The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg is located at the University of the Witwatersrand. We offer advice and information to all South Africans on study and research in Germany and coordinate academic exchange between South Africa and Germany.

Office Hours:

  • Monday 08:00 – 15:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 15:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 & 12:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday 08:00 – 15:00
  • Friday 08:00 – 15:00

Dr Anja Hallacker, Director

Email: anja.hallacker@wits.ac.za

Availability: Tuesdays – Thursdays ,  10:00 – 16:00.

More on Dr Anja Hallacker

Dr Anja Hallacker has been the director of the DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg and a lecturer in the German Department of the University of the Witwatersrand since November 2017. She has worked in higher education systems all her life and takes pleasure and pride in supporting young students and researchers. From 2009 until 2014 she was the director of the DAAD Information Centre Pune in India and from 2014 – 2017 she served as managing director of the world-renowned Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She enjoys engaging with scholarship holders, students, researchers and DAAD South Africa partners and to promote internationalisation in the South African higher education system.

Responsible for: Consultation for research co-operations and university partnerships – Information sessions/events on the German research landscape – Consultation with doctoral candidates about doctoral education in Germany; Alumni Network and Alumni Events; DAAD Southern Africa Networking – German Institutions in South Africa Networking; Reports –  Finances – Team Management

Gontse Scholz, Information Coordinator

Availability: Mon – Fri 09:00 – 13:00

More on Gontse Scholz

Gontse Scholz completed her postgraduate studies in Educational Management at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2015. She joined the DAAD Information Center Johannesburg team in July 2019. Gontse is responsible for consultations, study abroad fairs, informations session and the annual Falling Walls Lab Johannesburg event.

Lynn Allemann, Information Officer

Email: daad@wits.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0) 60 610 8342

Availability: Mon – Friday 08:00 – 15:00

More on Lynn Allemann

Lynn completed her Bachelors Degree with a triple major in Linguistics, German and Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand during which time she also participated in an exchange to Tübingen Germany with the DAAD. She joined the office in September 2021 and is responsible for social media, the website, information sessions and finances.

Eden Galetta, Information Officer

Email:  daad@wits.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0) 79 037 8613

Availability: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 15:00

More on Eden Galetta

Eden Galetta completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple major in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2020. She joined the DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg team in September 2021. Eden is responsible for social media, the newsletter, general office administration, information sessions and the Falling Walls Lab event.

Office Closure 2022

The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg will be closed over the following days in 2022:

  • Human Rights Day Mon, 21 Mar 2022
  • Good Friday Fri, 15 Apr 2022
  • Family Day Mon, 18 Apr 2022
  • Freedom Day Wed, 27 Apr 2022
  • International Workers’ Day Mon, 02 May 2022
  • Youth Day (in South Africa) Thu, 16 Jun 2022
  • National Women’s Day Tue, 09 Aug 2022
  • Day of Reconciliation Fri, 16 Dec 2022
  • Boxing Day Mon, 26 Dec 2022