For several years France has been engaged in a series of reciprocal Seasons with its key international partners (China, Japan, India, Turkey, Russia and Brazil among others). With South Africa, this will be the first time that a sub-Saharan country is involved in the Seasons with France. The goal of these Seasons is to improve mutual understanding and contribute to the diversification of France’s image in South Africa and South Africa’s image in France by emphasising the modernity and values that the two countries share.
The French Season in South Africa 2012 is:
A festive period: a wide range of over 70 different projects, performances and initiatives are planned across South Africa. Cultural events will be combined with a wide array of events in other fields: innovation, science and technology, higher education, business, tourism, sport and languages with the involvement of many different actors.
A showcase of the numerous links existing between France and South Africa
An opportunity to reinforce a wide range of existing collaborations and to build a lasting legacy for both nations.
There is so much to look forward to as the French Season in South Africa continues right through until November 2012 in towns and cities around South Africa. The South African Season in France will take place from May to December next year (2013).