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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.

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Whither Zimbabwe after the Elections?

A Discussion on the Zimbabwe general elections
On 21 August, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a Centre of the University of Johannesburg with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa organized a discussion session on the Zimbabwe general elections which took place on 30 July 2018.

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Managing the digital Revolution in South Africa

by Moritz Sprenker

Round Table Discussion with renowned South African and German experts on Digitalisation
Disruption, Artificial Intelligence, Driver of Change - The Digital Revolution has been one of the most passionately and controversially discussed topics throughout the last few years. The round table discussion on 29 August 2018 focused on this future-shaping phenomenon and was jointly organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Business School of Johannesburg. The event was part of a world-wide discussion series.

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Breaking the Fetters in Johannesburg

A Film Screening of Breaking the Fetters by Hennie Serfontein
On the 20th of August, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa hosted a film screening of the film ‘Breaking the Fetters’, directed by Hennie Serfontein.

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Public Procurement Law Training, Eastern Cape

TRAINING FOR THE EASTERN CAPE 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 Eastern Cape Branch.

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Constitutional Court Review Seminar

by Nancy Msibi

Seminar for Prospective Authors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal (CCR)
Between the 2nd and 3rd of August, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with (SAIFAC), South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law, (CLOSA), Constitutional Law of South Africa and University of Witwatersrand held the Constitutional Court Review workshop for authors at the Human Rights Room, Old Fort, Constitution Hill.