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 DAAD South Africa and a lecturer in the German Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, since November 2016. 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.

Email: anja.hallacker@wits.ac.za


Ntsiki Mdlankomo, DAAD South Africa Administration


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.

Email: daad@wits.ac.za


Jaco Herbst, DAAD South Africa Administration


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. In the future he wishes to obtain an MBA and work in German and French corporate ventures in South Africa. His greatest wish is to publish an acclaimed novel.

Email: daad@wits.ac.za


Elly Ngoma, Admin Assistant


Elly Ngoma is an admin assistant for DAAD South Africa. She is a third-year BA student at the University of the Witwatersrand, majoring in German and Linguistics. She aspires to work in diplomacy, for an organization such as the United Nations or an NGO, where she hopes to make a positive contribution to the development of developing countries within Africa, Asia and South America.


Anwyll de Leeuw, Office Assistant


Anwyll de Leeuw is the office assistant at DAAD South Africa. He has completed a BCom degree from the University of Johannesburg and is currently pursuing a BMus Music degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. When he isn’t playing guitar, you will find him watching series, taking photos, videographing or practicing German.