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"Once upon a time…”

University of Stellenbosch Symphonic Wind Ensemble (USSWE) with Rik Ghesquiére, SU Drama Department, and Children’s Choirs

The University of Stellenbosch Symphonic Wind Ensemble (USSWE) is proud to present a concert for the whole family as part of the Endler Concert Series on Friday 16 September 2016 at 19h00. The concert is entitled “Lank Lank Gelede” or “Once upon a time…” (Es War Einmal… in German, Er Was Eens…in Flemish) which is also the title of the main work to be performed this evening composed by the Flemish composer, Jan van der Roost.

Tuin van Digters


From 16 to 18 September, the Tuin van Digters poetry festival takes place at the Breytenbach Centre in Wellington in the Western Cape. This year, Flemish poetry slammer Martijn Nelen will be part of the performance poetry programme. Martijn Nelen was a runner-up in the 2015 Belgian poetry slam championships and will be performing in South Africa for the first time. Catch his performance on 16 September at 15:00 and his poetry workshop on 17 September at 10:00. On 17 September, he also features in the Inzync Digterspaartie en Open Mikrofoon at 19:15. 

In addition to this, Professor Yves T'Sjoen (Ghent University) will be part of the Digitale Digkuns panel on 17 September at 15:45.



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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