The German embassy in Pretoria, Gauteng is the diplomatic mission of Germany in South Africa. The embassy is concerned with all aspects of foreign relations, ranging from the promotion of bilateral relations to support for German business interests and help for German citizens, and they are also involved in international research and technology cooperation as well as social, agricultural and development policy.

The Cultural Section of the German Embassy in Pretoria is dedicated, together with other German and German-South African cultural institutions, to promote contact, co-operation and understanding between the people of Germany and South Africa.

German Embassy in Pretoria contact details

Address: 201 Florence Ribeiro Ave, Groenkloof, Pretoria, 0181
Tel: +27(0) 12 427 8900
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Cape town

German Consulate General in Cape Town

 Address: Roeland Park / e-tv Building, 4 Stirling St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925
Tel: +27(0) 21 405 3000
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

German Consulate General in Durban (Honorary Consul)

 Address: 9 Kensington Dr, Westville, Durban, 3629
Tel: +27(0) 31 266 3920
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Germany Overview

Germany has the largest population of any EU country. Its territory stretches from the North Sea and the Baltic in the north to the Alps in the south and is traversed by some of Europe’s major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe. Germany is a federal republic.

Political system: federal parliamentary republic

Population: 81 197 537 (2015)

Capital: Berlin

German language Overview

German is the second most widely spoken Germanic language, after English. Based on census data from 2010, German is the 11th most-spoken language in the world, with over 132 million speakers. Of that number, about 79 million of the speakers live in Germany. About 76 million people in the world speak German as a first language, with an additional 56 million speaking it as a second, third or fourth language. In Africa, the only country with a sizeable number of German-speakers in Africa is Namibia, formerly called German Southwest Africa, with 11,200.

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