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GENERAL REPRESENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF FLANDERS

EMBASSY OF BELGIUM

EVENTS

 



European Day of Languages

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The European Day of Languages is an opportunity to experience the linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe in a fun-filled afternoon at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg. The Alliance, in partnership with a number of European language and culture organisations, is hosting an exciting programme for this year’s European Day of Languages. Try out the speak-dating, join in a multilingual karaoke competition, or experience the outdoor market offering culinary delights and loads of information from participating countries.

 

The General Representation takes part in the opening event of the European Day of Languages, which consists of a short movie screening on Friday 7 October in the evening at the Bioscope in Maboneng. The entrance is free.

 

Belgian Market Day

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On Saturday, the 8th of October, the 3rd edition of the of the annual Belgian Market Day takes place at the Fourways Farmers Market. The market, organized by the Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa, showcases a wide range of the wonderful Belgian products that are available in South Africa. The Belgian Market Day has been a great success for the past two years with thousands of visitors. The General Representation will be present at the Market Day with a stall, aimed at providing information about Flanders.

NEWS

 



6th Bilateral Consultation Flanders - Malawi in Lilongwe

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On the occasion of the 6th Bilateral Consultation on Development Cooperation between Malawi and Flanders, Mrs Julie Bynens, Secretary-General of the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs, visited the country from 16 to 20 September. We had fruitful meetings with the ministers of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, and of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, and their respective ministries to assess the on-going cooperation and to discuss the way forward. 

Belgium Campus develops ICT smart agriculture

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The Belgium Campus ITversity manages the "Micro-aquaponics Lappies – Proof of concept of community embedding" project, supported by Flanders in partnership with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. This project aims to develop ICT smart agriculture and, in so doing, build knowledge and capital in communities. It is expected that this will spontaneously lead to community-based business development, enhancing sustainable economic and social impact, equity and fairness, and food security in support of climate-change adaptation.

Social Economy Case Studies publication testifies to the invaluable work of social enterprises

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Social entrepreneurship drives sustainable job creation and tackles both societal and environmental challenges. As part of its Development Cooperation with South Africa, the Government of Flanders supported programmes on job creation through small enterprise development, with a specific focus on social entrepreneurship and social innovation. The Industrial Development Corporation has compiled a publication with case studies that testify to the invaluable work of individual social enterprises.

Wildlands assists vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change

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Wildlands prides itself on pioneering pro-poor development approaches which assist marginalised and vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change, whilst simultaneously making a sustainability difference by restoring and conserving the natural environment that supports them. With networks in 60 communities across KwaZulu-Natal, Western, Northern & Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Gauteng, the Wildlands programme is structured around three integrated pillars: Wildlife Economy, Ecological Restoration and Sustainable Communities’ interventions.

Reaping the Potential of Entrepreneurship for a Climate-Smart Inclusive Green Economy in South Africa

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The Government of Flanders, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs, supports Indalo Inclusive South Africa towards their “Reaping the Potential of Entrepreneurship for a Climate-Smart Inclusive Green Economy in South Africa” project. Indalo partners with the Climate Innovation Center SARead more
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