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The French "House of Ninja" to perform at the…

The French Institute of South Africa is proud to announce this year's Vogue Nights Jozi, which will take place on Friday 14 June at The Third Place in Newtown, Johannesburg. The event is organised by Vogue Nights Jozi in collaboration with the women and queer…

Cinema & Media

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Celebrating the French Touch at the Cape Town…

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is proud to announce its participation in this year's Cape Town International Animation Festival, which is to be held from 8 to 10 March at The River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. The festival promotes…

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DibuKids program

Programme DibuKlub and DibuKids - February to June

February - June 2019 Dibuka Francophone Multimedia Library at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg This year will be full of exciting events and activities at Dibuka. With movies twice a month on Wednesdays for adults; and storytime, films or activities…

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Programme des assistants internationaux en France

La campagne de recrutement d’assistants d’anglais en France pour l’année scolaire 2019-2020 est désormais ouverte jusqu’au 20 janvier 2019. Introduction : Un maximum de 50 postes d’assistants d’anglais en France métropolitaine et les Collectivités d’Outre-mer…

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    We are looking for a new University Cooperation Officer

    University Cooperation Officer Embassy of France in South AfricaFrench Insitute of South Africa The Embassy of France and the French Institute of South Africa are seeking to appoint an Officer in charge of the Espace Campus France whose main objective will be…
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    Stagiaire Communication Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud, Johannesburg

    Stagiaire CommunicationInstitut Français d'Afrique du Sud (IFAS), Johannesburg Organisme : L'Institut français est l'opérateur de l'action culturelle extérieure de la France. Il en existe 96 dans le monde. En tant qu'agence culturelle de l'Ambassade de France…
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    AF Durban is looking for its new director

    Directrice/directeur d'Alliance française Durban, Afrique du Sud Contrat de recrutement sur place (CRSP) INTITULE DE L'EMPLOI-TYPE NOMADE : directrice/directeur d'établissement CODE NOMADE : MAEE04-02 RATTACHEMENT RIME : FPEEPP10 DOMAINE FONCTIONNEL :…
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    The Fête de la Musique 2019

    Fête de la Musique is back to bring Jozi to fever pitch this winter It's free, it's fun and it's all about celebrating the unifying power of live music! On Saturday 8 June 2019, Newtown will again turn into a festive pedestrian zone when the eighth annual…
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    L'Atelier Competition 2019: Registration now open until 31 May

    L'Atelier Competition 2018: registration now open! ENTER HERE ABOUT The Absa L'Atelier art competition is one of Africa's most prestigious art competitions, and 2019 sees the 34th iteration of the competition. The Absa L'Atelier art competition rewards young…

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Discover the new Dibuka

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The Embassy of France in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg are proud to present the newly revamped francophone multimedia library, named after the Setswana word for "books": dibuka.


Dibuka is today the biggest francophone multimedia library in South Africa with a collection of 17 000 documents, including books, DVDs and CDs. Fifteen years after its creation, the need was felt to reposition Dibuka according to library uses that have evolved over the years. The aim of renovating Dibuka was to come up with an open and welcoming place in which multiple activities can take place and where the idea of meeting and the notion of experience prevail.


The Johannesburg-based design firm Urban Works was commissioned to redesign the space accordingly. Urban Works is an inter-disciplinary studio that has been involved in various projects, from city planning for places such as Ivory Park, to smaller scale projects such as the design of the Flame of Democracy at Constitution Hill. Urban Work's priority is to transform and reinvent existing spaces to fit the evolutions of uses and society. One of the radical changes with Urban Work's proposition for Dibuka has been to bring more luminosity into the library in order to turn it into a comfortable environment with natural daylight, where one can read, study or just relax. The choice of clear wooden furniture and pastel colour adds to the cosiness of the place while bringing a playful feel to it. Regarding the overall arrangement plan, it allows to highlight Dibuka's specialised book collection, creating specific spaces for French learning material, children's literature and bande dessinée. Added to that the mezzanine has been transformed into a cinema loft that can also host talks and panel discussions.


Images extracted from the comic strips Aya de Yopougon and Le Monde d'Edena add the final touch, ensuring that the entirely revamped Dibuka multimedia library is an inviting space for all.

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