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GENERAL REPRESENTATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF FLANDERS

EMBASSY OF BELGIUM

EVENTS

 



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.

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.

 

NEWS

 



Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa

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On 4 December, the eighth Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa took place in Pretoria. The governments of Flanders and South Africa have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past twenty years. The meeting provided room for a mutual discussion on political, social and economic trends and for an extensive overview of these longstanding bilateral relations. Several common interests and topics for future cooperation were identified, including innovation, research, blue and circular economy, youth, and culture.

€ 5 million for agricultural projects in Malawi

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On 16 November, the Government of Flanders approved a grant of 5 million Euro for agricultural projects in Malawi. A total of 300,000 families in rural areas will benefit. “The majority of the population consists of smallholder farmers. By increasing their productivity and improving market access for crops, Flanders chooses to contribute towards an efficient agricultural policy in Malawi,” according to Minister-president Geert Bourgeois.

Flemish street art in Cape Town

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Harrington Street in Cape Town has acquired a whole new look, thanks to Flemish street artist Smates. With the support of the Government of Flanders in collaboration with Baz-Art, Smates (Bart Smeets), has created a 400 m2 public art work - the largest mural in Cape Town. Capetonians and visitors were able to watch the artist at work from 5 to 11 November. 

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