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 students and researchers. In June 2021, Dr Hallacker was elected to the Board of the German International School Johannesburg and currently heads the Personnel Committee. In February 2022, she accepted an appointment to the advisory board of the newly founded Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) South Africa. 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 to promote internationalisation in the South African higher education system as well as at home.
In December 2023, Dr Hallacker will return to Germany, as her secondment to South Africa will unfortunately come to an end.

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

Senior Information Officer

Availability: Mon – Thurs 07:30 – 15:00

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 at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Lynn is responsible for consultations, social media, the website, information sessions, finances, and partner communications.

Eden Galetta

Eden Galetta

Senior Information Officer

Availability: Mon 08:00 – 10:00, 14:00 – 17:00, Tues 08:00 – 14:00, Wed 07:00 – 12:00, Thurs 07:00 – 14:00, Fri 08:00 – 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. She is currently completing her LLB at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Eden is responsible for social media, the newsletter, general office administration, information sessions, partner communications and the annual Falling Walls Lab event.

Anica Opperman

Anica Opperman

Information Officer

Availability: Wed 07:00 – 14:00, Thurs 07:00 – 14:00, Fri 07:00 – 12:00

Anica Opperman completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages, majoring in German and English at the University of Pretoria in 2018. She joined the DAAD Information Centre Johannesburg Team in July 2023.

Anica is responsible for social media, the website and general office administration.

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
  • Winter Break Wed, 7 June – Fri, 16 June 2023
  • Youth Day (in South Africa) Fri, 16 Jun 2023
  • National Women’s Day Wed, 09 Aug 2023
  • Office Closure Mon, 21 Aug – Mon, 28 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