Library Jams © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg


Three artists perform short concerts in front of a small, select audience in the Goethe-Institut’s library, while their performances are recorded and then later released in a video series. 

Decolonise the Internet Banner © Lungi Molefe/Goethe-Institut

Decolonise the Internet

"Decolonise The Internet" questions inequality in the world wide web and highlights how algorhythms aggravate racisms. The regional project aims to increase knowledge and visibility for African and Womxn issues on the web.

Cav' Logo © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Cav' Creative Economies

Cav’ Creative Economies is a Goethe-Institut initiative that comprises the two projects Cav’ Platform and Cav’ Township. 

The Journey zugeschnitten © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

The Journey

The Journey | New Positions in African Photography documents the collaborations between 17 young African photographers and their mentors – international curators and practitioners.

The Hands That Feed You © thirdspace

The Hands That Feed You: Ubucwebe

The roving exhibition titled, The Hands That Feed You, situates iGoli (Johannesburg) as a place of imagination, contestation and escape – from old forms to new forms of trade and community making. 

Archive of Forgetfulness © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Archive of Forgetfulness

We are inviting contributions which focus on the things that enable us to move – literally or figuratively – trains, roads, space programmes, aeroplanes, ports, boda bodas, and many others – to question what it means to imagine living otherwise across borders. 

Pop-Up Drive-In © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Pop-Up Drive-In

The Goethe-Institut is happy to play a role in the revival of the Drive-In cinema, and proud to introduce four groundbreaking recent films from the African continent.

GPS © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS)

Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) is a multi-disciplinary roving project space that follows on GoetheOnMain, which was based at Arts On Main in Johannesburg from May 2009 to November 2016. 

Science Film Festival

The Science Film Festival promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through the screening of film content with accompanying educational activities.

#GoetheSounds © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg


Our #GoetheSounds series is all about the love for music! Every week, one staff member talks about their favorite music and what it means for them.

Goethe at Home © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg


Our #GoetheAtHome series is all about the people! Every week, one staff member has a portrait made and talks about their work at the Goethe and what is going on with them right now. 

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International 2020 Relief Fund for organisations in culture and education

On the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and the Federal Foreign Office, institutions working in international cultural cooperation have set up a relief fund.

Die A Maze Train Jam 2019 Teilnehmer vor dem Zug © Hankyeol Lee

Amaze Train Jam

A flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes a good two hours. A train ride? At least 27 hours, without air conditioning. Why would anyone want to do that, especially in South African summer?

Henrike Grohs Award © Art: Ferdinand Makouvia , Photo: Excerpt of a photo by Peter Houston

Henrike Grohs Prize for African Artists

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a roving biennial art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.

Edition Covers of the upcoming anthology book Foto: © Ouida Books

Water Birds on the Lake Shore

The Goethe-Institut is proud to present the release of the long-awaited Afro Young Adult anthology, titled “Water Birds on the Lake Shore: An Anthology of African Young-Adult Fiction”.

New dimensions - Virtual Reality Africa © Photo : Goethe-Institut/Lerato Maduna

New Dimensions – Virtual Reality Africa

Electric South and the Goethe-Institut present „New Dimensions – Virtual Reality Africa“, a selection of Virtual Reality (VR) productions from Kenya, Senegal and Ghana.  

Triggerfish Academy – Taking African Voices to the World Foto: Triggerfish Academy

Triggerfish Academy – Taking African Voices to the World

Triggerfish Academy, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Johannesburg has launched "Unboxing Animation", a free digital learning platform for aspiring African animators.

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Moving Africa

Moving Africa is the Goethe-Institut's pan African exchange Programme which gives artists the opportunity to travel to selected cultural festivals on the continent.

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I am Science

The I Am Science or Digital Access to Knowledge project aims, in the short term, to increase interest in and meaningful understanding of basic scientific concepts among early high-school girls in disadvantaged, urban areas which will support them to continue studying science at school. 

Diski Skills resized © Something Elsee Design Agency

Diski Skills

"Diski Skills" is an exciting, quick card game, set in a South African street football scenario.

Music In Africa © Jabu Nkosi

Music in Africa

Music In Africa is an information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector. 

Wiki Loves Women © Wiki Loves Women

Wiki Loves Women

There are countless influential women who have shaped Africa’s countries and societies. But few African women enjoy exposure on internationally relevant online databases such as Wikipedia. WikiAfrica and the Goethe-Institut intend on tackling this issue with the Wiki Loves Women project.

Photography learners © Goethe-Institut/Bernhard Ludewig

Centers of Learning for Photography in Africa

The Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg, in collaboration with the Market Photo Workshop, is organising three consecutive and related events – two training courses and a curriculum development meeting on photography training

Hub@Goethe Lego Workshop 2018 Jonas Radunz © Goethe-Institut


The Cultural Entrepreneurship Hubs project (CEH) was launched in 2016 with the aim of building a network of skilled multipliers and consultants in the field of cultural entrepreneurship, which continuously supports creative start-ups.