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Past Events


3 December 2006: Click here to view the Advent Market pics. Click here to read the write-up which is in both English and German.

7 September 2006: Summer Braai pics Click on a language to read the write-up. English - German Please click here to view the Honorary membership certificate bestowed upon H.E. the Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa Mr. Leslie M. Gumbi. Click here to read the speech made by FOSA's President.

"Our president on TV "Frisch gekocht, ist halb gewonnen...." with the presenter Peter Tichatschek and the Chief Cook of the Top Restaurant "Meinl am Graben" Joachim Gradwohl. Click here to see the team and dishes cooked during the program.

FoSA president on TV again. There was a big event for customers and friends at the Winery Monika Strehn in Deutschkreutz, Burgenland with about 350 guests. Monika Strehn and her family are very good friends of the Autz family. Every year Monika Strehn donates the wine for our summer braai and Werner is supporting her in Marketing & Sales, specially for the Nordic countries. Click here to view the film (12 Mb)

FoSA Präsident wieder im TV. Monika Strehn, Weingut Strehn in Deutschkreutz, Burgenland hat, wie jedes Jahr ein riesiges Fest für Kunden und Freunde veranstaltet, an dem ca. 350 Gäste teilnahmen. Die Familie von Monika Strehn und die Autz-Familie sind seit vielen Jahre sehr gut befreundet. Monika Strehn sponsert auch jedes Jahr unser Grillfest mit Wein und Werner unterstützt sie schon seit Jahren im Bereich Marketing & Verkauf, speziell den Aufbau der nordischen Länder. Hier klicken für den Film. (12 Mb)


Advent Markt 3 December 2005: Advent Markt pics Click here for the write-up in English and here for the write-up in German. Click here for the Interview with Radio Wien.

FoSA helps the homeless

9 September 2005: Summer Braai pics Click here for the write-up

18 June 2005: Art Exhibition

17 June 2005: Open Wine Cellar - Winery Monika Strehn

12 March 2005: Blissful Blossom early Spring fundraiser


9 December 2004: André P. Brink - Literature in the New South Africa

6 December 2004: South Africa in Perspective

4 December 2004: Sherry tasting

28 November 2004: train trip to the Christkindlmarkt in Weitra / Lower Austria

17 July 2004: Bring and Braai

Liz Jarvis' Tastes of Africa


15 September 2004: 10:00 - 12:00

29 September 2004: 19:00 - 21:00


1 September 2004: 19:00 - 21:00

6 October 2004: 10:00 - 12:00

19 March 2004: Venice trip

18 March 2004: Curry and Beer evening

A list of events for 2004, in the name of 10 Years of democracy celebrations, which was received from Cathy Grascher, from the SA Embassy.


On the 20th November 2003 there was the film lecture by Dr. Edwin Hees and an art exhibition.

The Floridita evening, which took place on 1 October 2003

In September 2003 there was the Wine tasting and African food in the Hotel Stephanie.

The EduCollege Choir performed in July 2003 in the UN.

Benefit concert 28.06.2003 - Caravan Dance Group and the legendary singer Madosini in the Kongresshaus Salzburg

On the 21st of June 2003 was the Fun Run organised by Wilma.

On the 17th and 18th of June 2003 the Caravan Dance Group was at the Künstlerhaus in Vienna.

On the 5th of May 2003 there was a lecture on Breyten Breytenbach by prof Helna du Plooy. A few FoSA members attended the event.

The FoSA trip to Bratislava was on 1 March 2003.


The first event where FoSA was active was a symposium in Vienna : "Literatur und Migration: Südafrika" held between 29 November and 2 December 2002.