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Roundtable Discussion: Law and Identity

The Role of Law in Constituting a Contemporary South African Identity

On 11th July 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in co-operation with the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic “Law and Identity: The Role of Law in Constituting a Contemporary South African Identity”. Please find below an event report. more…

Event Reports | July 13, 2018

Property Rights for All South Africans

THE ROLE THAT LAND REFORM CAN PLAY IN EXPANDING PROPERTY RIGHTS

On the 4th of July 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the FW de Klerk Foundation, hosted a conference on the topic of property rights and the role that land reform can play in expanding these rights. The public event, which took place at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, was attended by 85 participants consisting of experts on land reform including legal practitioners, representatives from the private sector, and the academia, as well as civil society organizations, religious groups and ordinary South African citizens. more…

Michaela Braun | Event Reports | July 5, 2018

#Icount: Preparing for Elections 2019

In 2019, South Africans will be voting in the sixth democratic General Elections. The elections will take place in the midst of general dissatisfaction amongst the majority of voters. Political parties will have to work very hard to win the support of the first time voters the majority of whom are apathetic. more…

Nancy Msibi | Event Reports | June 25, 2018

Social Media Guide for Politicians

Social Media has finally arrived in politics in Africa. Just a few years ago it was hard to convince party bosses that they should set aside funds and resources for Social Media. Some might have been worried to share control, others were simply not familiar with the new technologies. Now we see Social Media as an essential tool in many campaigns. But again it is not sufficient just to set up a Facebook account and wait for victory in the next elections – Social Media is a tool that should be used but without being driven by it. We need to use Social Media without social media misusing us. more…

June 22, 2018

Induction Training Workshop for Civic Educators from Partner Organisations in Zomba-Malawi

Induction and review training workshop for translated civic awareness materials

The induction training workshop for civic educators from partner organisations (NASFAM and WoLREC) was conducted between 4th and 5th April 2018 at Hotel Masongola in Zomba. The workshop was aimed at getting civic educators, field officers, paralegals and community facilitators introduced to the newly translated draft Chichewa versions of the Civic Awareness Materials for Community Facilitators, the Orientation Material for Customary Land Committees and the draft comic fliers of both materials and seek their editorial review inputs towards finalising the drafts. more…

Samson Lembani | Event Reports | June 14, 2018