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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

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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

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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.

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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