Publications - South Africa Office
Freedom of Expression versus Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?
On 17 October 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted the third event of the Roundtable Discussion series. At the core of the presentations and the subsequent discussion was the question of where to draw the line be-tween freedom of speech and hate speech. The recent findings of the Courts and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on hate speech rooted the event in current affairs. To dig into the topic of hate speech more thoroughly, legal, psychological and political aspects were addressed.
The African Continental free trade agreement (AfCFTA): An enabler, not a deliverer
SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Prof Faizel Ismail
“…It is not trade and free-trade agreements that raise incomes, but the good-will and solidarity of the participating parties…”
Women and Justice
The Constitution @ Work - Breakfast Discussion Series 2 2019
On 28 August 2019, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) held another breakfast discussion as part of its Constitution @ Work series, presented in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). This breakfast was held in commemoration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, which is celebrated in August annually.
Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?
SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Tim Hughes
On September 17th, 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Mountain Club of South Africa invited Tim Hughes as a keynote speaker on the subject of corporate diplomacy. During his speech he pointed out how multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly influence individual lives and political power.
Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture
With Marianne Thamm
To commemorate Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, the FVZS Institute annually hosts an honorary lecture to honour his ideals and discuss current challenges. On the 19th of August, Marianne Thamm was invited as the keynote speaker on the topic Navigating your way in a world filled with untruths. The event was co-hosted and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a long-time partner of the Institute.
Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family
DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban and Cape Town
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) partnering with various civil society organisations such as Diakonia, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Africa Unite and other; held a second annual social cohesion conference in Durban and Cape Town.
Constitutional Court Review 2019
On 29 and 30 August, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) hosted the annual seminar for the authors and editors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal. The aim of the seminar is to give authors platform to present their papers to their peers and editors and to get feedback before submitting their final drafts. The journal is an open-source publication which is devoted to analyzing the work of the South African Constitutional Court in the year preceding publication. The seminar was funded by KAS.
Dialogue on Faith and Economics with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) - Mthatha
Municipal Stakeholders Cooperation Workshop: Partnerships to implement the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) – The role of churches and faith communities
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference) hosted a dialogue with experts and leaders from both business and churches to explore how South African role players create a new "social contract" that addresses social justice alongside or with government programmes.
Book Launch in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town: Election 2019
The brand-new key reference work on the South Africa election, titled “Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Dr. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Prof. Roger Southall, is now out in the bookstores. The book provides an indepth analysis of the 2019 elections. The contributors are well respected experts in their own right, some of whom have contributed chapters to the previous books on elections. During the week of 19th-23rd August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), hosted book launches in cooperation with Jacana Media, Exclusive Books and Ike’s Books and Collectables where some authors presented their chapters and engaged with the audience.
Re-Imagining Public Accountability
Local Government Roundtable
Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Afesis-corplan in partnership with Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Social Action (PACSA) hosted a civil society roundtable in Pietermaritzburg on the 28-29 August 2019, to reflect on the state of Public Accountability in Local Government.
Politische Kurzberichte der KAS-Auslandsbüros
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.