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

Marianne Initiative – Call for applications 2023

The Marianne Initiative for Human Rights Defenders aims to better assist them in their...

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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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✅ Inclusion ✅ Participation ✅ Creativity ✅ Accountability Reserve your place and co-create the future of democracy here:pathstodemocracyforum.co.za/#PathsToDemocracy #OurFuture INSTITUT FRANÇAIS Embassy of France in South Africa, Constitution Hill (South Africa) Soweto Theatre University of Johannesburg Arts & Culture AFD - Agence Française de Développement ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for something to do this coming Monday 3rd October? 🍿 We've got the perfect remedy! Join us at Open Window for 🎬 for a screening and discussion of films by African filmmakers organized in collaboration with Open Window, IFCinéma and the Alliance Française de Pretoria. 🎥All films are free of charge and everyone is welcome. 🤩Click here to mark your attendance: www.facebook.com/events/639107720952380/?ref=newsfeed #africacinémathèque #filmnight #openwindow #OpenWindowSchool #owfilmarts #thefrenchinstituteofsouthafrica #IFcinéma #owfrenchfilmnights #frenchfilmnights #alliancefrançaisedepretoria ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we hosted the Media launch of the #OurFuture: Africa-Europe Dialogues - #PathstoDemocracy forum happening 7 & 8 October. Thanks to partners at @SibikwaArts @VisitConHill @PlayAfricaCM for sharing upcoming highlights of our free and open programme: http://pathstodemocracyforum.co.za/

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✅ Inclusion ✅ Participation ✅ Creativity ✅ Accountability

Reserve your place and co-create the future of democracy: https://pathstodemocracyforum.co.za/
#PathsToDemocracy #OurFuture

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