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EVENTS

 



Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

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The KKNK (Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees) takes place in Outdtshoorn from 8-15 April. This ever popular festival boasts a strong Flemish presence this year as the Government of Flanders is supporting a number of events. First up is KRITIEK, a new project launched by Kunste Onbeperk to promote arts journalism. Six writers will participate in a Festival mentorship programme, which includes workshops (6 and 7 April). Flemish art journalist Evelyne Coussens was one of the workshop presenters. The Government of Flanders has also provided the support to bring choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle to the KKNK where he will stage his Walking the LIne, a cross between performance, choreography and installations. Ma tête est mon village (My head is my village) showcases another Flemish choreographer, Jan Wallyn.

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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