Welcome to the Goethe-Institut in South Africa


The Cradle

The Cradle

The Cradle portrays a series of constructed realities through presenting multidisciplinary installation, incorporating sculpture, prints, performance, photographs and video relating to the artists’ experiences performing at the Cradle of Humankind and at other locations within the South African landscape. More ...


Europeans Only. 1956.

20 Years of Democracy:

Interviews and more
Rush Hour

Architecture & Urbanism:

Steady urbanisation
Image from Ponte City book

Africa's grand selfie:

Focus on contemporary African photography

Current Projects

Music In Africa  

Music In Africa is a groundbreaking new web platform that allows users to enhance their knowledge of African music scenes while effectively networking and promoting their work for free.

African Metropolis   deutsch

6 Films from 6 African Cities – screening at international film festivals worldwide

Goethe on Main  

Multidisciplinary art space in Johannesburg’s inner city. Visit one of the current exhibitions.

The Spoken Word Project   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Stories travelling through Africa in poetry slams: Spoken word artists are keeping the tradition of storytelling alive.

Writing about Africa   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Welcome to a voyage of discovery of new German literature representing images of diverse Africa

Weblog: Moving Africa   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Pan-African exchange is the main goal of the Moving Africa program, which enables African artists to travel to the most important festivals in Africa. On this blog, they share their experiences.


Goethe-Institut Südafrika
119 Jan Smuts Ave
Entrance on Newport Road
Parkwood 2193
Tel: +27 11 4423232
Fax: +27 11 4423738

October - December 2015

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