The German Embassy has the sad duty to announce the death of the former Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Walter Scheel.
A Book of Condolences will opened at the German Embassy, 6th Floor, Sanlam Center, 145 Independence Avenue on Tuesday, 30.08.2016 and Wednesday, 31.08.2016 from 09h00 until 13h00.
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
Visitors will be able to savour the Olympic and Paralympic spirit at a particularly special location in Rio de Janeiro. From 4 August to 18 September, Leblon Beach will be playing host to the OliAle Pavilion, a meeting point for Brazilians, tourists and all those looking to experience Rio 2016 with a German-Brazilian atmosphere.
Find out more about this new form of German participation in the Summer Olympics and about the Olympic games at
For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.
International German Olympics 2016
The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inform:
From 29 July until 3 August 2016 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) will be holding lectures on Renewable Energies and Nature Conservation in Namibia in the framework of the ifa Public Lectures Programme.
Lectures by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council