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 Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family have announced a prize in memory of Henrike Grohs, who died on 13 March 2016 in a terrorist attack in the Ivory Coast.

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”.

Cultural Economies in Townships Photo: Tim Moolman

Creative Economies in Township

The Cultural Economies in Townships (CET) project aims to address youth unemployment and income generation in the creative industry through entrepreneurship. 

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.  

Unboxing Animation 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. 

Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform Photo: Tim Moolman

Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform

The Project ‘Cultural Entrepreneurship Platform (CEP)’ aims to coordinate the CCI through networking and creating possibilities for the visibility of the Industry, as well as for the CCI ecosystem to recognise each other and the work the various parts are doing to further develop the industry.

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.

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

Artucation Info Artucation participants © Miora Rajaonary


Artucation's main objective is to offer arts education to schools that do not have the access or resources to do so. The programme is currently offered to grade 9 -10 learners from high schools located in Johannesburg’s inner city.

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.