#COCREATESA AIMS TO FOSTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE NETHERLANDS AND SOUTH AFRICA

Even though our countries differ, there are many parallels in the public and cultural debates on identity, integration and transformation. Our long term cultural policy is therefore focused on co-creating cultural interventions to build mutual understanding and trust.

Our mission is to promote inclusive economic growth and support Dutch businesses by strengthening entrepreneurship and cross-sectoral cooperation in South Africa.


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#cocreate2MYCITY | The Netherlands and South Africa tackling city challenges together

CAPE TOWN  [30 October 2019]. The diplomatic missions of the Netherlands in South Africa will be hosting their biennial flagship project #cocreateMYCITY in Cape Town in November 2019. The initiative will bring together South African and Dutch stakeholders to discuss ways to co-create economically, environmentally and socially Resilient Cities, focusing on sustainable and innovative solutions to urban challenges. Dutch Vice Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Hanneke J.W. Schuiling, and the […]

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#cocreatePOETICA | Building bridges using spoken word as a medium

CAPE TOWN (2 September 2019). Dutch and South African (SA) poets and spoken word artists use words to build bridges at the fourth edition of #cocreatePOETICA at the Open Book Festival. This year, the programme will welcome award-winning Dutch poets Radna Fabias and Simone Atangana Bekono, who will join SA poets in workshops, performances and themed discussions between 4 – 8 September 2019.  #cocreatePOETICA is a collaboration between Open Book […]

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2019 Inspiring Fifty Winners Announced

CAPE TOWN (6th August 2019). This year marks the 3rd edition of #InspiringFiftySA Awards. We’re once again impressed with the calibre of winners for #InspiringFiftySA. There are so many strong South African women in STEM! Here’s to another 50 in the limelight, and rightfully so.  #InspiringFiftySA aims to increase diversity in tech, by boosting the visibility of female role models in STEM. It is a non-profit initiative that originated in […]

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