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Science Forum South Africa 2016

Ignite Conversations about Science

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On 8-9 December 2016, the second edition of the Science Forum South Africa will take place in the CSIR Convention Center in Pretoria. The science fair is organized by the South African Department of Science & Technology and aims to bring together 1500 participants from all over Africa and the world, from academics and government officials to industry leaders and students. The theme for this year's edition is Ignite Conversations about Science. 

The General Representation of the Government of Flanders is one of the exhibitors at the Science Forum 2016. At our stall, we will highlight some of the most innovative Africa-focused research projects from Flanders. 

You can find more info on: www.sfsa.co.za.

 

 

NEWS

 



Flanders signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Botswana

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Flemish Minister-president Geert Bourgeois and the Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of Botswana, Ms Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between both governments. The MoU confirms the intention of Flanders and Botswana to collaborate in the fields of agriculture and tourism. The preparation of this memorandum was decided upon by the former Minister-president during a visit to Botswana in 2013.

Shukuma Mzansi International Community Arts Centres Conference 2017

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The Shukuma Mzansi International Community Arts Centres Conference 2017 took place from 22 to 24 March, and was hosted by the Sibikwa Arts Centre in Benoni, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. This conference, funded under the SA-EU Strategic Partnership Dialogue Facility, provides a forum for dialogue between various Irish, Flemish, French and South African community cultural centres. Topics that were covered include capacity building, programming, sourcing funding and policy implementation, and involved an exchange of ideas and strategies between the participants.

Flanders supports cultural heritage in Africa through UNESCO

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On 24 February the Government of Flanders decided to grant a new contribution of 900.000 euros to one of its two trust funds at Unesco. For over 15 years Flanders has been supporting both scientific projects and  the protection of cultural heritage, with a specific focus on Africa, through these trust funds. It was the cultural heritage fund that was replenished now. Since 2000, Flanders has supported UNESCO for around 35 million euros.

Minister of Economic Development Patel signs an MoU with Flanders and the ILO on a social economy policy

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On 30 January, Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Flanders, represented by Dr. Geraldine Reymenants, and the International Labour Organization, represented by Dr. Joni Musabayana. The MoU formalises the partnership between the three parties for a project on the development of a social economy policy for South Africa.
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