Ambassador George H. Johannes
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 

Diplomat, Teacher, Academic, Researcher, Radio Journalist and Political Activist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambassador Johannes presented his credentials to Pope Francis in June 2017, he has held the position of South African Ambassador to the Holy See since 2009 but was was previously based in Berne, Switzerland.

Academic History

  • University College Cork, Ireland – Graduated BA Honours Degree.

  • University of Reading, Berkshire, England: Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance.

  • University of Reading, Berkshire, England: Master of Education. 

  • University of Leicester, England: PhD: The National Question in South Africa.

Diplomatic History

 

  • Joined Democratic Government of President Nelson Mandela. 

  • De-mobbed from ANC’s Armed Wing when integrated into SA Defence Forces. 

  • Appointed Director: International Relations: Department of Labour.

  • Appointed Director: UK, Ireland and Benelux Countries: Department of Foreign Affairs.

  • Appointed Deputy High Commissioner: London.

  • Appointed Deputy Ambassador: Berlin, Germany.

  • Appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Swiss Confederation; The Holy See and The Principality of Liechtenstein.

  • Appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to The Holy See. 

 

Employment History

  • Teacher: Salt River High School, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Specialist Ethnic Minorities Careers Advisor, Reading College of Technology, Berkshire, England.

  • Lecturer: University of London - Birbeck College: Lectured Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Students in International Relations and Political Economy.

  • Associate Professor: University for Applied Sciences: Munich (FOM): Lectured Under-Graduate and Masters Students in Inter-Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice.

  • Associate Professor: Catholic University Eichstätt: Germany: Lectured Under-Graduate and Masters Students on Diplomacy: Theory and Practice.

 

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