FAQ – Covid 19

You will find below frequently asked questions about the closing of Alliance Française due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please note this page will be regularly updated.

  • When do you think the classes are going to start again?

Regarding the situation we are faced with, there is a lot of uncertainty, it is impossible to give exact dates. However, we will inform you with reasonable notice when courses can resume on our premises.

  • Am I going to lose my remaining hours?

Please note classes are not cancelled but postponed which means that no hours will be lost.

  • What’s happening with my course?

As mentioned before, classes are not cancelled but postponed. We are actively working on alternative online solutions, you will soon be able to resume your classes online if you wish to.

  • And If I don’t wish/can’t to go online?

As announced, your credit of hours will be preserved, you will be invited to re-join your current group again when the classes reopen.

  • How can I keep in touch with Francophone culture?

Alliance Française of Johannesburg will soon launch a virtual cultural program. Follow us on social networks for more information.

  • Is Dibuka or the Alliance Française open to the public?

For safety reason, all our premises will be closed to public as of 18 March. Update on public access will be posted online.

“Les Misérables” from Ladj Ly


LES MISÉRABLES, the official French submission for the 92nd Academy Awards received the coveted Academy Award nomination for Best International Feature Film it was announced in Los Angeles earlier today.  The film which was acquired for distribution in South Africa by Videovision Entertainment, is the debut feature film by director Ladj Ly who co-wrote the screenplay with Giordano Gederlini and Alexis Manenti.  It is produced by Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barall and stars Damien Bonnard, Djibril Zonga, Alexis Manenti and Almamy Kanouté.  

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Reading in Digital / Machine à lire

The Reading in Digital exhibition displays new forms of literary creations through apps on tablets, computers, and illustrated books.

Digital literary creations have been booming, in recent years, showing an unprecedented creative dynamism. Authors, editors, producers and designers are today seizing the latest technology and using it to produce works of a new genre. After traveling around the world to countries including Germany, China, Korea and Guinea, this exhibition of French apps illustrating new reading experiences, is stopping in Johannesburg, at the Francophone Multimedia Library Dibuka.

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