Representation of German institutions in South Africa

The AHK Southern Africa is the official local representative of the German companies and institutions listed below:

Bavarian Representation in South Africa

Since 2007, South Africa has been active in marketing Bavarian industry, with the aim of supporting South African companies in their market entry into Bavaria. Meanwhile, the Bavarian representative office in Johannesburg also supports Bavarian companies with their expansion plans in southern Africa and in networking with local business partners.

Do you have any questions about Bavaria as an investment location?
Please contact Matthias Boddenberg.

„Bavarian technology is highly regarded in South Africa. South African companies appreciate the reliability of their Bavarian partners.“

Matthias Boddenberg
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Founded in January 2009, the organization informs and advises international companies setting up business in Germany. Furthermore, the GTAI supports German-based businesses seeking to expand in international markets with up-to-the-minute foreign trade information.

Germany Trade and Invest has a global network of employees who work closely with the German Chambers of Commerce (AHKs). This cooperation aims to offer German exporters and potential foreign investors a central contact point for both country-specific market information and targeted consultancy services under the umbrella of the AHKs.

Please click here to get to the GTAI homepage. 

The "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative made a big difference.

The country's public and private sector joined forces to arrive at a new form of nation branding - creative and full of surprises for observers abroad, motivating and engaging inside Germany. The proof of this Public Private Partnership model of business and cooperation partners, sponsors and backers lies in its success.

"Germany - Land of Ideas" has developed into a sustainable nation brand for Germany: not merely an advertising campaign to accompany the World Cup 2006, but one that relies on larger, overriding themes and content. Myriad activities served to paint an authentic, up-to-date image of the Land of Ideas, and will be continued in the years ahead.

Please click here to get to the Germany-Land of Ideas homepage.

Matthias Boddenberg

T: +27 (0)11 486 2775
F :+27 (0)86 679 1206