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Soccer: A universal language

Written by Andrea Fisher  A universal language, the beautiful game is a sport loved by billions of people across the globe. Whether playing in the streets or spectating at 50 000-seater stadiums, there is a unified division as people come together to watch and spur on their chosen team. In South Africa, soccer has been the sport of the people for more than one hundred years. It was in 1996 when […]

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The Hague Tech on Trade Mission to Cape Town

The Hague Tech is an international community in the heart of the Dutch city of The Hague. It is here where talent, businesses, research institutions and government bodies work together by using technology to help build a better society. The Hague Tech was recently nominated for The Hague Business Award for its place where ‘hipsters, hackers & hustlers’ gather to bring innovation to life and for making a genuine contribution […]

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V&A Waterfront announces annual Ocean Life Festival

Festival to celebrate all that is related to our oceans Cape Town, 8 November 2017 — With the Volvo Ocean Race set to arrive in Cape Town in the coming weeks, the V&A Waterfront today announced a new endeavour focused on fostering an appreciation and understanding of South Africa’s ocean assets: the V&A Waterfront’s Ocean Life Festival, in association with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Intended […]

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How can we inspire entrepreneurial thinking at school?

Dutch, South African educators explore cross-continent ideas through Afrika Tikkun Educators and learners from the Netherlands visited the Afrika Tikkun Centre in Mfuleni today to collaborate with South African curriculum planners on innovative methods to inspire entrepreneurial thinking at schools. For Onderwijs Maak Je Samen, the main purpose of the trip was to deepen their understanding of the South African education landscape. The majority of the participants were school principals who […]

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Kick off #cocreateBEATS by #cocreateSANL and Cape Audio College

#cocreateSANL and the Cape Audio College proudly presents #cocreateBEATS. This partnership focuses on building the next generation of DJs and music industry specialists for the ever-expanding music industry in Cape Town and South Africa (SA). #cocreateBEATS will give twenty youngsters the opportunity to develop their talent as DJs by providing them with scholarships for the Pioneer DJ Academy. The programme commenced with a competition in February 2017 and gave three aspiring DJs […]

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“Invisible Borders” by Akwasi

When people ask me how my time was in South Africa I notice my answer is contradictory. A beautiful country with beautiful people who I met last year and can see once again. On the other hand, I passionately hate that which is invisible in the country. That which is intangible. The invisible frontiers of Apartheid still exist. At home I notice that many White Dutch people experience South Africa […]

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“Allison’s Mind Map” by Dean Bowen

There is a lot to be learned from dialogue. So here we are. Three Dutch poets/spoken word artists on a journey exploring the stories, both intimate and public, behind South Africa’s many histories. I use histories because we should always be wary of relegating the plurality of experiences to a singular story for us to consume. This is why I tried to arrive here as open minded as possible, but […]

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How a jungle gym creates a step upwards

On 14 September 2017, a jungle gym was donated to the Alpine Primary School in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. KLM organization Wings of Support ensured the financial support and the Run4Schools foundation made it all happen. The two organizations met through The Dutch Consulate in Cape Town, who brought the two parties together as part of their mission to build partnerships and co-create sustainable solutions together. The Run4School foundation runs […]

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“A letter from the Stolen City” by Sjaan Flikweert

Dear Saro, While I sit and write this letter to you, you are at school learning how to read and write. I am on the other side of the world. If you would walk down south for a very very very long time, you will find me.I miss you dearly. Infact, I often wonder why I needed to go on a trip or journey, and in those times while I […]

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Excellence at 2017 #cocreate2ACCELERATE

Yet another successful #cocreate2ACCELERATE has wrapped up and it has left many benefits to reap from. The initiative which creates opportunities for Dutch and South African scale and start-ups to form relationships and co-create solutions to local issues, saw: Those numbers speak volumes about what was achieved during the short and long programmes and encourage great excitement for the incredible things to come. The feedback from the programme was very positive […]

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