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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

 



Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa

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On 4 December, the eighth Joint Committee for Cooperation between Flanders and South Africa took place in Pretoria. The governments of Flanders and South Africa have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past twenty years. The meeting provided room for a mutual discussion on political, social and economic trends and for an extensive overview of these longstanding bilateral relations. Several common interests and topics for future cooperation were identified, including innovation, research, blue and circular economy, youth, and culture.

€ 5 million for agricultural projects in Malawi

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On 16 November, the Government of Flanders approved a grant of 5 million Euro for agricultural projects in Malawi. A total of 300,000 families in rural areas will benefit. “The majority of the population consists of smallholder farmers. By increasing their productivity and improving market access for crops, Flanders chooses to contribute towards an efficient agricultural policy in Malawi,” according to Minister-president Geert Bourgeois.

Flemish street art in Cape Town

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Harrington Street in Cape Town has acquired a whole new look, thanks to Flemish street artist Smates. With the support of the Government of Flanders in collaboration with Baz-Art, Smates (Bart Smeets), has created a 400 m2 public art work - the largest mural in Cape Town. Capetonians and visitors were able to watch the artist at work from 5 to 11 November. 

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