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1st European Film Festival in Malawi

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The EU Delegation in Malawi is hosting the 1st European Film Festival in the country. The finest of European cinema is showcased, alongside a selection of Malawian short films. The Flemish film 'King of the Belgians' will open the festival on 4 October at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, and will further be showed on 12 October at the Jacaranda Cultural Centre in Blantyre.

European Filmfestival 2019

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From 29 November to 8 December 2019, the 6th edition of the European Film Festival will take place at the Cinema Nouveau in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Just as in previous years, South African film enthusiasts will get an opportunity to experience the best in European cinema titles. More info will follow soon!

NEWS

 



Third Country Strategy Paper with Malawi launched in Lilongwe

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On the 25th of February 2019, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in South Africa launched the third Country Strategy Paper (2019 – 2023) for Development Cooperation between Flanders and Malawi in Lilongwe. More than 60 participants joined for this successful event, amongst whom government officials, local partners and international donors. Guest of honour was Joseph Mwanamvekha, Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development.

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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