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You will find information on Austria, as well as on Austrian institutions and activities in the countries covered by the Austrian Embassy Pretoria, which are South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
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The Honorary Consulate General Johannesburg will be closed from 04 until 31 August 2016.
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Artist in Residence Programme 2017
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“Think Global, Build Social!” – Exhibition in Johannesburg
The Goethe-Institut and the Museum of African Design (MOAD) host the architecture exhibition „Think Global, Build Social! – Architectures for a Better World” which conceived jointly by the Architekturzentrum Wien and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and will take place at the MOAD, 281 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg 2094, from 4th of August until 4th of October 2016.
The Opening Event takes place at the MOAD on Thursday, 11th of August 2016 at 18.30h and is free of admission.
Wood Sculpture Workshop in Botswana
Between 20th and 24th June 2016 the Austrian sculptor Christiane Stolhofer conducted a wood sculpture workshop for young artists from the Maun region. The aim of the workshop, which was sponsored by the Austrian Embassy in Pretoria, was to improve the skills of young, local artists, in order allow them to sell their sculptures on the local market.
35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
From 25th of June until 2nd of July 2016 the Final Rounds and the Final of the 35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition were taking place in Cape Town. The Belvedere Singing Competition one of the world’s best networked singing competition based in Vienna/Austria. 16 singers from nine different countries could qualify for the Finals, among them four singers from South Africa, two from Italy, Russia, South Korea and USA and one from Armenia, Germany, Lithuania and Switzerand.