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European Film Festival 2017 in South Africa

Treat yourself to the best of European Cinema

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The European Film Festival is back for the 4th time at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban from 5 to 14 May. The Belgian film in the 2017 film festival,  "King of the Belgians", is sponsored by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders together with the Embassy of Belgium. King of the Belgians is a comedic piece coming out of Belgium, which sees the Belgian king and his entourage crossing the Balkans in a madcap adventure, after learning of a coup back home. Acknowledged by the Rotterdam International Film Festival, this movie is a road trip with a difference, at once thoughtful, hilarious and wild.

For more information, visit www.eurofilmfest.co.za or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook: #EuroFilmFestSA.

NEWS

 



Flemish Children's Rights Commissioner visits South Africa and Mozambique

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 The Flemish Children’s Rights Commissioner, Bruno Vanobbergen, visited South Africa and Mozambique from 28 November to 2 December. The visit was aimed at exchanging ideas and experiences on a children's rights policy, the instruments and the monitoring mechanisms. To this end, Mr Vanobbergen held a number of meetings with government departments, ngo's and international organisations. He also went on a number of field visits to see the children's rights approaches of these organisations on the ground.

SA Land Observatory launched

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On Thursday 24 November, the South African Land Observatory was launched at a workshop in Pretoria. The SA Land Observatory was developed by the University of Pretoria’s Post-Graduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovations. The Observatory is an independent instrument used to collect, map and monitor land-related processes and activities in South Africa, including the right to land, agricultural production and aspects of food security.

11,25 million for international climate finance

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Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels Capital Region will donate 11 million euro to the Adaptation Fund, of which Flanders will provide 6,25 million euro. This was announced by Minister Schauvliege on 17 November at the Climate Conference in Marrakesh. This international UN fund supports developing countries in adapting to climate change. In addition to this contribution, the Government of Flanders pledged a further 5 million euro on 18 November towards three innovative climate projects in Africa.

25 years of cooperation between the ILO and Flanders

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On Thursday 10 November, the ILO Country office for South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland and the General Representation fo the Government of Flanders in Southern Africa celebrated over 2 decades of cooperation with a celebration dinner to mark this "silver wedding anniversary". Guests included past and present project beneficiaries, government officials and members of the diplomatic community. A lively, interactive followed during which guests shared personal memories and testmonies of past projects which were captured on paper by graphic artist Grant Johnson of Graphic Harvest CT.
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