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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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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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