As a regional institute, the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg coordinates the work in countries of sub-Saharan Africa with its 11 institutes, 2 liaison offices and 5 Goethe Centres /Cultural Societies. We also collaborate with German embassies and other German institutions in countries in which we are not represented.
The cultural programme work of the Goethe-Institut supports very different forms of artistic expression by means of the visual arts, theatre, film, dance, literature and others. Our goal is to support local arts scenes and intensify pan-African dialogue through artistic discussions. We carry out cultural education projects in South Africa and at a regional level in order to strengthen the infrastructures of the arts scenes. These programmes network and further train artists and educators. The major programmes include Music in Africa, I am Science – Digital Access to Knowledge as well as the cultural management and special fund programmes.
The language department teaches German inside and outside of the institute, it supports the country’s German teachers and collaborates closely with the South African Educational Ministry.
The Information and Library division cooperates with institutions in the fields of library, book and reading promotion in South Africa and promotes professional exchange within sub-Saharan Africa and with German institutions. The library offers a wide range of information and media about Germany. E-books and other electronic media can be borrowed via Onleihe.
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