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Johan Botha - international tenor

Flemish conductor Rik Ghesquière at the Brooklyn Theatre


Johan Botha is one of the great SA singers of our time; he lives in Vienna and performs all over the world. This will be his only performance in Pretoria while touring South Africa. He is joined for this performance by Ilze Coetzee (soprano) & Johannes Slabbert (baritone). Conductor: Rik Ghesquiére - A popular Opera & Operetta Gala featuring an attractive selection of works from Verdi to Léhar.

For more info, please see: http://www.brooklyntheatre.co.za/pages/info/JohanBotha.htm 


Windhoek Woordfees


Flemish theatre maker and actor Jo Decaluwe and Chrisna Beuke-Muir, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Languages and Literature at the University of Namibia, bring a unique play to the Windhoek Woordfees: Liefdesbriewe/liefdesbrieven. This is a translation of American playwright Pete Gurney's Love Letters, brought both in Afrikaans and Dutch. 

Come watch it 3 August (20:00 – 21:00) and 5 Augustus (19:00 – 20:00) by The Village Opera House in Windhoek, 10 Augustus (19:00 - 20:00) at the Kultur Aula in Swakopmund and 11 Augustus at Rehoboth by Le Palace (19:00 – 20:00).



6th Bilateral Consultation Flanders - Malawi in Lilongwe

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

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

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

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

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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