Our story

Founded in 1950, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg was the second Alliance Française in South Africa after the Alliance Française of Durban (1936). The Alliance Française of Johannesburg is a Franco-South African non-profit and Public benefit organisation.

Our mission is to promote the French language and cultural diversity. We do it through the organisation of language diversity (French as well as isiZulu and Portuguese) and cultural events with French, Francophone and South African artists.

The Alliance of Johannesburg has been located in front of the Zoo Lake Park, in a lovely eco-friendly architectural building, since 1994.