Gerard Sekoto re-opening exhibition

The Alliance Française of Johannesburg and IBi Art are delighted to invite you to the re-opening of the Gerard Sekoto Gallery.
Join us to discover the works of eight amazing artists from South Africa, Algeria and France : Jonathan Stone, Lynette Van Tonder, Mbongeni Fakudzie, Marina Walsh, Nick Walsh, Isabelle Valode, Saïd El Jama, Stompie Selibe and Diana Hyslop.
As usual, wine and cheese will be offered on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, Friday 6 November from 5:30PM to 7PM, and Saturday 7 November from 9AM to 12PM.
Please email your RSVP to: or on WhatsApp on +27 83 600 4030.
Due to the current health restrictions, the attendance to each event will be limited to 50 people.
The exhibition will remain open for viewings until 4th December, daily from 9AM to 5PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM.

Online Trial Lessons – Saturday 29 August 2020

Be ready for the last term of the year starting 7 September and join our trial lessons on 29 August! Click on the following Zoom link as of 9AM: 💻

Here is the classes schedule:

9:10 => A1 Beginner and A2 Intermediate
9:20 => B1 Intermediate
9:30 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
9:35 => B2 and C1 Advanced
9:50 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
10:10 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
10:15 => B2 and C1 Advanced
10:30 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
10:50 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
10:55 => B2 and C1 Advanced
11:10 => A2 and B1 Intermediate and Kids/Teens
11:30 => A1 Beginner and Kids/Teens
11:35 => B2 and C1 Advanced

*Time may vary depending on the number of students*

National Women’s Day – IWPA Online Photography Exhibition

To celebrate the National Women’s Day, join us for a wonderful photography exhibition by inspirational women.
It is brought to you by the French association IWPA (International Women In Photography Award) and the network of Alliance Française in Southern Africa thanks to the support of the French Embassy in Pretoria. Discover online the Finalists and the Winner of the 2020’s edition. 

The International Women In Photography Award is open to all women photographers all over the world.

An internationally selected jury composed of eminent figures from the art and photography community proceeds to select five finalists and designate the laureate among them. Every year, traveling  exhibitions are organised around the world to showcase the works of the finalists. Last year, five Alliance Françaises in South Africa and Lesotho hosted the 2018 edition of the award which included two South African participants.

IWPA provides a platform for women photographers and promotes their work to a wide and diverse audience thus contributing to a plurality of visions. Its mission is to  encourage and help women photographers to gain global recognition in order for them to move forward creatively and professionally.

The IWPA relies on the following partnerships: Canon France and La SAIF and La Copie Privée, EFTI and Fisheyes.

Dikuka is slowly reopening !

The Francophone multimedia library #Dibuka is slowly reopening, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, by appointment only. And because we’ve missed you so much, we, at the French Institute and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, have prepared some surprise bags for you!

Our experts have chosen their “coups de coeur”, their favourite books, and are sharing them with you through these bags! We’ve got some for everybody: kid bags, teen bags, adult bags, and French language learners bags! Borrow a bag and only discover its content at home!
Take your appointment here
Info, terms and conditions here