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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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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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#FOCUS ON “From the Cave's Mouth” animation movieThe animation movie “From the Cave's Mouth” was selected to be screened at the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF29) as an official animation selection as part of the official film roster. This animation film was bought to life through the 2019 Tshimologong Precinct Animation Jam in partnership with Gobelins, l'école de l'image - Page officielle. The film was selected for its unique aesthetic and use of the Khoi dialect which would be well suited to the festival in showcasing proudly African content. Congrats to the team!#AfricanAnimation #NYAFF29 #ICYMI ... See MoreSee Less
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#FOCUS ON “From the Cave's Mouth” animation movie

The animation movie “From the Cave's Mouth” was selected to be screened at the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF29) as an official animation selection as part of the official film roster. [Thread 1/2]

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The @AFJoburg brings you the next #JoburgFrenchCineClub for kids!

🗓 Friday, 27 May
🕒3:00 PM Snack and screening of “Fahim” directed by Pierre-François Martin-Laval (English subtitles)
📍@the_bioscope
🎟https://www.thebioscope.co.za/
Supported by @IF_SouthAfrica, @IFParis & IFCinema.