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Johan Botha - international tenor

Flemish conductor Rik Ghesquière at the Brooklyn Theatre

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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 


Liefdesbriewe/liefdesbrieven

Windhoek Woordfees

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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).

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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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