Alliance Française Southern Africa

Alliance Française in Southern Africa

The Alliance Française in Southern Africa comprises French language training centres in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, teaching French to over 5,000 students a year, with more than 100 teachers. The Alliance Française also offers a variety of workshops that make the learning experience more fun (French through music, French cuisine, theatre, travel...) as well as special programs for youngsters, from toddlers to teenagers.

With over 400 projects a year, the Alliance Française provides a wide-ranging cultural program presenting a unique mix of music, theatre, visual arts and dance, with the support of the French Embassies, the French Institute of South Africa and in partnership with local companies and cultural bodies.

The Alliance Française give you access to state-of-the-art libraries, offering thousands of books, films, magazines and Cd's as well as computer stations and video monitors.

Délégation Générale de l'Alliance Française in Southern Africa

The Délégation générale represents the Fondation Alliance Française in Southern Africa. It is responsible for upholding the principles of good governance and quality approach that account for the Alliance Française brand worldwide. It provides advice to AF directors and board of directors on legal matters. It is through the Délégation générale that new Alliances Françaises are created. The Délégué general evaluates the detailed proposals before they are transferred to Paris.

The Délégation générale is in charge of leading the network of the Alliance Française branches, offering training, encouraging exchange, sharing skills, organizing and coordinating projects related to cultural exchanges and communication.

The General Delegation is based at the Alliance Française of Johannesburg.