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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!
Holocaust-Centre Cape Town
On 18 February, Ambassador Öppinger-Walchshofer visited the Cape Town Holocaust Centre and held talks with Director Richard Freedman.
Honorary Consul General Pallamar receives decoration
Ambassador Öppinger-Walchshofer hands over the „Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria“ to former Austrian Honorary Consul General in Johannesburg, Mr Werner Pallamar. The decoration was bestowed upon Mr Pallamar by Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer by decision of 17 October, 2013, in recognition of Mr Pallamar’s services as Honorary Consul General in Johannesburg from 12 May, 1998, to 31 December, 2013 – for more than 15 years.
Austria in the rainbow nation
The Embassy proudly announces that a book about Austrians in South Africa has been published:
Red-White-Red in the rainbow nation / History and Stories of Austrian Immigrants in South Africa (edited by Andrea Heuberger)
For more information click here (in German).