Open it up an see what blew.

Is it a 120V unit plugged into your 220V mains?? (South Africa is 220V, right?)

French version of the manual does not say much about the power supply

I have some schematics, but not for that one.

No fan, right? How about a little LED on the front?

Probably just need a generic 12V supply. A little wall-wart won't do, you need a transformer rated at 100VA at 12V to power that bulb.