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Francophonie Festival 2023

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The Festival de la Francophonie 2023, which will take place at Hoërskool Waterkloof Pretoria, on Saturday 11 March will see over 5000 people enjoy the incredible sights, sounds, food, and colours, of around 18 different Francophone Embassies and International Organisations, as they present the best of what their countries have to show. Organising wonderful concerts, exhibition spaces, and food stalls, which everyone can enjoy for free.

The Alliance Française Pretoria is always proud to form part of this amazing event. Having taken part, and helped organise, for the better part of 15 years. Each year it gets bigger, more popular, and more vibrant, bringing with it many changes in the format. Having started at the Alliance Française Pretoria, on 99 Rivier Street Sunnyside, it grew to a point where our humble venue became far too small to accommodate the ever increasing number of guests and participants, and is the driving reason why we moved this event into schools around Pretoria.

The event has seen the likes of Johnny Clegg (having opened the event in French even), Maps Maponyane, Flip van Merwe, and a variety other celebrities grace the event.

The Festival de la Francophonie is a wonderful show of cultural exchange that is utterly unbeatable, and is an event that encapsulates the richness and diversity of the Capital City, which plays host to a number of Embassies. It brings to fore the many different cultures that make up the essence of the French language, and the true reason why we celebrate it.