Publications

Event Reports

Orientation training workshop for traditional leaders on the new land law in Mzimba (Malawi)

On 21st and 22nd August 2018 the workshop for traditional leaders of the Traditional Authority Kampingo Sibande took place in Mzimba. For two days, 53 participants were introduced to the new land law in Malawi. The workshop was financed by KAS and carried out in cooperation with the organisation partners Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) and LandNet Malawi. The workshop was also accompanied by Mzimba Community Radio. The workshop is aimed at capacitating traditional authorities to consider the codified law and strengthen the position of women in issues of land use and land ownership. The workshops are intended to cover the developments of the land law reform process in Malawi and specific legislations in the new land law that support and protect women’s land ownership rights.

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12. Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture with Naledi Pandor

"Entrenching a Human Rights Culture in South Africa - Problems, Prospects, Successes"
On the 9th October 2018, the 12th annual Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture took place at the University of Western Cape (UWC). Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education and Training, was the guest speaker of this year’s lecture and focused her speech on the topic: “Entrenching a Human Rights Culture in South Africa – Problems, Prospects and Successes”. The event was hosted by the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI) at UWC in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

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Orientation training workshop for traditional leaders from Traditional Authority Mabilabo in Mzimba (Malawi)

On 18 and 19 September 2018, another workshop for traditional leaders took place in Mabilabo (Mzimba, Malawi). For two days, 60 participants were introduced to the new land law in Malawi. The workshop was financed by KAS and conducted in cooperation with the organisation partner National Association of Smallholder Farmers of Malawi (NASFAM) and Emmanuel Mlaka, Land Governance Expert at LandNet Malawi. The workshop was also accompanied by Mzimba Community Radio.

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Orientation Workshop for traditional Leaders in Zomba (Malawi)

On 1st and 2nd August 2018, another workshop for traditional leaders took place at Chikale Teachers Development Centre in Senior Traditional Authority Chikowi, in Zomba. For two days, 45 participants were introduced to the new land law in Malawi. The workshop was financed by KAS and carried out in cooperation with the organisation partners National Association for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi (NASFAM) and LandNet Malawi.

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The Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening in Cape Town

On October 2, 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) organized its annual careers evening for students of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The event offered participants the opportunity to inform themselves and exchange ideas about career opportunities, career paths, scholarships and internships.

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Book launch: "Democracy under Threat - A Crisis of Legitimacy?"

Edited by Ursula van Beek
On the 20th of September, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and Transformation Research Unit (TRU) - University of Stellenbosch hosted the book launch of “Democracy under Threat – A Crisis of Legitimacy?” edited by Ursula van Beek. The event was held at the Headquarter of SAIIA. It was attended by over fifty delegates consisting of diplomats, politicians, academics as well as students.

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Social Cohesion Conference 2018

Social Cohesion Conference seeks to create conversations around burning issues
On the 26th of September 2018 our partner Development Democracy Program in conjunction with the Durban University of Technology, Peace Oasis International and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation held its first International Social Cohesion in Durban, aimed at elevating and deliberating conversations about social cohesion above race, and unearth other causes of divisions in the society. The conference was attended by civil society, political leaders, youth, academics as well as ordinary citizens from all over KZN and other provinces.

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Traditional Leadership and Authority versus Local Government

The Coexistence of Traditional and Local Governance Structures in a Democratic Dispensation: Challenges and Successes
On the 13th and 14th of September, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the North-West University (NWU) hosted a conference on the topic ‘Traditional Leadership and Authority versus Local Government’ in Potchefstroom. The overall objective of the conference is to explore and engage in a practical fashion with the interactions between traditional leadership and a modern democracy based on constitutional values such as human dignity, equality and freedom. The conference was attended by 64 participants representing the academia, local government as well as traditional leadership.

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Annual KAS-SAIIA Careers Evening 2018 (Gauteng)

On 7 August 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted the annual KAS-SAIIA Humanities Careers Evening 2018. This year event, which followed on the success of the previous ones, carried the theme of “Unlimited paths with your humanities degree”. 312 participants, including recent humanities graduates and current students from Gauteng-based universities were exposed to the different career paths and opportunities available to them after the completion of their degrees.

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Public Procurement Law Training, Free State and Northern Cape

TRAINING FOR THE NORTHERN CAPE AND FREE STATE BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR (PP)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targeted officers of the Public Protector Northern Cape and Free State Branch.