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Tuur Florizoone at the Annandale Wine Estate

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Discerning music lovers from Stellenbosch and surrounds can look forward to a special music concert at the Annandale Wine Estate on Wednesday night the 15th of August at 19:30. Flemish pianist and accordion player Tuur Florizoone performs alongside local talents Steve Newman, Luna Paige and Ramon Alexander. Expect a fusion of jazz, Kaapse, Afrikaans folk, African Blues and world music sounds. Accompanying these musicians will be Annemie Nel on drums and Sean Sanby on double bass.

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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