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Week of the Dutch Language: Literary Conversation

Week of the Dutch Language: Literary Conversation

We are very excited to bring the Week van het Nederlands to South Africa for the very first time with a programme of different activities, organised by Embassy of Belgium in Pretoria, Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa, Consulate General of Belgium in Cape Town and the Delegation of Flanders, in cooperation with Sasnev, the SAVN and the Vrystaat Kunstefees. One of the events not to be missed is a literary conversation which takes place on Tuesday 5 October from 16.30-17.30. Nigerian author Chika Unigwe, who lived in Flanders for 18 years, and Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer, currently lecturing at the University of Stellenbosch, look at language and identity and the significance of the Dutch language in their works as author and poet respectively
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Week of the Dutch Language: drive-in movie in Cape Town

Week of the Dutch Language: drive-in movie in Cape Town

In the framework of the Week of the Dutch Language celebrations, the Consulate General of Belgium in Cape Town, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Cape Town and Flanders Southern Africa invite you to a drive-in movie in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town on 7 October at 17:30.

The film that will be shown is "Vele Hemels", a Belgian/Dutch co-production, based on a book by Griet Op De Beeck, one of the most popular authors in the Low Countries. The movie will be in Dutch, with English subtitles.
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European Film Festival: Live Discussion

European Film Festival: Live Discussion

"Save Sandra" is the Flemish/Belgian film in the European Film Festival - South Africa. A Film about Life, Death and Money…

On Wednesday 20 October (18.00 to 19.00), a live discussion will be held with directors Jan Verheyen and Lien Willaert, together with health and education activist Mark Heywood (editor, Daily Maverick, Citizen). They will discuss the film's topic: a family’s struggles against the pharmaceutical industry to gain access to medicine for their daughter.
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  1. International Day of the Girl Child: documentary in Malawi

    International Day of the Girl Child: documentary in Malawi

    On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October), the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders, in cooperation with the EU Delegation to Malawi and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, organised five screenings of the documentary “A Girl’s Gaze”. The documentary was shot in November 2020 by Flemish journalists Roel Nollet and Anke Dirix, in close collaboration with Malawian journalist Ezaius Mkandawire. It focuses on the impact of climate change on gender-based violence and sexual exploitation of girls in Malawi, whilst also addressing issues of child marriage and human trafficking.
  2. European Film Festival: Live Discussion

    European Film Festival: Live Discussion

    10/20/2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    "Save Sandra" is the Flemish/Belgian film in the European Film Festival - South Africa. A Film about Life, Death and Money…

    On Wednesday 20 October (18.00 to 19.00), a live discussion will be held with directors Jan Verheyen and Lien Willaert, together with health and education activist Mark Heywood (editor, Daily Maverick, Citizen). They will discuss the film's topic: a family’s struggles against the pharmaceutical industry to gain access to medicine for their daughter.
  3. Week of the Dutch Language: drive-in movie in Cape Town

    Week of the Dutch Language: drive-in movie in Cape Town

    10/7/2021 5:30 PM

    In the framework of the Week of the Dutch Language celebrations, the Consulate General of Belgium in Cape Town, the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Cape Town and Flanders Southern Africa invite you to a drive-in movie in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town on 7 October at 17:30.

    The film that will be shown is "Vele Hemels", a Belgian/Dutch co-production, based on a book by Griet Op De Beeck, one of the most popular authors in the Low Countries. The movie will be in Dutch, with English subtitles.
  4. Week of the Dutch Language: Literary Conversation

    Week of the Dutch Language: Literary Conversation

    10/5/2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    We are very excited to bring the Week van het Nederlands to South Africa for the very first time with a programme of different activities, organised by Embassy of Belgium in Pretoria, Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa, Consulate General of Belgium in Cape Town and the Delegation of Flanders, in cooperation with Sasnev, the SAVN and the Vrystaat Kunstefees. One of the events not to be missed is a literary conversation which takes place on Tuesday 5 October from 16.30-17.30. Nigerian author Chika Unigwe, who lived in Flanders for 18 years, and Dutch poet Alfred Schaffer, currently lecturing at the University of Stellenbosch, look at language and identity and the significance of the Dutch language in their works as author and poet respectively
  5. Job vacancy: Programme Officer in Lilongwe

    The Embassy of Belgium – Delegation of Flanders is looking for a Programme Officer for the country office in Lilongwe, Malawi. This position comprises the programme management of the Flemish Development Cooperation programme, which currently aims to strengthen the agricultural sector in Malawi.

    Do you see yourself working in this Flanders Foreign Office as a Programme Officer in Lilongwe? Then please apply for this vacancy before 12 September.
  6. Marketing capacity building project uplifting farming communities in Mzimba and Kasungu

    Marketing capacity building project uplifting farming communities in Mzimba and Kasungu

    The project entitled “Marketing capacity building for smallholder farmers” (MCB), supported by the Government of Flanders, promotes market-oriented agriculture amongst smallholder farmers, through Farmer Field Schools (FFS), in the districts of Kasungu and Mzimba in Malawi.

    On a recent field visit to these areas, Deputy General Representative of Flanders, Dr. Sofie Geerts, spoke to several farmers whose stories and personal experiences testify to the success of this project.
  7. Documentary on Kusini Water, one of our benificiaries

    Documentary on Kusini Water, one of our benificiaries

    In December 2020, Lara Taylor of Content Lounge won the Best Documentary Award, sponsored by the Government of Flanders, at the Mobile Moviemakers Festival Cape Town. We asked Lara to make a documentary about one of our development cooperation projects. The documentary features Kusini Water, one of the beneficiaries of the cooperation, via Flanders’ partnership with Indalo Inclusive South Africa NPC.
  8. Flanders Day 2021

    Flanders Day 2021

    11 July is the Day of the Flemish Community. We wish you all a wonderful Flanders Day!
  9. Renovations at our Pretoria office

    Please note that our office in Pretoria is currently being renovated, which means that our phone lines are down, and will be for the foreseeable future. You can still reach us on pretoria@flanders.eu.
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