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Book launch Tom Lanoye

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We are delighted to announce the visit of Flemish author, Tom Lanoye, to Pretoria from 1-4 December. Tom Lanoye is a novelist, poet, screenwriter and playwright who lives and works in Antwerp and Cape Town. One of the most widely read and lauded authors in Dutch, his works have been translated into numerous languages.

His bestselling 'Gelukkige Slaven' (Fortunate Slaves) has been translated into Afrikaans by Daniel Hugo and published by Protea Boekhuis. Tom Lanoye will be present at the launch of this translation at the Protea Boekhuis in Hatfield on 3 December.

NEWS

 



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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