• French Institute events - April 2016

    15 April 2016

    French Institute events - April 2016

    The French Institute of South Africa on 12 April 2016 launched their events calendar for the rest of the year. This is what they have on offer for April.

  • Climate change agreement to be signed on 22 April 2016

    15 April 2016

    Climate change agreement to be signed on 22 April 2016

    A record number of countries are expected to sign the historic climate agreement adopted last December in Paris at a signing ceremony hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 22 April 2016.

  • Ambassador bestowed upon Judge Navi Pillay the award of Commandeur de (...)

    6 April 2016

    Ambassador bestowed upon Judge Navi Pillay the award of (...)

    On Friday 1 April 2016, Ambassador of France to South Africa, HE Elisabeth Barbier, bestowed upon South African Judge Navi Pillay, the award of Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (award of Commander in the French Legion of Honour).
    Read the Ambassador’s speech here
    About Judge Navi Pillay:
    Navanethem "Navi" Pillay served as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human (...)

  • Handover of the digitised Rivonia Trial tapes

    31 March 2016

    Handover of the digitised Rivonia Trial tapes

    On March 17 2016, the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) officially handed over to South Africa the latest batch of digitised audio files from the Rivonia Trial – during which Nelson Mandela and some of his ANC comrades were sentenced to life in prison. On this occasion, a training agreement was signed with the South African Ministry of Arts and Culture.
    Laurent Vallet, President of (...)

  • Presidents Hollande and Zuma chair the first meeting of the High-Level (...)

    30 March 2016

    Presidents Hollande and Zuma chair the first meeting of the (...)

    23 March 2016 - The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth held its first meeting in Lyon today, presided over by H.E. Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, and H.E. Mr Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa. The meeting brought together a multisectoral group of Commissioners, who have been appointed to make recommendations towards the creation of health and (...)

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