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Tuur Florizoone at the Annandale Wine Estate

Discerning music lovers from Stellenbosch and surrounds can look forward to a special music concert at the Annandale Wine Estate on Wednesday night the 15th of August at 19:30. Flemish pianist and accordion player Tuur Florizoone performs alongside local talents Steve Newman, Luna Paige and Ramon Alexander. Expect a fusion of jazz, Kaapse, Afrikaans folk, African Blues and world music sounds. Accompanying these musicians will be Annemie Nel on drums and Sean Sanby on double bass.

Flemish author Dimitri Verhulst at Vryfees in Bloemfontein


Flemish author Dimitri Verhulst will attend the Vryfees arts festival in Bloemfontein from 10 to 13 July, where he will be a panellist in a number of talks in the framework of the literature festival. After the screening of the film Problemski Hotel, based on the book by Verhulst, he will discuss the process of turning a book into a screenplay.



Bilateral Consultation between the Governments of Flanders and Mozambique

On 16 October, the 7th Bilateral Consultation between the Governments of Flanders and Mozambique was held in Maputo. The primary objective of the meeting was to exchange views on the respective economic, social and political situation of both partners and to evaluate the implementation of the 3rd Country Strategy Paper (CSP) on Development Cooperation (2016-2020). The current CSP aims to strengthen the health care sector in Mozambique in general and Tete province in particular, with a specific focus on the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls.

6th Annual Consultation on Development Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa in Pretoria

On 12 October the Governments of South Africa and Flanders held their 6th Annual Consultation on Development Cooperation in Pretoria. Delegations of the governments of South Africa and Flanders discussed the implementation of ongoing development cooperation programmes. South African government departments and agencies presented results and challenges, and partners discussed the way forward. 

Launch of the Ghent University and VUB Alumni Chapters in South Africa

On 1 October, the University of Western Cape hosted the launch of the Ghent University and VUB Alumni Chapters in South Africa. The Vice-Chancellors of UWC, Ghent University and VUB welcomed the alumni and stressed the relevance of international experiences and connecting with students and alumni. H.E. Amb. Didier Vanderhasselt, Ambassador Designate of Belgium, and Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, General Representative of the Government of Flanders, both attended the event. The Alumni Chapters will actively contribute to the already strong, existing academic ties between Flemish and South African universities.

Government of Flanders supports a Viva Africa project for HIV prevention in Mozambique


The Government of Flanders has decided to allocate 350.000 euros to ngo Viva Africa for the ‘Improving women’s health’ project in Mozambique. The project focuses on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV treatment and a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening. The project is being rolled out across the regions Maputo City, Machava and Matola.





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