The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is the cultural branch of the French Embassy in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi. Over the 20 past years, IFAS has worked with multiple public and private partners in South Africa and in more than 30 African countries, prioritising the development of skills and ecosystems for innovation in the cultural and creative industries.  The Institute organizes and supports the creation of more than 50 events per year in various sectors of expertise. With each initiative, IFAS develops unique collaborations with the shared goal of cooperation and making the exchanges between the countries more complementary, dynamic, creative, and ambitious.

The Embassy of France in South Africa serves as the main representative office of the French Republic, headed by Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier. The Embassy works to build and strengthen cooperation and collaboration between South Africa and France in various fields, including politics, education, culture and business. This is done through close relations not only with the South African government, but also local businesses, non-governmental organisations, the media and educational institutions. Embassy staff constantly monitors and analyses local developments and is responsible for looking after the interests of French citizens in South Africa.



Established in 1954, TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd is 50.1% owned by France-based company TotalEnergies. TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an integral part of, and plays a significant role in, the international, world-class TotalEnergies. This means that our affiliate benefits from shared access to internationally acclaimed best practices, technological expertise and top-flight business innovations. TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a Level One Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating according to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice for three consecutive years. We are proud of this milestone and thank our employees, partners, suppliers and stakeholders. TotalEnergies in South Africa is committed to transformation and growth.


Newtown Junction, The Mall That Celebrates African culture is situated in Johannesburg’s inner city and forms part of the city’s cultural and creative hub. The Newtown district houses theatres, art galleries, museums, restaurants, craft markets, clubs and cafés which all beautifully compliment the mall’s vibrant atmosphere and rich tenant offering. 

Completed in 2014, Newtown Junction is home to over 80 stores with unique offerings that include a hotel, a dance studio, a variety of proudly South African brands, a Ster-Kinekor cinema house and a production studio that is a powerful networking space for creative artists and entrepreneurs.


Bassline Live is a live music events production and artist agency business that grew out of the iconic Bassline venue in Johannesburg. In its 24 plus year history The Bassline became an institution amongst Joburg music fans, while also developing a reputation for producing major outdoor music events.