As the cultural agency of the French Embassy in South Africa, IFAS-Culture organises artistic events throughout the country all year round. Situated in Braamfontein, near the historical heart of Johannesburg, IFAS regularly partners with prestigious institutions such as the Market Theatre, Museum Afrika, the Dance Factory, the Bassline and many others.
Dibuka is a multi-media library focussing on France and contemporary francophone culture. The result of a partnership between the French Embassy in South Africa, the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance française of Johannesburg, the library offers to the general public almost 20 000 documents for adults, teenagers and children : books, comic books, audio CDs, videos (French cinema and documentaries), French press, manuals to learn French and French language teaching aids.
Established by the French Department of Foreign Affairs on the 12th of May 1995, IFAS-Research has been founded to answer France’s wish to take part in the construction of the new South Africa concerning research in the Human and Social Sciences. Its regional mandate over Southern Africa is bringing IFAS-Research to develop cross-projects on the countries of the region as well as partnerships with the Institutes of Ibadan and Nairobi on continental programmes. IFAS-Research supports around 80 researchers every year coming from the most prestigious French and European centres on Southern Africa. Its mission is to promote the creation of mixed research teams through calls for proposals as per annual programmes. IFAS-Research hosts French students and researchers during their field trips in Southern Africa and assists Southern African researchers doing research work in Europe.
As a Non-Profit-Organisation, the Alliance Française network is autonomous with cultural institutions dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture. Established in South Africa since 1936 and supported by the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Alliance Française network is a relay of the linguistic and cultural policy defined by France. The Alliance Française network is the intermediary operation financed or co-financed by the Office for Cultural Affairs.