1. German Embassy in Groenkloof, Pretoria Open Day at German Embassy
  2. #KhombiSAGermany #KhombiSA Germany - ''Let us show you Germany''
  3. Embassy staff planted a new lawn Germany Embassy revamps facilities in Hillbrow
German Embassy in Groenkloof, Pretoria

Open Day at German Embassy

The German Embassy Pretoria hosted an Open Day in August at its new premises in Groenkloof. Visitors could take a tour of the new building, learn more about the various Embassy departments and experience German culture. The recently rebuilt VW Kombi, KhombiSA, a vehicle for German culture, language and lifestyle, was also showcased on the day. An account of the Open Day in pictures.

#KhombiSAGermany

#KhombiSA Germany - ''Let us show you Germany''

The German Embassy Pretoria has rebuilt a VW Kombi 1971 model to showcase German culture, language and lifestyle in South Africa. #KhombisSAGermany is a word play with the isiZulu expression “Khombisa” (to show) and the English nickname “Kombi” for the VW bus in South Africa. The bus features a modern-style interior to allow for open discussion with South Africans wherever she drives. KhombiSA is branded in German national colours and the retro design of the 1970s.

Embassy staff planted a new lawn

Germany Embassy revamps facilities in Hillbrow

For this year’s Mandela Day, Ambassador Walter Lindner and over 40 staff members of the German Embassy worked side by side with members of the Outreach Foundation and the Church of Peace to renovate the foundation's Hillbrow community center.

Full show #FridayStandIn

Full show #FridayStandIn

South Africans participate in the 5th free national elections

Municipal elections in South Africa – a comparison with Germany

The municipal elections are held on August 3 in South Africa. In both Germany and South Africa, municipal elections are important, as decisions made within the municipalities have a big impact on everyday life, especially with regards to schools, infrastructure and hospitals.

The Bedford reservoir forms part of Ingula

Ingula hydro electric scheme: Successful German-SA green energy cooperation

The Ingula pumped-storage hydroelectric scheme is a power station in the escarpment of the Little Drakensberg range straddling the border of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces. The hydro plant  uses water from its upper reservoir to generate green electricity during peak demand.  In off peak-periods surplus energy from the base load power plants is used to pump the water to the upper reservoir.  The project was partly funded by German development bank KfW and several German companies were involved in its construction.

High-ranking participants attended the conference in Munich

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille visits Bavaria

The Bavarian Ministry of Economics and Media, Energy and Technology and the Government of the Western Cape Province hosted an economic conference on July 11 in the Bavarian capital Munich. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was one of the guests of honor. This economic conference enabled potential investors an insight into the South African landscape, and offered German companies which are established in the Western Cape to provide a detailed report of their activities.

Talents of 2016 in Durban

Talents Durban– “Degrees of Separation: Connecting People and Story”

In cooperation with the German Cultural agency Goethe-Institut and the KwaZulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the German Embassy Pretoria has funded this year’s 9th edition of Talents Durban in South Africa. Taking place during the 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), the five-day programme aimed to support 20 young film professionals to be from across the African continent.

Ambassador Lindner at the Johannesburg Rotary Club

“Yes We Can” Ambassador Lindner gives an outlook for global trends at Rotary Club

German Ambassador to South Africa, Walter Lindner, spoke about global trends at a reception organised by the Rotary Club of Johannesburg North Central on June 22.

German Foreign Minister visiting the CATS centre in Johannesburg

Vocational Education and Training powered by Germany

Vocational Education and Training creates jobs for youth in Germany. It is also a priority for our development cooperation to support South Africa's fight against youth unemployment. 

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Flags of Germany, the European Union and South Africa

German-South African Binational Commission

The German-South African Binational Commission 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

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

Please note that the Consular Section will be closed on September 20 and 30.

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 2016

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)
Opening hours for applicant (appointment required):
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 12:00
additionally on Thursdays
15:00 - 15:30
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

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