Ambassador Dr Martin Schäfer
Ambassador Dr Martin Schäfer is the current Germany Ambassador to South Africa since 2017.
He graduated with a law degree from the University of Münster in 1993. He also obtained a Diploma in the Economics studies from the University of Freiburg. In 1990 to 1996, Ambassador Dr Schäfer was a lecturer at the Universities of Essen and Bochum.
His foreign career started soon after he completed his Doctoral Programme in Law in 1996 from the University of Münster and went on to join the Federal Foreign Office. He has been representing the Federal Republic of Germany in various capacities in Kiev, Santiago de Chile, Berlin and currently as The Ambassador in South Africa.