Welcome to the Goethe-Institut in South Africa



Weltstadt - Who creates the City?

Will the city of the future be shaped by the usual decision makers or by informal players? Weltstadt showcases local projects from Riga to Johannesburg that explore urban visions using a participatory approach to city development. The exhibition runs until 27.08.2014 at the Goethe-Institut. More ...

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20 Years of Democracy:

Interviews and more

Architecture & Urbanism:

Architecture World Congress in Durban
Ingrid LaFleur


Gentrification and Afrofuturism

Current Projects

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life   deutsch

After acclaimed runs in Munich, Milan, and New York, this unprecedented photographic exhibition is now showing in Johannesburg until 29.06.2014.

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.


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July - August 2014

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