French cultural network in South Africa [fr]
The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), established in Johannesburg in 1995, consists of IFAS-Culture, IFAS-Research and Dibuka.
It is a key player on the Johannesburg and South African artistic, cultural, academic and literary scenes. IFAS strives to introduce French and Francophone artists in South Africa, promote South African artists on the international artistic scene and support artistic residencies leading to original creations.
As a promoter and diffuser of French language and Francophone culture, IFAS works in close collaboration with the Alliance Française network in South Africa.
The main Alliance Française locations are in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth: they provide French language programs as well as cultural activities in close relations with public and private partners of the provinces and cities.
Dibuka is an information centre and multimedia library promoting French language and Francophone culture. Based at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, it offers subscribers access to a large collection of CDs, DVDs, novels, newspapers and magazines, comic and children’s books. Dibuka also supports literary cafés as well as poetry and literary festivals.