Bastille day 2014 in Johannesburg [fr]
This year, Bastille day was celebrated at The Venue in Melrose Arch.
700 people came to the official reception organized by the French Consul and his wife. This party highlighted the deep bonds of friendship between France and South Africa, in presence of the Ambassador of France in South Africa, Mrs. Elisabeth Barbier and her husband and two consular representatives, Mrs Sophie Ferrand – Hazard and Mr Blaise Anelone.
Representatives of companies, organizations, members of the cultural and university world gathered. Also present were members of the diplomatic corps as well as members from the municipality of Johannesburg.
We would like to thank each one of our sponsors for their precious contribution:
AGS Frasers International, Air Austral, Air France, Air Liquide, Alstom Africa Holdings, Antalis, Areva South Africa, Atout France, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Capago International, Citroën, Effective Connections, Eurocopter Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., French Corner, GEFCO, Gemalto Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., Moët Hennessy, L’Oreal, Michelin Tyre Company South Africa, Morpho Groupe Safran, Oasys, Orange, Pernod-Ricard, Peugeot, Saint-Gobain, Samrec, SDV, Southern Pipeline Contractors, Thales South Africa Systems, Total South Africa, Turbomeca.
The Consul’s speech is available here :
- Discours du Consul de France à Johannesburg - 14 juillet 2014
- (PDF - 42.9 kb)
The Ambassador’s speech is available here :