Western Cape Maritime Cluster (WCMC) set to promote maritime skills development opportunities within the Western Cape

CAPE TOWN (23 October 2018). As a contribution to this year’s Transport Month, the Netherlands Consulate General as a member of the WCMC in partnership with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), will host a Maritime Day on 31 October 2018 at  DSCT. In support of the Operation Phakisa agenda, the Maritime Day seeks to highlight career and skills development opportunities in the maritime sector to underprivileged youth from township schools […]

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#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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