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Shukuma Mzansi! International Community Arts Centres Conference

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The Shukuma Mzansi! International Community Arts Centres Conference will take place at the Sibikwa Arts Centre in Benoni from 22 to 24 March 2017. The National Department of Arts and Culture has partnered with the Sibikwa Arts Centre to realise this sectoral dialogue between Irish, Flemish, French and South African Community Arts Centres with the purpose of  increasing institutional capacity, policy implementation and best practice; it is above all a starting point for new perspectives, new challenges and new objectives. 

US Woordfees 2017

Wys!

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From 3 to 12 March 2017, the annual Woordfees arts festival takes place at the University of Stellenbosch. This year's slogan is "Wys!".

A number of Flemish artists and writers will be present at the festival, with support of the Government of Flanders.

"Memory, Art & Warfare" with writer Stefan Hertmans

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The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, in partnership with the Government of Flanders, organises an evening on "Memory, Art & Warfare" with writer Stefan Hertmans, on Tuesday 28 February, 19:30, at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, 1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town 2193, Johannesburg.  
Booking is essential to shirley@jhbholocaust.co.za or (011) 640-3100

Science Forum South Africa 2016

Ignite Conversations about Science

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On 8-9 December 2016, the second edition of the Science Forum South Africa will take place in the CSIR Convention Center in Pretoria. The science fair is organized by the South African Department of Science & Technology and aims to bring together 1500 participants from all over Africa and the world, from academics and government officials to industry leaders and students. The theme for this year's edition is Ignite Conversations about Science. 

The General Representation of the Government of Flanders is one of the exhibitors at the Science Forum 2016. At our stall, we will highlight some of the most innovative Africa-focused research projects from Flanders. 

You can find more info on: www.sfsa.co.za.

 

 

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Shukuma Mzansi International Community Arts Centres Conference 2017

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The Shukuma Mzansi International Community Arts Centres Conference 2017 took place from 22 to 24 March, and was hosted by the Sibikwa Arts Centre in Benoni, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. This conference, funded under the SA-EU Strategic Partnership Dialogue Facility, provides a forum for dialogue between various Irish, Flemish, French and South African community cultural centres. Topics that were covered include capacity building, programming, sourcing funding and policy implementation, and involved an exchange of ideas and strategies between the participants.

Flanders supports cultural heritage in Africa through UNESCO

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On 24 February the Government of Flanders decided to grant a new contribution of 900.000 euros to one of its two trust funds at Unesco. For over 15 years Flanders has been supporting both scientific projects and  the protection of cultural heritage, with a specific focus on Africa, through these trust funds. It was the cultural heritage fund that was replenished now. Since 2000, Flanders has supported UNESCO for around 35 million euros.

Minister of Economic Development Patel signs an MoU with Flanders and the ILO on a social economy policy

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On 30 January, Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Flanders, represented by Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, and the International Labour Organization, represented by Dr. Joni Musabayana. The MoU formalises the partnership between the three parties for a project on the development of a social economy policy for South Africa.

The governments of Catalonia and Flanders sign an agreement that contributes to reducing gender violence in Mozambique

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On 16 December, the governments of Catalonia and Flanders signed a foreign aid agreement to work together in Mozambique on a project that will contribute to reducing gender violence.
The Director General of Catalonia’s Foreign Development Aid and Development programme, Mr. Manel Vila, and the Secretary General of the Foreign Affairs Department of Flanders, Mr. Koen Verlaeckt, signed the agreement. The Mozambican ambassador Ms. Ana Nemba, as well as Catalonia´s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Mr. Amadeu Altafaj, attended the signing ceremony in Brussels.
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