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Cinema & Media


DIGITAL LAB AFRICA call for projects: over 500…

Launched on 1 June 2016 at DISCOP AFRICA Abidjan, the Digital Lab Africa call for projects closed with a bang on 31 August with 522 entries from over 30 Sub-Saharan African countries! This overwhelming response confirms Africa's creative potential in…

Science Research

"Still Hoping for a Revolution" by G. Chakravorty…

Respondents Achille Mbembe - Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research Richard Pithouse - Rhodes University Srila Roy - University of the Witwatersrand Lecture series organised by the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa, the French Institute of…

Arts & culture


September Jive - A Tribute to SA Musical Heritage…

September Jive is a tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa. A series of events will provide a platform to meet, discuss and engage around the incredible diversity and history that makes South Africa such a rich musical country. September Jive…


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Four French authors at the 6th edition of Open Book Festival at Cape Town, 7-11 September 2016

The French Institute of South Africa is proud to support the new edition Open Book Festival by inviting authors Franck Meynet, Charlotte Moati & Yassine de Vos and Benjamin Chaud, to participate alongside other international and local writers and…


  • 2016 Vincent Mantsoe
    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    Treasured Lunch with the South African dancer and choreographer Vincent Mantsoe

    Vincent Mantsoe, dancer and choreographer presented "Konkoriti" in Durban Jomba Festival (3rd and 4th September) and in Johannesburg at the Wits Theatre, Moving into Dance and Dance Forum (7th, 8th and 9th September 2016). We had lunch and asked him few…
  • 2016 Tuluntulu Logo Long Small
    Events & News

    French media France 24 and RFI, now available on Tuluntulu!

    French international news channel France 24 and RFI (Radio France Internationale) are now available on Tuluntulu, a South African based mobile content platform streaming a broad variety of TV and radio content across the African Continent. Downloaded over…
  • 2016-Matisse portrait-de-madame-matisse
    Exhibitions & Workshops

    Matisse’s women: Four female muses who shaped the master

    Henri Matisse | Rhythm and Meaning Venue: Standard Bank Gallery, c/o Simmonds and Frederick Streets, JohannesburgAdmission: FreeGallery hours: Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 4.30pm | Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Free shuttle service: Monday to Saturday, from…
  • 2016 Les Cenci Poster Small
    Events & News

    Les Cenci: A story about Artaud by Gopala Davies

    ©Gopala Davies After his success in Grahamston Festival in July 2016, Les Cenci: A Story about Artaud by Gopala Davies, is now coming to Johannesburg in September 2016. Les Cenci explores mental illness through a semi-biographical dramatization of the life of…
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    Calls for applications

    Arts Journalism of the Year Awards 2016 Now Receiving Entries

    Arts writers, broadcasters and photographers across traditional and online media are invited to submit work for consideration in the 2016 National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism of the Year Awards. The awards recognise journalism that sparks and shapes…

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Lancement par TV5MONDE, en présence du secrétaire d’État chargé du Développement et de la Francophonie, de sa chaîne pour la jeunesse, TIVI5MONDE, disponible en Afrique depuis le 11 juin 2016. Cette chaîne thématique du groupe TV5MONDE est accessible sur…

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