Events

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ONLINE SEMINAR: BLACK LIVES MATTER AND POLICE BRUTALITY:WHERE TO FROM HERE?

SAIFAC AND Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa

Systemic racism and police brutality have been ongoing problems in the United States that have remained largely unaddressed despite greater attention to the issue in recent years. Since the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, demonstrations have highlighted the murder by police of black men across America, including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Police brutality connected to discriminatory attitudes are also problems outside of the United States. In South Africa, there is a long history of brutality by security forces. This has been heightened during the coronavirus lockdown with severe harassment experienced by non-South African residents (linked to high-levels of xenophobia) and incidents such as the murder of Collins Khoza.

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The Inside Track: A Critical Conversation with Advocate Shamila Batohi

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA

The conversation will address the war on women, gender based violence and the NDPP's experience as a woman leader within the National Prosecuting Authority.

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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence-What are the Obligations for Businesses and Universities?

SAIFAC (a Centre of the University of Johannesburg) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both a major health and economic crisis. In an attempt to curb the spread of the disease, many states implemented strict lockdown conditions, resulting in extreme social isolation for residents. Almost everyone across the country was forced to spend more time at home. In situations were there were difficult familial dynamics, conflict was exacerbated. The anxiety and stress of the lockdown also had an extremely negative impact on the mental health of individuals. All these factors worsened the risk of violence.

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The Lessons from Malawi's Election for Southern Africa's Oppositions

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA and The Brenthurst Foundation hosts the third GAP online seminar

Malawi has just held a successful presidential election and power has been peacefully transferred to the new president, Lazarus Chakwera. But it took a courageous court ruling and civic action by Malawians to throw out the results of last year's 'Tippex' election. What are the lessons for the opposition in other Southern African countries?

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Knives Out: The restaurant industry fights back

Join Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung,SA.

Tony Jackman and the celebrity chefs will discuss how the restaurant and tourism industry can survive the current Covid-19 restrictions. Use the link to register for free! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/146/zynn8bw7

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Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA

A Critical Update with Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku

The discussion will focus on -the response to the surge of Covid-19, - the readiness of the Gauteng Health system - and the challenges we will face in the coming weeks and months. Registration-https://event.webinarjam.com/register/145/5v449u23

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Lockdown Outlook with Stephen McGown

Daily Maverick and KAS South Africa

Stephen McGown survived just under six years as a prisoner of al-Qaeda in the Sahara Desert in Mali.

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WEBINAR:"The Power of Human Rights and Power Politics in the UN Security Council"

WITS University,International Relations Dept and KAS South Africa

The Foreign Policy Forum: Regional Powers in Global Politics accompanies South Africa's membership in the UN Security Council during 2019-2020. It consists of a series of six roundtables each dedicated to a particular theme. The overarching topic is the role of regional powers in global affairs which is characterized by a return of great power politics and erosion of multilateralism. Each roundtable consists of a select group of local and international experts.

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The Malawi Presidential Election Decisions-a Turning Point for African Democracy?

SAIFAC and KAS South Africa

In many sub-saharan African countries, there have been increasing and sophisticated attempts by ruling elites to manipulate elections. That has severely impaired the legitimacy of resulting governments, encouraged a loss of faith in democracy and triggered political instability.

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WEBINAR INVITATION:"Risks and Rotisserie Chicken:How safe is our food during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa

The speakers will help us better understand what we know and what we still don't know about our food safety in these uncertain times.

DDP Citizens' Forum on Land Distribution

One June 1, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa hosted a citizens' forum at Diakonia to unpack the issue of land ownership and redistribution in the country. A report by DDP's Sthabiso Mdledle.

Dialogue on Faith and Economics

Market economy, social justice and faith

During Cardinal Marx's visit to Southern Africa, the Office of the Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, together with the Ecumenical Forum South Africa (EFSA) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organised a seminar on market economy, social justice and the mediating role that the Church must play between business, politics and people.

Induction Training Workshop for Promoters and Community Facilitators in Mzimba

On 9 and 10 April 2018, the induction training workshop for promoters and community facilitators took place in the Mame Motel in Mzimba with 24 participants. The aim of the workshop was to present the translated drafts of the Tumbuka versions of the Civic Awareness Materials for Community Facilitators and the Orientation Materials for Customary Land Committees to the promoters and community facilitators and to collect their contributions to the completion of the drafts.

Discourse Café with Wendy Pekeur

Struggles of the working class

“Struggles of the working class” was the theme of the third Discourse Café with Wendy Pekeur as the guest speaker, which took place on 15th May 2018 at the Stellenbosch University (SUN). The event formed part of the Discourse Café series, jointly hosted by the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute (FVZSI) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The aim of the series is to promote a culture of informed debate on various topical issues.

Beyond the Right to Life: Disability, Personhood & Participation

TAKING STOCK: DISABILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA

“Beyond the Right to Life: Disability, Personhood & Participation” was the second event of the seminar series “Taking stock: Disability & Human Rights in contemporary South Africa” held at the Stellenbosch University on 07th May 2018. The event was co-hosted by the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, the University of Stellenbosch (SU) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The seminar provided a platform to critically reflect on the situation of disabled people in South Africa.

Deadly Practices: Esidimeni and Beyond

DISABILITY & HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICA

“Deadly Practices: Esidimeni and beyond” was the title of the first event of the seminar series “Taking stock: Disability & Human Rights in contemporary South Africa” on 16th April 2018, jointly organized by the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation in collaboration with the University of Stellenbosch and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The well attended event at the University of Stellenbosch provided the audience with a platform for an informed debate about the recent Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Ubuntu Networking Breakfast

CRAFTING COMPETITIVE BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN A COMPLEX, DIGITAL AND FAST EVOLVING DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT

“Crafting competitive business strategies in a complex, digital and fast evolving South African and international environment” was the title of the keynote speech by Abdullah Hassen Verachia at the Ubuntu Networking breakfast on 19th April 2018 at the Southern Sun Hotel in New-lands. The breakfast was jointly hosted by the South African Ubuntu Foundation (SAUF) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) with the aim to provide a platform for an informed debate on the current business climate in South Africa.

DDP Civic Education Training for CSOS and Community Builders

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) held a 3-day Civic Education training in South Coast, from 3-5 April 2018. The training was attended by different organizations from the Durban region as well as Pietermaritzburg.

Intersectional Leadership: Considering South Africa's Deaf Community

DISCOURSE CAFÉ

For the second time this year the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute (FVZSI) at the Stellenbosch University (SUN) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited students and other interested listeners on 26th March 2018 to a panel discussion with the theme “Intersectional leadership: considering South Africa's Deaf Community”. The event took place on the SUN campus and formed part of the Discourse Café series, which aims to provide a platform for informed debate.

Community Awareness Outreach at Maluwa Village in Zomba, Malawi

The community outreach was aimed at boosting the knowledge in rural communities in Zomba about women’s rights to access, own, use and control land, and enhance the women’s capacity to protect and claim these rights.