Alliance Française is the only European Cultural Center in all the Eastern Cape. We organize major cultural events each year, such as the AF Street Music Festival, and the French-Speaking Festival, Francophonie. A rich programme of social events, film screenings and conferences is regularly offered in our Mackay Street Victorian building. Our multimedia library is available for students and members. It includes thousands French books, music and DVDs as well as a dedicated section for our students with relevant resources to develop their French skills.

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French Student

If you want to learn French, the Alliance is the place to do it!

AFPE Member

I come to Alliance Française because I have needed to speak French in all my job positions (Francophone Africa & Indian Ocean Islands). I enjoy French as a language & intend to continue it.

French Student

Non-judgmental, flexible and comfortable learning space.

AFPE Student

There are activities and opportunities for everyone to participate, the staff are doing their best to satisfy everybody’s needs.

Online Student

I have really enjoyed my online Zoom lessons during Covid times. They have been very beneficial for me.

Mary D

L’Alliance Française de Port Elizabeth est un endroit très accueillant. Les salles sont spacieuses. La bibliothèque est bien fournie.
Des évènements sont organisés très régulièrement entre autre le cinéma pour enfants. J’ai assisté au concert de la chanteuse française Sian Pottok, très bon moment convivial. Le temps d’échange avec les autres participants était très sympathique.

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