Events

Forum

The Power of Human Rights and Power Politics in the UNSC

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 round tables 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 round table consists of a select group of local and international experts. In this fourth event we are discussing the role human rights are playing in the Security Council. Key questions to be discussed are: Is the UN Security Council the right place to discuss human rights issues? Should human rights issues be discussed more frequently? How to discuss human rights violations with great powers? Is there an instrumentalization of human rights for power politics?

Discussion

Are refugees unwelcome in South Africa?

Exploring the ramifications of the Refugees Amendment Act
More about the forum: South Africa is home to many refugees who are fleeing persecution and conflict in their countries of origin, predominantly coming from elsewhere in Africa.

Expert conference

FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“SOUTH AFRICA 30 YEARS AFTER 2 FEBRUARY 1990”
The FW de Klerk Foundation - in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) - invites you to attend our Annual Conference.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh

Gangster State ‎and The Republic of Gupta
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Discussion

Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance

The Constitution @ Work
Please join us for the fourth and final of our 2019 discussion series, co-hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, our panel will unpack the implications of the proposed National Health Insurance Bill.

Expert conference

International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) and the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL) would like to invite you to attend this conference.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Limpopo branch of the public protector (PP)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targets investigators of the PP Limpopo Branch.

Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.