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Flemish author Dimitri Verhulst at Vryfees in Bloemfontein

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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.

Alpha

Government of Flanders, the Netherlands and NATI bring state of the art youth theatre to Vryfees

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Most generational experts are still busy profiling Gen Z. However, the upcoming generation after them is truly the first millennial generation born into the 21st century. It is most likely that the new generation will be known as Alpha. How will the world remember them? With support from the Government of Flanders, NATi and the Kingdom of the Netherlands a creative team of South African and international artists explore these questions with South African teens. What new inventions can we expect from them?

World Choir Games in Tshwane

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The World Choir Games take place in Pretoria from 4 to 14 July. The 'Voices of the World' gather to sing in the world's largest choir celebration. Bearing songs and a dazzling display of cultural diversity, each of the choirs offer their vocal best in this keenly fought contest. But besides competition, the World Choir Games are all about harmony, respect, unity and most of all global friendship.

Two choirs from Flanders will be participating in the World Choir Games. Make sure not to miss Show Choir Rise Up from Neerpelt and Youth Choir Waelrant from Borgerhout.

NEWS

 



Flanders' Pretoria office blows out 20 candles

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On the 14th of February, our office celebrates 20 years in South Africa!

A trade office for Flanders had already been established in Johannesburg and Cape Town as early as 1 January 1994. It would however take another 5 years before the first General Representative of the Government of Flanders (known as the Counsellor for the Flemish Community), Mr. Yves Wantens, took up the post in Pretoria. was succeeded by Mr. David Maenaut, whose mandate ran from September 2008 to July 2014. His successor, since July 2014, is Dr. Geraldine Reymenants.

Ministerial PAGE Conference

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On 10 and 11 January the General Representative of the Government of Flanders, Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, participated in the third Ministerial PAGE Conference, in Cape Town, South Africa, where she advocated for more ambitious action to reduce our carbon footprint. The PAGE Conference brought together political leaders, UN agencies, civil society representatives and practitioners to discuss successes and challenges regarding the transition to a green and inclusive economy in their respective countries. Participants discussed themes such as social inclusion, circular economy, green finance and sustainable consumption and production.
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