent

Supporting the fight against Ebola

In view of the increasing number of Ebola cases and the danger that the disease will spread uncontrollably, the German Foreign Office has set up a crisis unit and provided just under 6.4 million Euros to date to help combat the virus. Foreign Minister Steinmeier called for a global alliance against Ebola in a newspaper article published on September 21. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has provided an additional 10 million Euros to support World Health Organization projects.

The G7 Foreign Ministers

G7 foreign ministers meeting under German Presidency

Under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, September 25. After their consultations the G7 partners published a joint statement on the threat posed by the terrorist militia group ISIS, the Ebola epidemic and the crisis in Ukraine. Following this a meeting took place in the Deauville format – here too, the situation in the Middle East was at the top of the agenda.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier with a South African "Rhinose" in New York

Minister Steinmeier at the UN General Assembly

In his speech at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly German Foreign Minister Steinmeier argues that 2014 is a significant year for Europeans.

Biogas production from sugar beets in Germany

Technologies and Pathways for the Energetic Use of Biomass

The lecture series and summer school on bioenergy, presented by Dr. Ludger Eltrop (Visiting professor from the University of Stuttgart) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology earlier in September, will also be presented in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in Johannesburg from September 30 to October 3. Energy researchers, students, engineers, policy makers and consultants in the bio-energy sector (solids, liquids, gasses) are the target audience.

Energy Partnership

Successful German-South African Energy Partnership

Rainer Baake, State Secretary in the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, co-chaired the second meeting of the High-level Working Group of the German-South African Energy Partnership together with Ms. Thembisile Majola, South Africa's Deputy Minister of Energy, on September 18 in Berlin. The press release of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy provides information on the second High-level Working Group meeting of the German-South African Energy Partnership.

Vinu Nair (middle) will represent South Africa at the Finale in Berlin

Winner of South African Falling Walls Lab on his way to Berlin

Vinu Nair is on his way to represent young South African innovators at the Finale in Berlin, Germany on November 8, following his winning presentation on September 12 at the Falling Walls Lab in Johannesburg. The Falling Walls Lab is an annual event that provides a platform for young researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals to share their breakthrough ideas, research and prototypes which have the potential to shape our society in the foreseeable future.

Arrival of the refugees from the Prague Embassy on 5 October 1989 at Hof railway station (Bavaria)

New multimedia project on Fall of the Berlin Wall launch

A multimedia campaign for the film “Liberty Train” was launched on September 1 by deutschland.de. The online magazine is running a special blog to accompany the docu-drama on the journey of GDR embassy refugees from Prague. The series commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall with new online entries appearing throughout September.

20/25 Fall of Apartheid and Berlin Wall

Sharing and Shaping History – 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa and 25 Years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago inspired many South Africans, just as the end of apartheid 20 years ago inspired many Germans. Both events changed the face of the globe for the better. The German government and the German people wholeheartedly congratulate all South Africans on the 20th anniversary of the new South Africa and we invite you to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Flags of Germany, the European Union and South Africa

German-South African Binational Commission

The German-South African Binational Commission, chaired by the South African Deputy President and the German Vice Chancellor/Foreign Minister, 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

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)21 405 3010

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on visas

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Address

Physical address:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town

Postal address:

P.O. Box 4273 

Cape Town, 8000

Consular/Passport Section Pretoria

Please note that the passport fees can be paid with credit card or cash, unfortunately all other services at the consular section must be paid in cash.

Passport Section

Online appointments (no fee)

Opening hours for applicants (appointment required):           

Monday - Friday

08:00-12:00

Passport collection (no appointment required):

Monday - Thursday

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 2014

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

Please note that the German Consulate General in Cape Town will be closed on Friday, 3 October 2014!

PASSPORT

Opening Hours for Applications:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

Telephone and e-mail enquiries:

Monday - Thursday only

14:00 - 16:00
Telephone
+27 (0)21 405 3052
Fax

+27 (0)21 405 3010 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)

Enquiries via e-mail

Further information on passports

OTHER CONSULAR SERVICES

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 12:00

Public Holidays 2014

Directions to our office

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:

19th floor Triangle House
22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town, 8001

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, as well as the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland.

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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