Terms and Conditions of the 'Market Quiz' and the 'Bundesliga Predication Game' at the Deutschlandfest, 9 November 2019 at 012 Central, Pretoria
Where were you when the Berlin Wall came down? All of us in Europe who experienced November 9, 1989 can answer this question. When East and West Germans embraced each other with tears of joy 30 years ago, this spelled not only the end to the division of Germany.
We Germans have learned our lesson from history: Only if our neighbours, friends and partners thrive as we do, we will do well in the long-run. In Africa, this is called Ubuntu, writes Ambassador Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
The German Consulate General in Cape Town will be closed from 23 October to 1 November 2019.
We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never condone it, let alone sweep them under the carpet. They are and remain ugly expressions of xenophobia, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
Commemorating the German National Day (Day of German Unity) and the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany invites to the “Deutschlandfest” on the 9th of November 2019.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier pointed out in his speech in Wielun, Poland, that Germany, despite its history, was allowed to grow to new strength in Europe and in this world. He said that's why as Germans, we must do more for Europe, writes Martin Schäfer for News24.com.
Minister Seehofer issues two decrees allowing restoration of German citizenship.
For an outsider who is lucky enough to live and work in South Africa, it is fascinating to see how the rule of law has taken centre stage in so many recent political issues – without this always being explicit, writes Ambassador Martin Schäfer for News24.com.