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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


So Chef! Celebrating French cuisine 9-22 October…

The French network in South Africa and Lesotho will celebrate French gastronomy with So Chef! from the 9th to the 22nd of October 2016. Diarise these dates, celebrate with us the diversity of French cuisine and share some recipes with the Chefs! So Chef!…


2016 CT W. Nsond

French speaking writer Wilfried N'Sondé will…

Wilfried N'Sondé is a French speaking writer and musician born in Congo, living in Berlin. He is the author of three books: the highly acclaimed Cœur des enfants léopards (2007), for which he was awarded the "Prix des Cinq Continents de la francophonie" and…


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French Language

Concours de la francophonie 2016 Grade 12.

Je suis la gagnante du concours de la Francophonie pour 2016, catégorie Grade 12. Pour mon prix, j'ai fait un voyage à Nice sur la Côte d'Azur pendant deux semaines où j’ai assisté aux classes du matin à l'école d’AzurLingua. Mon temps à Nice était…

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