#cocreatePOETICA | Literary festival connects SA and Dutch poets to continues dialogue on identity, history and culture

  CAPE TOWN (4 September 2018). This year will celebrate another successful collaboration between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Open Book Festival. The partnership between the Poetica programme and national Dutch campaign in South Africa known as #cocreateSA, will welcome popular spoken word artists Babs Gons and Ivan Words to Cape Town. Together they will work with both established and up-and-coming South Africa artists in writing sessions as part […]

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Netherlands Consul General bids Cape Town farewell

CAPE TOWN (17 August 2018). After five years in her role as the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bonnie Horbach bids farewell to Cape Town to take up her new position as the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Lithuania. Sebastiaan Messerschmidt, former Counsellor at the Office of His Majesty the King, will replace her as the Consul General in Cape Town.  Bonnie Horbach took office as the Consul General […]

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Meet our 2018 #InspiringFiftySA winners!

CAPE TOWN (1 August 2018). After months of collecting the stories of South African women at the forefront of some of the biggest impacts in the STEM sector, the Netherlands Consulate General is proud to announce this year’s #InspiringFiftySA!  Netherlands Consul General Bonnie Horbach exclaimed, “The judges had a hard time selecting the final fifty based on the high caliber of the nominees. These groundbreaking women will not only be […]

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