This September, some 1,500 world class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts will descend in Vilnius, Lithuania, for Life Sciences Baltics, the only international forum in the Baltic countries that provides a unique opportunity to explore new horizons of partnerships, exchange ideas and seek progress through networking. The Baltic countries comes into the spotlight to reveal their potential in the field of life sciences.
On 10 May, the diplomat of Lithuanian embassy in South Africa Gediminas Kuras presented Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum with the gift by famous South African artist of Litvak origin William Kentridge- linocut “XA XA XA“. The artwork depicts Nikolai Bukharin, a Bolshevik condemned to death, in whose final story laugh and death are intertwined.
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of South Africa is looking for a partner organization to implement a project concept of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme - “The Education of South African youth in the field of corruption prevention”. The selected organization together with the Embassy will choose and finance the candidates to participate in the Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI), which is an annual anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders.
On 24 March in Johannesburg Ambassador Sigutė Jakštonytė attended the official opening of the association of financial technology companies - Fintech4africa.
The leader of the biggest opposition party in South African Parliament Mmusi Maimane presented his complements to Lithuania on the anniversary of the Restoration of the State.
On February 8, Lithuanian pianist Mūza Rubackytė together with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra ended the concert series, dedicated to the centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, in South Africa. In the packed Cape Town Artscape Opera, the public received M. Rubackytė’s and South African musician’s performance exceptionally warmly. M. Rubackytė for the occasion of the centennial performed in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Knysna and Cape Town.
On 1 February, Lithuanian Embassy in South Africa organized a concert to commemorate the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania. The recital by famous Lithuanian pianist Mūza Rubackytė was the first in the concert series, dedicated to the Centennial of the Restoration of the State, in South Africa.
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with Schalk Visser & Bryan Wallick Concert Promotions and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra launches the concert series, dedicated to the centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, of famous Lithuanian pianist Mūza Rubackytė.
Lithuanian Embassy in South Africa begins registration for consular services in Cape Town. We will perform the services for Lithuanian citizens and people of Lithuanian descent on 13 and 14 February at the premises of the honorary consulate at 76 Regent Road, Sea Point.
On 26 October in Gaborone, the capital city of the Republic of Botswana, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Angola and the republic of Namibia Sigutė Jakštonytė presented her letters of credence to the President of Botswana Seretse Khama Ian Khama.
On September 29 Ambassador Sigutė Jakštonytė visited the international automotive service industry trade show „Automechanika” in Johannesburg.
On September 28 the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of South Africa in collaboration with the state enterprise under the Ministry of Economy “Enterprise Lithuania”, organized a Business Networking event to present Lithuanian engineering companies that produce and export automotive components. The event was attended by SA government representatives, business people and representatives of the automotive industry and associations.
On 14 September, the Ambassador Sigutė Jakštonytė participated in the meeting together with the ambassadors of other European Union countries in South Africa with the Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba.
On 6-8 September Lithuanian companies representing information technology sector visited South Africa with a business mission.