South African Embassy


Located in Brussels’ Leopold Quarter, the South African Embassy occupies a building in a very contemporary architectural style, including an all-glass façade. It is hosting an exhibition on the theme Heritage Month, an initiative that aims to foster greater social cohesion, nation building and a shared national identity while creating a conducive environment for all South African people to embrace and celebrate their heritage.

“When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation. We did so knowing that the struggles against the injustice and inequities of the past are part of our national identity; they are part of our culture. We knew that, if indeed our nation has to rise like the proverbial phoenix from the ashes of division and conflict, we had to acknowledge those whose selfless efforts and talents were dedicated to this goal of non-racial democracy.”

Nelson Mandela, 23 September 1996, Uitenhage, South Africa

Practical information

Sat. only, 10:00 to 15:00

Rue Montoyer/Montoyerstraat 17, Brussels-Extensions

Advance booking not required. Up to 15 people.

Accessible with assistance

Accessible with assistance