1. Candles, flowers and condolence messages at the Düsseldorf Airport German Chancellor Merkel shocked by plane crash
  2. The first stop for Mr. Volker Bouffier, was Soweto, where he met children from a local orphanage “The future belongs to Africa”
  3. Hoffenheim plays Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City, Johannesburg Bundesliga players reflect on their training camps in South Africa
Candles, flowers and condolence messages at the Düsseldorf Airport

German Chancellor Merkel shocked by plane crash

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her shock at the news that a plane belonging to a German airline has crashed on Tuesday, March 24. Her deepest sympathy, she says, goes to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives. Angela Merkel will be visiting the crash site herself on March 25.

The first stop for Mr. Volker Bouffier, was Soweto, where he met children from a local orphanage

“The future belongs to Africa”

In one week from the Cape to Delagoa Bay – Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of the German federal state of Hesse and current President of the German Federal Chamber (Bundesrat) visited Southern Africa from March 15-22. The politician was accompanied by a large business and science delegation while travelling South Africa and Mozambique.

Hoffenheim plays Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City, Johannesburg

Bundesliga players reflect on their training camps in South Africa

In January 2015, two Bundesliga teams conducted their winter training camps in South Africa. TSG Hoffenheim , from Sinsheim, trained in Randburg, Johannesburg and played against PSL sides Tuks and Kaizer Chiefs. Second place Wolfsburg, out of the town with the same name, trained in Cape Town and played Ajax and Chippa United (in Port Elizabeth). During their stay, the GIC Africa was able to interview several players from both teams, where they shared their observations of the country and, most importantly, the football in South Africa.

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Steinmeier and Gabriel open international energy conference in Berlin

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel opened the first “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue” on March 26 at the Federal Foreign Office.

Participants of the workshop

Journalist Workshop on „Green Topics“: Tools and techniques of investigative journalism

In view of COP 21 Climate Conference in Paris later this year, the German Embassy hosted a workshop on green topics for five South African journalists at the “Institute for the Advancement of Journalism” in Johannesburg from March 9-11, 2015.

The Benguela Current is unique in terms of ecological and economical potential

Protecting the "current of plenty"

The German Ministry for the Environment is supporting the countries of Angola, Namibia and South Africa in their joint effort to establish sustainable managment of the Benguela Current with 8.9 million Euro.

The engine pod and rotor blades of a Nordex wind turbine

German renewable firm adding to wind energy supply in SA

German company Nordex will contribute to energy generation of up to 424 Gwh with the latest wind energy-technology in the Eastern Cape. This private sector involvement complements the efforts of the South African-German Energy partnership, which has thus far seen government projects and consultations contribute to energy efficiency and increased renewable energy in South Africa.

Frigate ''Brandenburg'' was the flagship in the anti-pirate operation ''Atalanta'' in 2014

German-South African military join forces for biannual training exercises

The combined military exercise GOOD HOPE, between the German Armed Forces and the South African National Defence Force, takes place for the sixth time March 2 -27 in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, False Bay and the Overberg Test Range. The bilateral exercise facilitates the sharing of maritime expertise and strengthens military cooperation between the two countries. On March 13-14, participating ships will be open for public visitors at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

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. 

An apprentice workshop in Germany

Vocational Education and Training

The German system of dual vocational training is unique. State, business and social partners work in close cooperation to continually improve this training model, geared to the real needs of the economy. This enables it to make a significant contribution to guaranteeing that the need for skilled workers can be met and thus to securing Germany's high level of competitiveness and productivity. Work-based learning ensures that both vocational and social skills are developed from day one.

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

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 2015

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

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 2015

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

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)21 405 3010 (South Africa)

+49 (0) 30 1817 67209 (Germany)
Public Holidays 2015
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:

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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