The Goethe-Institut is a globally active, cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has played a central role in carrying out Germany’s foreign cultural and educational policy for more than 60 years.
It promotes instruction in German language abroad while cultivating international cultural collaboration. In addition, the Goethe-Institut projects a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life.
As a regional branch, the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg coordinates the work in the countries in sub-Saharan Africa, encompassing a total of 11 institutes and 14 Goethe Centres/Cultural Societies. The cultural programme work of the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg provides support for very different forms of artistic expression, including the visual arts, theatre, film, dance and literature. The aim is to support the local cultural scene while deepening pan-African dialogue through artistic exchange.