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Presentation : The South Africa-France Seasons 2012 – 2013

The Seasons run between 2012 & 2013. Last year South Africa successfully hosted the French leg of the Seasons between July and November, 2012. The South African Leg of the 2013 Season runs between May and December.

The aim of the Seasons is to improve mutual understanding and to contribute towards the diversification of France’s image in South Africa and South Africa’s image in France by emphasizing the modernity and values that the two countries share.

Over 800 South African artists, sportsmen and women, academics, scientists and learners will travel to France to participate in the Season.

South Africa is the first sub-Saharan country to partake.

The South African Season will offer local artists, culture and heritage practitioners a chance to showcase their work to a French audience and allows for collaboration with their counterparts in that country.

The Season will be marked by a wide range of over 150 projects, performances and initiatives. Cultural activities will be combined with an array of events in other fields: innovation, science and technology, higher education, business, tourism, sport and languages.

There will be exhibitions, performances, academic events and festivities across more than 100 cities in France.

The Season will include 250 dance and theatre performances, 100 concerts, 50 movies, 40 residencies, 35 workshops, 30 exhibitions, and 10 catalogues throughout France.

150 South African wines will be tasted during the Season.

The South African Season in France will also encourage the French to participate in Nelson Mandela International day, in tribute to the former President. 67 is the number of minutes the public will dedicate to marking Mandela Day on 18 July.

Making the Seasons possible are the governments of South Africa and France, the Institut Français and the National Arts Council of South Africa as well as the many other institutions, companies and individuals.

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More information on the South Africa-France Seasons 2012-2013

Launch of the South African Season in France 2013 [en]

The French Ambassador speech at the opening [en]

The Highlights of the South African Season [en]

South Africa-France Seasons 2012 & 2013 FAQs [en]

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The French Season in South Africa - 2012 [en]

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The South Africa-France Seasons website: http://france-southafrica.com [fr]

 

The 
South 
Africa‐France 
Seasons 
2012 
& 
2013
 are 
organised 
and
 implemented,


‐ 
for 
France:

by 

the
 Institut 
français 
with 
the 
support 
of 
the 
Ministry 
of 
Foreign
 Affairs,
the
 Ministry 
of 
Culture 
and 
Communication,
the 
Ministry 
of
 National 
Education, 
the 
Ministry 
of 
Higher 
Education
 and 
Research,
 Ministry
 for
 Sports,
 Youth,
 non
 formal
 education
 and
 Voluntary
 organisations, 
the Ministry 
of 
Industrial 
Renewal,
the 
Ministry
 of
 Craft
 Industry,
 Trade
 and
 Tourism,
 the
 French
 Embassy 
in
 South
 Africa 
and 
the 
network 
of
 Alliance 
Française.


Chairman:
 Xavier 
Darcos


General 
Commissioner: 
Laurent 
Clavel





‐
 for 
South 
Africa:

by
 the
 Department
 of
 Arts
 and
 Culture
 and
 the
 National
 Arts
 Council
(NAC),
with 
the 
support 
of 
the
 Department 
of 
Science 
and
 Technology,
the 
Department 
of 
Sports
 and 
Recreation, 
the

 Department 
of 
Tourism,
the 
Department 
of 
Trade 
and
 Industry, 
the
 Department
 of 
Higher 
Education 
and
 Training,
the 
Department 
of
 Basic 
Education,
The 
South 
African 
Embassy 
in 
France
 and 
South
 African
 Tourism.


Chairman: 
Ambassador 
Dikgang 
Moopeloa.


General 
Commissioner:
 Bongani 
Tembe.




The
 South
 African
 Season
 in
 France
 is
 supported
 in
 2013
 by
 a
 committee 
of 
sponsors 
chaired 
by 
Mr 
Luc 
Oursel,
 AREVA 
President
 and 
Chief 
Executive
 Officer, 
Chairman 
of 
the 
Executive
Board 
of
 AREVA.
 This
 committee
 is
 made
 of
 the
 following
 corporations
 :

AREVA, 
Air 
France, 
Bouygues 
Travaux
 Publics, 
EDF, 

Fondation
 Total
 and 
Mazars.

 

 

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