Invitation to Lunch with the Greek community of South Africa | 25.11.2023

On Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 13.00 Greek time, the show “Invitation to Lunch” of the Voice of Greece with Eleni Karali features a tribute to the Greeks of South Africa.

Stavros Nikolaou, a Greek Cypriot health activist and executive of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in South Africa, speaks to Eleni Karali about the ARGO Award for public service granted by the President of the Hellenic Republic and the emotion which overcame him. He talks about his difficult childhood, which was full of love, the advice of his parents, which he follows in his life to this day, and the predicament in the area of Health in Africa.

Giannis Baladakis, Archon of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, President of the South African Officials and head of Hellenism of the Greek-Italian-Portuguese alliance, presents the current overall situation in South Africa, looking back on the fascinating history of the Greeks of South Africa. He explains why the number of Greeks in South Africa has greatly decreased and analyzes the problems faced by expatriates.

Georgios Vlachos, Educational Coordinator, Consulate General of Greece in Johannesburg, analyses Greek-language education in Africa. He talks in detail about the types of schools, the goals of the Office of Education

of Johannesburg, the difficulties that exist and the way they are overcome.