KAS/SAIIA Alumni Workshop

The annual KAS/SAIIA Alumni Workshop aims to foster discussion around topical international relations issues and to promote a network amongst former scholars. "The role of South Africa in Africa" will be the theme for this year's workshop.



TIME: Friday 1 December – Sunday 3 December

PLACE: The Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa


Friday 1 December 2006

Registration at KAS office from 14:00

Departure from KAS offices at 14:30

From 16:00 arrival and check-in

17:00: Welcoming speech by Dr Werner Böhler, Resident Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa, and presentation of current activities (20 mins)

Welcoming speech by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, National Director of the South African Institute of International Affairs, and presentation of current activities (20 mins)

Questions and discussion followed by a request to alumni to present themselves with a focus on their career paths

Chairperson: Melody Ngobese-Hammond

19:00 Dinner

Saturday 2 December 2006

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Presentations and debate

First session

Chris Landsberg: Assessing South Africa’s African Agenda (20 mins)

Ayesha Kajee: South Africa’s Peacekeeping Role in Africa (20 mins)

Followed by questions and debate

Second session

Elizabeth Sidiropoulos: The Impact of China and India on Governance in Africa (20 mins)

Followed by questions and debate

Chairperson first and second session: Justice Mmatlou Kganyago

10:30 Tea break

Third session

Melody Ngobese-Hammond: Is liberal democracy its own worst enemy? Deliberation within the prism of US foreign and internal policy (10 mins)

Justice Mmatlou Kganyago: State initiated infrastructure development projects, public sentiments of white elephants and implications for development in Africa: Opposing forces (competing needs) and misunderstandings (10 mins)

Fourth session

Christian Conreder to present German Alumni Network (10 mins)

Short movie on life of Konrad Adenauer (30 mins)

Chairperson third and fourth session: Ayesha Kajee

13:00 Lunch

Team building activities

14:00 Krom River Treasure Hunt

15:00 Tea break

15:30 Ketty Shoot Out

19:00 Braai

Sunday 3 December

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Training session on Assertive Communication Skills

By Kevin Smith

10:30 Tea break

Training continues

Feedback session on workshop

13:00 Lunch

From 14:30 Departure

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