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.
HC Dr. Eberhart von Rantzau and
H. E. Ambassador Phumelele Stone Sizani
Dr. Eberhart von Rantzau
Assistant to the Honorary Consul