Friday the 15 of September:We are at The Ppace.

the Space Exhibition

This coming Friday 15th of September, Zimbabwe German Society will be at the Space exhibition in the Harare Gardens, Sculpture Garden behind National Gallery of Zimbabwe. If you want to know about opportunities at the ZGS and in Germany, make sure you come through!

Digital Creative

Attention Digital Creatives! Here is a super cool opportunity to create in a digital art competition for “Africa Artbox”. The winning artist will receive a creative residency at the international centre “Plataforma Bogotá”, an interactive laboratory of art, science and technology based in Bogotá-Colombia, offering him the opportunity to carry out his creative project in a collaborative space and surrounded by an experienced and multidisciplinary team.
For more information:


German language Exams

Due to the increased number of the German language examinees, we kindly advise that those intending to sit for any of the exams especially for A1 and A2 levels, to book, at least 2 months in advance.

This will give us adequate time to order sufficient examination documents from Germany, from which they take time to be delivered to Zimbabwe.

Thank you for your continued support



Kaffee Deutsch

Every third Friday of the Month Kaffee Deutsch takes place at Goethe Zentrum Harare from 1630 -1730




9th CASA ÁFRICA Essay Prizes

For the ninth consecutive year, Casa África is holding the Casa África Prizes for Essays on African Themes, with a view to recognising, promoting and publicising original and unpublished essays that enhance the knowledge that people have of the African continent.


If you are interested in entering, please email for more information.



Au Pair Class

Our Au-Pair Class showed their cooking skills and prepared the German dish Frikadellen mit Bratkartoffeln und Spiegelei.

für 4 Personen

500g Mett
1 Scheibe Toastbrot
5 Ei
1 Esslöffel
Salz und Pfeffer
etwas Butter

1. Die Kartoffeln schälen, in gleich große Stücke schneiden und in kurz in kaltes Wasser           legen.
2. Zwei Zwiebeln schälen und schneiden.
3. Öl in eine Pfanne geben und auf der höchsten Stufe erhitzen, die Kartoffel durch ein Sieb     abgießen und in die heiße Pfanne geben, auch die Zwiebeln hinzufügen.
4. Die Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln anbraten und ständig wenden.
5. Eine Zwiebel schälen und mit einem Pürierstab etwas klein pürieren.
6. Das Brötchen in der Milch einweichen und mit dem Hackfleisch, der Zwiebel, einem Ei          und dem Senf gut durchmischen.
7. Salz, Pfeffer und Majoran dazugeben und mit feuchten Händen Buletten formen.
8. In einer Pfanne mit dem Bratfett braten, bis sie knusprig braun geworden sind.
9. Zuletzt aus den 4 Eiern Spiegeleier machen.
10. Servieren!

10th March 2016

7th March 2016

Pledging for Parity: A Conference on Women and MigrationWomen%27s conference

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in partnership with the British Council, UN Women, Zimbabwe German Society, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will be having a two day conference in celebration of the International Women’s day. The conference will commence from the 8th to the 9th March and will be starting at 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the inspiring and courageous work women around the world are doing to secure women’s rights and shape more tolerant and equitable societies. We also reflect on the work that remains unacknowledged and remember the many women whose voices go unheard, who continue to be excluded from realizing their full potential.

The conference seeks to encourage the further development of international migration policies, what is needed in a general theoretical framework that guides research and helps explain the unique experiences of both males and females at all stages of the migration process.

Speakers will interrogate different themes which include women and migration, human trafficking or child trafficking, cross border traders and development, exploring the role played by women in the sector, the politics and nature of statelessness, xenophobia, objectification of minority subjects, revisiting the migration policies of the west, diaspora experiences, what role do refugees play in the development on nation states?

“There is a link between migration and other social issues such as women, children and migration to issues such as xenophobia,” said Raphael Chikukwa, curator at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

The conference is part of a series of events associated with the exhibition entitled Kabbo Ka Muwala/ The Girl’s Basket which is centred on migration and mobility in Eastern and Southern Africa. It follows in the wake of a press conference, an artist talk, and video art master class. As diverse as these events are, they all connect and give the viewer an opportunity to reflect and appreciate migration from historical, economic, social and innovative perspectives.

Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political advancement but they remain disadvantaged. The pursuit of the conference is the call for greater equality of opportunity for women in all areas of life, from the workplace to politics or the sports field and beyond. For further information go to:



19th February 2016


9th December 2015


Presentation for information day

Our Au-Pair Class loves to bake. We turned the Shebeen Café into a christmas bakery. The results: Three kind of delicious German cookies.

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The recipes are quite easy!

Chocolate Cookies

  • 300 g flour
    150 g butter
    100 g sugar
    2 eggs
    1/2 pack baking powder
    2-3 tablespoons of cocoa
  • Mix all the ingredients until you have a shortcrust
  • Put into plastic wrap and into fridge for 30 minutes
  • Cut out cookies and put in the oven for 10 minutes (180 degrees)

Coconut Cookies

  • 400 g flour
    250 g butter
    150 g sugar
    1 pack vanilla sugar
    2 egg yolk
    200 g desiccated coconut
  • Cop the butter and mix with flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and york
  • Put it in the fridge for an hour
  • Unreel the dough and cut out cookies
  • Put in the oven for 8 minutes (175 degrees)
  • Agglutinate cookies with your favorite jam

Spritz biscuits

  • 200 g flour
    150 g butter
    100 g sugar
    one egg white
    1 pack vanilla sugar
  • Stir butter until creamy (melt it before)
  • Now mix in the flour and put the dough into a pastry bag (Spritzbeutel; we found one at pick&pay)
  • Put sugar, vanilla sugar, egg white in the bowl and stir it again until creamy with a hand mixer
  • You can now form cookies the way you want them
  • Put in oven for 15 minutes (175 degrees)
  • Decorate with chocolate (melt it before)

Have fun in your Weihnachtsbäckerei!


