DAAD Johannesburg Team


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 09:00 – 15:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 – 15:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 – 10:00 & 14:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday 09:00 – 15:00
  • Friday 09:00 – 15:00
Dr. Anja Hallacker

Dr. Anja Hallacker


Availability: Tue - Thurs  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
Lynn Allemann

Lynn Allemann

Information Officer

Availability: Mon, Tues, Wed 07:30 - 15:30. Thurs, Fri 07:30 - 12:00 Lynn joined the DAAD South Africa team in September 2021. She 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. She is currently completing her Honours in Translation. Lynn is responsible for consultations, social media, the website, information sessions, finances, and the annual Scholarship Holders Conference.
Eden Galetta

Eden Galetta

Information Officer

Availability: Mon - Fri 9:00 - 14:00 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, general office administration, information sessions and the Falling Walls Lab event.

Office Closure 2023

The DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg will be closed over the following days in 2023:

  • New Year Holiday Mon, 2 Jan 2023
  • Human Rights Day Tues21 Mar 2023
  • Good Friday Fri, 7 Apr 2023
  • Family Day Mon, 10 Apr 2023
  • Office Closure Wed, 26 April – Thurs, 28 April 2023
  • Freedom Day Thurs, 27 Apr 2023
  • International Workers’ Day Mon, 1 May 2023
  • Falling Walls Lab Fri, 2 June 2023
  • Youth Day (in South Africa) Fri, 16 Jun 2023
  • National Women’s Day Wed, 09 Aug 2023
  • Heritage Day Holiday Mon, 25 Sep 2023
  • Day of Reconciliation Sat, 16 Dec 2023
  • Boxing Day Mon, 26 Dec 2023

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  • DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg

    Jorissen Street SM3151, Third Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House, University of the Witwatersrand. | PO Box 269, Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa, Johannesburg Telephone: +27 (0) 11 717 9334
    E-Mail: daad@wits.ac.za