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.
Dr Anja Hallacker, Director
Availability: Mondays – Thursdays , 10:00 – 16:00.
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: On leave
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
Phone: +27 (0) 60 610 8342
Availability: Mon & Tues & Fri 8:00 – 11:00 , Wed & Thurs 8:00 – 16:00
Lynn Allemann completed her Bachelors Degree with a triple major in Linguistics, German and Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. She joined the office in September 2021 and is responsible for social media, the website, information sessions and finances.
Eden Galetta, Information Officer
Availability: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 – 15:00
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 and information sessions.
Office Closure 2021
The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg will be closed over the following days in 2021:
- Monday 22 March (Human Rights Day)
- Friday 2 April – Monday 5 April (Easter holiday)
- Tuesday 27 April (Freedom Day)
- Friday 11 June – Friday 18 June
- Monday 9 August (National Women’s Day)
- Friday 24 September (Heritage Day)
- Thursday 16 December (Day of Reconciliation)
- Saturday 25 December (Christmas Day)
- Sunday 26 December (Day of Goodwill)