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Welcome on the Website of the Austrian Embassy Pretoria!
You will find information on Austria, as well as on Austrian institutions and activities in the countries covered by the Austrian Embassy Pretoria, which are South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
The section "Practical Advice" provides help in consular matters and information for travellers to and from Austria.
This website is being updated and improved on a regular basis. Any comments and suggestions are welcome!
Please note the holiday closing times for the Austrian Honorary Consulates as following:
HCG Cape Town 20.12.2016 - 10.01.2017
HCG Windhoek 19.12.2016 - 16.01.2017
HC Port Louis 02.01.2017
HCG Johannesburg 19.12.2016 - 16.01.2017
HC Antananarivo 26.12.2016 - 05.01.2017
HC Maputo 12.12.2016 - 09.01.2017
HC Luanda 20.12.2016 - 02.01.2017
HC Durban 20.12.2016 - 08.01.2017
Please be aware of the fact that contact information or travel information on unofficial webpages are most likely not updated, contain mistakes and are not authorised by the Ministry for Europe Integration and Foreign Affairs. For correct and updated information always inform yourself on the official websites of FMEIA and the Austrian Embassies and Consulates.
OSCE Austrian Chairmanship in 2017
VIS 2017 - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Entries are now open for the 14th edition of VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria's international festival for short film, animation & music video. VIS is qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® and the Austrian Film Awards and will take place from May 31 to June 6, 2017.
Accepting films up to 30 minutes. Submit your short via FilmFreeway, FilmFestivalLife or FestHome until January 4th, 2017. Read more here
SACREEE in Windhoek
On 5 December 2016 the Deputy Head of Mission of the Austrian Embassy in Pretoria visited the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) in Windhoek, Namibia. The set-up of this centre, which has been operational since September 2016, is supported by the Austrian Development Agency with EUR 1,8 mio.
Special Olympics 2017 in Austria
Ambassador Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer met the President of South Africa's office for the Special Olympics 2017. 25 athletes will compete in March 2017 in Austria.
On 23 November 2016 Ambassador Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer spoke with UBUNTU-Radio about the latest developments in the bilateral relations between South Africa and Austria.
SEBASTIAN KURZ IN SOUTH AFRICA
Together with the President of the Austrian Economic Chamber Christoph Leitl, Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was travelling to South Africa from Sunday 23 October to Wednesday 27 October. They were accompanied on this visit by a delegation of 25 representatives of Austrian companies.
The objectives of the trip were the strengthening of the bilateral Relations and Austria´s involvement and contribution to the development cooperation in South Africa.
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50th anniversary of Independence
Decoration of Lee Anthony Brudvig
Language and education are important skills. This is why the ÖIF is now offering the language portal to help those trying to learn the language - no matter wether you are abroad or in Austria.
German Course Information follow the link
Artist in Residence Programme 2017
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Wood Sculpture Workshop in Botswana
Between 20th and 24th June 2016 the Austrian sculptor Christiane Stolhofer conducted a wood sculpture workshop for young artists from the Maun region. The aim of the workshop, which was sponsored by the Austrian Embassy in Pretoria, was to improve the skills of young, local artists, in order allow them to sell their sculptures on the local market.