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Two Flemish bands at Oppikoppi Festival

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Oppikoppi is one of the biggest multiple day music festivals in South Africa, held in the mining town of Northam in the Limpopo province. The festival this year takes place from 5 to 7 October. It attracts more than 20.000 people each year, who come to enjoy rock or one of the many other music genres on stage. Recently, the festival started a cooperation with the Pukkelpop festival in Flanders. As a result of this cooperation, two Flemish bands are on the line up this year: Sleepers’ Reign and Intergalactic Lovers. You can come and watch both bands on Saturday 7 October: Sleepers’ Reign at 15:00 on the main stage and Intergalactic Lovers at 21:00 on the bruilof stage. For more info, please see: https://www.oppikoppi.co.za/. Tickets are availaible through https://www.festicket.com/festivals/oppikoppi/2017.

NEWS

 



6th Annual Consultation on Development Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa in Pretoria

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On 12 October the Governments of South Africa and Flanders held their 6th Annual Consultation on Development Cooperation in Pretoria. Delegations of the governments of South Africa and Flanders discussed the implementation of ongoing development cooperation programmes. South African government departments and agencies presented results and challenges, and partners discussed the way forward. 

Launch of the Ghent University and VUB Alumni Chapters in South Africa

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On 1 October, the University of Western Cape hosted the launch of the Ghent University and VUB Alumni Chapters in South Africa. The Vice-Chancellors of UWC, Ghent University and VUB welcomed the alumni and stressed the relevance of international experiences and connecting with students and alumni. H.E. Amb. Didier Vanderhasselt, Ambassador Designate of Belgium, and Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, General Representative of the Government of Flanders, both attended the event. The Alumni Chapters will actively contribute to the already strong, existing academic ties between Flemish and South African universities.

Government of Flanders supports a Viva Africa project for HIV prevention in Mozambique

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The Government of Flanders has decided to allocate 350.000 euros to ngo Viva Africa for the ‘Improving women’s health’ project in Mozambique. The project focuses on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), HIV treatment and a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening. The project is being rolled out across the regions Maputo City, Machava and Matola.

Flanders Day celebration in Pretoria

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On Friday 1 June we hosted a reception in honour of the day of the Flemish Community, co-hosted by the General Representative Dr. Geraldine Reymenants and Trade and Investment Counsellor Mr. Marc Schiltz. Guest speakers Dr. Monde Tom from the Economic Development Department and H.E. Ambassador Lallie from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation spoke about the strong ties between the Governments of South Africa and Flanders. Colleagues, partners, compatriots and friends enjoyed the day - celebrated annually in Flanders on 11 July in remembrance of the Battle of the Golden Spurs – with some traditional frites and mayonnaise and some great Belgian beers!
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