About us

White thread construction in black room, screen with beach and waves © Arsenał Galerie

White thread construction in black room, screen with beach and waves © Arsenał Galerie

Communicating with the world.
For diversity, understanding and trust.

We connect people all over the world. As a cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany, we promote cultural exchange, education and societal discourse in an international context, and support the teaching and learning of the German language. Together with our partners, we focus on global opportunities and challenges, bringing different perspectives into a dialogue based on trust. We regard the ability to listen and to reflect as the key to understanding. We are bound by principles of transparency, diversity and sustainability. These principles characterise our services and our way of working.


We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

You can contact staff of the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg directly.

Current job opportunities and internships in Johannesburg.

In Südafrika sind wir mit dem Goethe-Institut Johannesburg und Sprachkursen in Johannesburg vertreten.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

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119 Jan Smuts Ave
Corner of Newport Road
Parkwood 2193 Johannesburg
South Africa



+27 11 4423232



Language Course Office


Opening hours

Monday–Thursday 08:30–18:00

Friday 08:30–14:30

Monday 15:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00

Wednesday 11:00 – 13:00

Thursday 15:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Friday 11:00 – 13:00

Monday–Thursday 14:00–18:00

Friday Closed

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