1. Chancellor Merkel and AU-President Dlamini Zuma EU-Africa Summit draws to a close in Brussels
  2. BM Steinmeier and AU Commission president Dlamini-Zuma in Ethiopia German Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Africa
  3. SciFest 2014 German Cluster Germany at SciFest Africa 2014
Chancellor Merkel and AU-President Dlamini Zuma

EU-Africa Summit draws to a close in Brussels

The 4th EU-Africa Summit in Brussels drew to a close on April 3 after the more than 60 African and EU leaders discussed the future of their relations and reinforcing the links between the continents. They issued a summit declaration highlighting the close EU-Africa relations and shared values of democracy, respect for human rights, the rule of law and good governance, as well as the right to development.

BM Steinmeier and AU Commission president Dlamini-Zuma in Ethiopia

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Africa

Foreign Minister Steinmeier arrived in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa on March 24. On his first visit to Africa during his second term in office, Steinmeier wants to emphasise that Germany views the up-and-coming countries of Africa as partners in efforts to solve global challenges and believes that the resulting economic and social ties will bring opportunities to both sides. From March 23 to 27, the Foreign Minister will visit Ethiopia, Tanzania and Angola.

SciFest 2014 German Cluster

Germany at SciFest Africa 2014

Grahamstown, a quaint college town in South Africa's Eastern Cape, annually hosts SciFest Africa, the continent's largest science festival. Germany has broadened its participation in the festival this year, coordinating a German Cluster exhibition stand, hosting three Science Slams and bringing a performing physicist with a great stage show to the event. SciFest runs from March 12-18.

Brandenburger Tor

Pretoria News: Germany has global security role

The country must be willing to bear risks, and that includes helping to stabilise fragile African states, say its leaders. Is Germany shirking its responsibility for maintaining global security? Leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new Conservative-Social Democrat coalition government asked themselves this tough question at a major conference on security in Munich recently.

ATAF Consultative Conference on New Rules of the Global Tax Agenda

‘Historic’ meeting to make Africa’s voice heard in international tax agenda

Representatives of tax administrations from 27 African countries, together with academics and international organisations, met In Johannesburg in March to prepare collective input from Africa on new rules of the global tax agenda, including a discussion on base erosion and profit shifting. The conference was supported by GIZ's Good Financial Governance (GFG) in Africa programme which is active in various African countries.

BMW Group SAP Competence Centre

BMW Group opens SAP Competence Hub in South Africa

German car manufacturer BMW has officially opened a BMW SAP Competence Hub in South Africa. Approximately 80 SAP software engineers will be employed and will be rendering IT services worldwide, concentrating specifically on SAP-based production applications. The IT hub is one of only three, with the two other hubs situated in the United States and India.

German experts were sent to the African Gymnastics Championship for a judges’ educational program

Germany supports the African Gymnastics Union

Four German experts were sent to the African Gymnastics Championship for a judges’ educational program and to act as neutral judges. With their skills, highly professional performance and open-minded and amicable approach, they convinced their African partners and captured their hearts.

Henkel Foundation grant

Launch of new grant for African doctoral students at University of Stellenbosch

The Gerda Henkel Foundation in Germany awarded a five-year grant of 750,000 Euro to Stellenbosch University to support and strengthen intellectual capacity in South Africa and across the African continent. The University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences will be the implementing partner of this five-year fellowship grant. The Gerda Henkel Foundation’s Lisa Maskell Fellowship Programme was launched in the presence of Ambassador Horst Freitag on March 18 in Stellenbosch.

solar photovoltaic (PV) plant

Solar electricity powers sustainable Community Dairy in Western Cape

On March 19, a 20 kW thin film solar photovoltaic (PV) plant was inaugurated at Camphill Village in the Western Cape, South Africa. German companies contributed more than 50.000 Euro to ensure the successful installation.

Bundesaußenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

“You can only change things if you get involved’’

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the importance of the European elections and wise diplomacy.

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 Foreign Minister, is held every two years. 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 8974

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

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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