1. The flags of the EU member states in front of the European Parliament Combating the causes of flight, not the refugees
  2. Chancellor Merkel spoke at the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue Conclusions of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
  3. Automechanika Johannesburg German pavilions at top SA trade fairs
The flags of the EU member states in front of the European Parliament

Combating the causes of flight, not the refugees

In an article in Frankfurt's leading daily on May 18, the German Minister of State and the Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration urged a new approach to handling refugees, one that addresses the causes for migration, averts disasters at sea and encourages a more balanced distribution of refugees amongst the EU nations.

Chancellor Merkel spoke at the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Conclusions of the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI concluded on May 19, with roughly 35 Ministers articulating the strong ambition of the participating countries to meet their climate targets The conference took place May 17-19 in Berlin ahead of the important COP21 negotiations in Paris.

Automechanika Johannesburg

German pavilions at top SA trade fairs

Two of South Africa's leading trade fairs will take place next week. Africa's largest exhibition for healthcare professionals, Africa Health, will be at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand May 5-7 and the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto will host the bi-annual automotive exhibition Automechanika Johannesburg May 6-9.

Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Thuringian Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society

German delegation from Thuringia in Gauteng and Western Cape

A high-level delegation from the German state of Thuringia will travel to South Africa May 4-8. It will be led by Wolfgang Tiefensee, the Thuringian Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society and former German Transport Minister.

Call for applications: Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab

The German development agency giz's Global Leadership Academy and Impact Solutions are launching the new Urban Innovation and Leadership Lab – for leaders, organisations and change agents who want to unleash their potential to tackle current and future challenges relating to urban life and development.

The Johannesburg Nelson Mandela Bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Southern Africa

German support for SADC infrastructure projects

Regional integration made a major step towards improving infrastructure on the ground when the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) Project Preparation and Development Fund (PPDF) was established. Germany is proud to support this fund with approx. 64 million Rand.

Green Talents

Green Talents Competition 2015 now open

Applications are now being accepted from young researchers interested in taking part in the Green Talents Competition 2015. The competition offers 25 winners the opportunity to promote their research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots.

Club music duo Schlachthofbronx

German club music duo Johannesburg

Munich bass hits Johannesburg. The German band Schlachthofbronx charmed their fans on May 12 with fast beats and creative song texts. The Goethe Institut brought a stunning event to Rosebank that charged up fans from South Africa and Germany alike.

Min. Schmidt officially opens the German-Zambia Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre in Chisamba

Minister's visit highlights cooperation in Zambia's agricultural sector

Germany's Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt visited Zambia April 15-17, highlighting the bilateral collaboration that has given a boost to Zambia’s agricultural sector. While there, the Minister launched the new Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre and attended the opening of Zambia's largest business platform for the agricultural sector, the AGRITECH Expo.

Children of Diepsloot in the vegetable garden

Green paths out of poverty

Diepsloot is a densely populated township in northern Johannesburg. The non-profit organization “Afrika Tikkun” has taken on the task of helping the people of that area out of poverty and reducing their lack of prospects. The German Embassy Pretoria is proud to support “Afrika Tikkun” with 80,000 Rand in a unique and creative project. The finances were used to set up an organic vegetable garden.

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.

Employment opportunity at the German Embassy Pretoria

Info

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

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

View the consular jurisdiction map

German Embassy

Consular jurisdiction: Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga, the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland, as well as Mauritius.

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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