France in South Africa: Discover our web-series

It’s not rugby, it’s diplomacy! From 28 February to 7 March 2019, discover our web-series on the action of France in South Africa. Every day, watch a new episode on one of the major topics of our cooperation with South Africa: research, arts and culture, innovation, technology, and social action.

Access all our videos on the English version of our Youtube channel

Episode 0: The challenges of our relationship, the actions of France

In this episode, the French Ambassador to Pretoria, Mr. Christophe Farnaud, presents the diversity of the action of France in this exciting country. Discover the stakes of our relationships!

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Episode 1: Art as an accelerator of social transformation

From paintings of Lascaux to Street Art, from artist JR to residencies of contemporary artists, in South Africa, life in the cities and neighborhoods changes with art.

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Episode 2: A focus on the startups in Cape Town

In Cape Town, the "Silicon Valley" of South Africa, France, with AFD, stands as a partner of innovation, helping French companies developing locally, and creating synergies between French and south African startups. Meet in this report the actors of "French tech".

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Episode 3: Scientific cooperation, under the Earth and at the sea

Science and culture, a diplomatic link between the two countries? Scientific cooperation allows mutual enrichment. Discover the fruitful collaboration between French and South African researchers in archeology and oceanography.

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Episode 4: France supports the living arts

In this country, artistic action is a source of freedom and social evolution. France is participating enthusiastically. Living art helps building the future of youth, between ZipZap, a school of social circus, and the show "The Little Prince" revisited.

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Episode 5: France supports senior citizens

Discover how France acts in favor of social integration in the country by supporting the renovation of a center for the elderly in Johannesburg.

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Episode 6: Tshimologong digital hub in Johannesburg

Discover how France supports, through the French Institute in South Africa and AFD, digital innovation in Johannesburg. At Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, a digital content incubator was launched with AFD funding. An excellent example of cooperation that allows the development of ICT in South Africa, the strengthening of French expertise, and greater opportunities for collaboration between the two markets.

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Episode 7: France’s leading scientific cooperation

The final episode in our series "France in South Africa" presents the scientific and university cooperation between our two countries: nano-satellites, nuclear physics, but also the human relations between French and South African researchers.

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