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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 & 12:00 – 15:00
  • Thursday 09:00 – 15:00
  • Friday closed

Dr Anja Hallacker, Director

Email: anja.hallacker@wits.ac.za

Availability: Tue – Thurs  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

Lynn Allemann, Information Officer

Email: daad@wits.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0) 60 610 8342

Availability: Mon – Thurs 07:30 – 15:30

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. She joined the office in September 2021 and is responsible for consultations, social media, the website, information sessions, finances, and the annual Scholarship Holders Conference.

Eden Galetta, Information Officer

Email:  daad@wits.ac.za

Phone: +27 (0) 79 037 8613

Availability: Mon & Thurs: 8:00-10:00, 13:00-16:00  , Tues: 10:00-16:00   , Wed: 12:00-14:00

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
  • Scholarship Holders Conference Wed, 14 – Tuesday 20 September 2022
  • Day of Reconciliation Fri, 16 Dec 2022
  • Boxing Day Mon, 26 Dec 2022