Issue Jul 13
"Elsa" christened in Hamburg
The South African flag is being flown over the east wing of the Essberger building at Palmaille 45 in the Hamburg suburb of Altona. It is a sign that the building is home to the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of South Africa, represented by Honorary Consul Dr. Eberhart von Rantzau. Day-to-day business is dealt with by Mrs. Sylvia Bräkling-Stümer, who knows South Africa very well, having worked for Deutsche Afrika-Linien for many years.
As well as acting as a contact point, especially for visiting businessmen and
-women from South Africa, and setting up appropriate business contacts, an honoraryconsul’s duties include providing advice and tips about South Africa to anyone who is interested. In the fields of investment, tourism, science and culture, and particularly on immigration and visa issues, he works closely with the South African embassy in Berlin.
Dr. Eberhart von Rantzau - Honorary Consul
Sylvia Bräkling-Stümer - Assistant to the Honorary Consul
Phone:+49 (0)40 380 16 393
Fax:+49 (0)40 380 16 663