About us

Founded in 1934, the British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We are a global organisation with more than 190 offices in 110 countries and territories. We touch the lives of around 500 million people every year – almost a tenth of the world’s population.

British Council in South Africa

To find out more about the British Council’s activities in South Africa, please browse this website including the what’s on section, or contact our customer services team.

If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please visit the partner with us page.

We value diversity, as is reflected in our Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy.

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