Welcome to the website of the French Institute of South Africa!
Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !
The Dibukids project started in 2011 with the aim to promote youth literature and to propose storytelling, creative workshops or exhibitions to a younger public. Remaining true to these objectives, Dibukids seizes the opportunity of the France-South Africa crossed seasons to foster an ambitious partnership between artists specialised in child literature from both countries. Respected French storyteller and writer Yves Pinguilly and illustrator Florence Koening will be in South Africa during the month of July, proposing kids a whole range of activities. Among other things, they will team up with South African author William Gumede and illustrator Maja Sereda to animate exciting days of fun, creativity and laughter at various workshops throughout the country. Both illustrators will also propose a joint exhibition around their respective works. Here follows their full program:
16-20 of July: Yves Pinguilly and Florence Koenig - Initiation to creative writing and illustration at the Mondeor High School, Johannesburg (for pupils of the school only)
20-29 of July: joint exhibition of the works of illustrators Maja Sereda and Florence Koenig, with accent on the works set in Africa
21 of July: launch of the exhibition from 10:30 with 3 creative workshops, storytelling and a concert at the Alliance française of Johannesburg - refer to the programme Dibukids juillet 2012for the full schedule
27 of July: storytelling by Yves Pinguilly and creative workshop for kids by Florence Koenig at the Alliance française of Durban (book at
Tuesday - Wednesday:
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
8.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 19.30
9.30 - 12.30 | 14.00 - 18.00
9.30 - 13.30
Tel. (+27) 11 646 1115
Fax. (+27) 11 646 1128