Welcome to the French Institute
of South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi

Education

We promote the exchange of knowledge through a network of schools, the training of French-speaking educators, opportunities for postgraduate studies in France and an extensive library and information centre.

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Arts and Creative Industries

We aim to strengthen cultural ties and partnerships between institutions and professionals in France and the region through multi-disciplinary exchanges, events, and creative collaborations.

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Science and Innovation

Our goal is to enhance bilateral relations between France and South Africa by supporting innovation, technology, and international research developments

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Governance and Human Rights

Our work focuses on building social cohesion through championing economic inclusion, feminist diplomacy and climate change.

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Arts and Creative Industries

Meet our True Fashion, Try on Green Mentees

Earlier this year, the French Institute of South Africa and the Goethe Institut South Africa, with the support of the Franco-German Cultural Fund, conceptualised a fashion mentorship programme through a […]

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Calls for Applications
Education

English Language Assistants Program in France

The recruitment campaign for the English Language Teaching Assistants in France for the 2022-2023...

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Arts and Creative Industries

The DEENTAL Series Call for applications

The DEENTAL Series Workshop for writers and producers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries...

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Science and Innovation

SCAC/IFAS Call for applications

IFAS RESEARCH Call for Applications 2022 Master’s students – Doctoral students – Post-doctoral students...

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Governance and Human Rights

Call for tenders: external evaluation of the Civil Society Development Fund 2021-2022

The Embassy of France in South Africa is inviting bids for the external evaluation...

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Localised cooperation

Local cooperation is based on partnerships between French authorities (regions, departments, inter-municipalities, districts) and foreign authorities, involving human exchanges and relationships of trust. It is a pillar of French external action.

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Key Partnership Projects

Education

French language FSPI in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi

The launching seminar of the French language project in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi,...

Arts and Creative Industries

Novembre Numerique Animation Jam

Sixty animators responded to the call for applications for the 2021 Animation Jam. On...

Science and Innovation

France wishes to contribute to the SKA project and to research in radio astronomy

On Thursday 4 February 2021, on the occasion of the official creation of SKA...

Governance and Human Rights

Generation Equality Forum to drive Major Policy Reforms and Generate over $40 Billion in New Investments

Heads of State and Government, heads of international organizations, activists from civil society and...

Key Partners

The French Institute has a range of successful partnerships with educational and research institutions, non-governmental organisations, governmental organisations, cultural organisations and esteemed multinational organisations. We are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with partners who provide a vital mutual transfer of ideas and support to help us reach our shared cooperation goals between France, South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi. Partner with us today.

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#FlashbackFridayThe 2022 Johannesburg Fête de la Musique was a jam!😃🙌Over 5000 people came out to celebrate the best local talents selected for this festival. Thank you to everyone who made their way to Newtown Junction, Victoria Yards, Native Rebels Restaurant and Alliance Française of Johannesburg to celebrate World Music Day with us on Saturday 18 June.The French Institute of South Africa team, together with partners TotalEnergies, Newtown Junction and FRANCE 24 appreciate everyone who made the #fdlmjhb2022 a success. See you again next year!#flashback #fdlmjhb2022 #fetedelamusique ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to the 258 social service practitioners from Gauteng who graduated under Valued Citizens Initiative’s iSIQALO professional development programme! Head of Cooperation, Mr Bruno Asseray, conveyed the Embassy of France in South Africa's commitment to continuing working with VCI to enhance social workers’ capacity to tackle GBV & unintended early pregnancy.#socialwork #GenerationEquality ... See MoreSee Less
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On Saturday 18 June, Johannesburg came out in droves to celebrate the @joburgfdlm. ✨

Over 5000 people came to #Newtownjunction, @officialyards, @nativerebels & @afjoburg 😃🙌

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Congratulations to the 258 social service practitioners from GP who graduated the @Valued_Citizens’s iSIQALO professional development program!

@FrenchEmbassyZA is committed to continuing working with VCI to build social workers’ capacity to combat GBV & unplanned pregnancy.

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