The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg is located at the University of Witwatersrand. We are thrilled to be here in the heart of multicultural and diverse South Africa. Our door is always open to visitors and those who would like to learn more about DAAD in South Africa, studying in Germany and funding opportunities for study in South Africa and Germany. We have many events and university visits all over the country all year round. Check our Facebook and website regularly for more information on these events.

Dr Anja Hallacker, Director of DAAD South Africa

Dr Anja Hallacker has been the director of the DAAD Information Center 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 Center Pune in India and for the past three years she served as managing director of the world-renowned Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School for Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. South Africa is an exciting new adventure for her and she looks forward to 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; Website (German) - Webinars; Reports -  Finances - Team Management

Office Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 07h30 - 16h00


Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 9332

Ntsiki Mdlankomo, Programme Advisor

Ntsiki Mdlankomo studied Law and Business Administration in Germany before she founded her own event management company. After 20 years in Germany, she returned to Soweto and worked for the Goethe Institute Johannesburg. In October 2015 she joined the DAAD Johannesburg office and has ever since then livened up the office with a joyful hard working attitude.

Responsible for: Information sessions/events - Science Fairs and Conferences - Material and Brochures; Co-operation with German Schools - Goethe-Institut - German Embassy and Consulate

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10h00 - 18h30


Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 4269

Jaco Herbst, Programme Advisor

Jaco Herbst completed his Bachelor’s degree with a triple major in English, German and French with Distinction at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016.  Jaco has been working in the office since June 2017 and enjoys consultation sessions with South African students and researchers who are interested in study and research in Germany.

Responsible for: Consultations - Consultation Appointments - Information sessions/events - Science Fairs and Conferences; Website - Social Media - Newsletter; Statistics - Reports - Research for reports; Finances

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 7h30 - 16h00


Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 9334

Office Closure 2018

The DAAD Information Center Johannesburg will be closed over the following days in 2018:

  • 27 April - 1 May 2018
  • 2 July - 6 July 2018
  • 9 August - 10 August 2018
  • 6 September - 11 September 2018
  • 17 December 2018 - 11 January 2019