18th November 2015

The language courses schedule for 2016 is now released. Please find suitable courses for you below and come to ZGS Harare to enroll:


Our courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The instruction follows a communicative approach where all skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing are taught.

Au-Pair & German Intensive Courses (12 weeks)

  • 1st A1 Session: 16th of January – 16th of March (Exam Date 25th of  March 2017)
  • 2nd A2 Session: 3nd of April – 2nd of June (Exam Date 10th of June 2017)
  • 3rd A1 Session: 3th of July to 1st of September (Exam Date 9th of September 2017)
  • 4th A2 Session: 18 September to 17 November (Exam Date 25 November 2017)

Full Au- Pair Course (Mon – Fri) 9am – 13:00pm
Cost $1200 inclusive of exam fee, textbooks, access to library resources and translation of three documents.

Au-Pair Component ONLY (FRIDAYS)
Cost: $120

Intensive Language Course Only: (Mon – Thurs) 9am – 13:00pm (Mon -Fri) 1400-1700
Cost: $660 inclusive of textbooks, exam fee and access to library resources

Intensive Language Course Evenings: Mon – Fri  1730-1915

Cost: $660 inclusive of textbooks, exam fee and access to library resources


German Regular Courses (8 weeks per Session)

  • 1st Session: 16th of January – 16th of March (Exam Date  -)
  • 2nd Session: 27th of March – 26th of May (Exam Date 3th of June 2017 )
  • 3rd Session: 5th of June – 4th of August (Exam Date 12th of August 2017 )
  • 4th Session: 14th of August – 13th of October (Exam Date 21th of October 2017 )
  • 5th Session: 23rd of October – 1st of December (Exam Date 9rd of December 2017 )


German Regular Courses (twice per week: Mornings / Evenings/ Weekends)
Cost: $204 inclusive of textbooks and library resources

Shona, Ndebele & English (8 Weeks ) once a week (5:30pm – 7:15pm)
Cost: $170 inclusive of textbooks and access to library resources

Corporate Courses
We provide corporate courses for all the courses on offer with specialised focus precisely tailored for each organisational needs. Flexible timing including evening and weekends if requested, kindly enquire

Private Tuition
We offer private tuition for all courses on offer.
Cost: $20 per hour for German Courses
Cost: $25 per hour for Shona, English and Ndebele

Super Intensive Courses & Children courses:
Offered on Demand, kindly enquire

Every year ZGS offers 3 or more German language scholarships from Goethe Institute Germany to its students, German teachers as well as individuals in the cultural sector with ALL EXPENSES PAID!

24th November 2014

Our monthly convKaffee Deutsch 21.11.2014ersational event Kaffee Deutsch on Friday, 21st November 2014 was a resounding success. Its a free event to meet and mingle with fellow German speakers over a few snacks designed to develop German language skills and and practice speaking. If you didn’t manage to come through then don’t worry, the event is  happening every 3rd Friday of the month.

4th November 2014

The language courses schedule for 2015 is now released. Please find suitable courses for you below and come to ZGS Harare to enrol:

German courses:

1. German Regular evening courses: A1, A2 & B1 level

  • When? : Twice a week 5:30pm – 7:15pm
  • How much?: $110 per module plus $30 for textbooks
  • Duration?: 8 weeks per session
  • 1st Session:         12. January to 6. March
  • 2nd Session:       16. March to 8. May; Exam on 16. May
  • 3rd Session:        18. May to 13. July; Exam on 25. July
  • 4th Session:        27. July to 25. September; Exam on 3rd October
  • 5th Session:          5. October to 27. November; Exam on 5th December

2. Au Pair German Intensive Course (4Months):

  • Full Au Pair Programme + Intensive Course (MON – FRI) 9am-13:00pm
    Cost: $1200inclusive of exam fee, textbooks and translation of 3 documents
  • Intensive Language Course ONLY: (MON – THURS) 9am-12:30pm             Cost: $660 inclusive of textbooks
  • Au- Pair component ONLY: (FRIDAYS)                                                               Cost: $120

Advanced Courses: Offered on demand, please enquire

  • 1st Session:       19. January to 10. April; Exam on 17. April 2015
  • 2nd Session:      11. May to 31. July; Exam on 8. August 2015
  • 3rd Session:       31. August to 20. November; Exam on 28. November 2015

Shona courses:

Shona regular courses:

  • Once a week 5:30pm -7:15pm; $85 + $15 for textbook

Ndebele & English courses:

  • $85 + $15 for textbooks

Private Tuition for all courses available at $17 per hour

What else is on offer?

1. Scholarships

  • Every year we offer 3 scholarships for language courses in Germany to ZGS students, German teachers and individuals in the cultural sector with ALL EXPENSES PAID!!

2. Events

  • Kaffee Deutsch: Meet and mingle with fellow German speakers near you for free! Its happening at ZGS every 3rd Friday of the month! ”Kaffeedeutsch” – a German Language meetup group to practice speaking. All ages and levels willkommen!

We have regular events featuring upcoming as well as established Zimbabwean artists, guestperformances, exhibitions, play readings etc.

Become a member of ZGS and have an opportunity to explore our library resources in various languages. Members who refer 5 people or more to enrol for any language course scoop a free German language session. For membership fees and benefits please contact us.


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