Events

Expert talk

National Church Leaders Consultation (NCLC)

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Most Reverend Archbishop Makgoba (Archbishop of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa) are hosting a consultation with all major South African faith and church leaders.

Discussion

The Constitution @ Work: Breakfast Discussion Series 2019

Join us for the third in a series of breakfast discussions for 2019, hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On October 29, the discussion will evolve around the topic “Unpacking the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture: The Pros and the Cons”.

Forum

DDP Public Forum

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Democracy Development Program invites you to a public forum to engage on the Economic Policy document released for public comment by Treasury.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will open the floor for Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng.

Expert talk

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, we invite you to join the Speakers Meeting hosted by the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Prof Lyal White will unpack how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be anticipated for South Africa.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Mpumalanga 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 Mpumalanga Branch.

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.
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Discussion

Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?

Roundtable Discussion
On October 17, 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and KAS will be hosting the third roundtable discussion, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A round. Our three speakers will be discussing hate speech as a topic of growing importance in the age of social media as well as implications for the South African government and society.

Expert conference

Strong Cities 2030 Conference 2019

Innovative approaches to overcome urban inequality
The Conference, jointly hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the City of Johannesburg will focus on the theme “Inequality” and explore innovative approaches on how to overcome inequality in terms of spatial planning, modes of transport, economic opportunities and city governance.

Expert talk

South Africa's Presidency of the UN Security Council: Perspectives, Challenges and Limitations

The Department of International Relations at Wits University is South Africa's leading institute in research and teaching African international affairs. 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 characterised by a return of great power politics and erosion of multilateralism.

Symposium

Symposium on catalysing indigenous languages

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, University of Limpopo and Indigenous Language Action Forum invites you to a symposium on Catalysing Indigenous Languages.

Study and Information Program

Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Western Cape)

The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening is a platform for learners and students to exchange, to network and to explore possible career opportunities in the political field. Participants get the chance to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarship programmes.

Forum

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019

Cape Town
Together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invites you to join the 2nd Annual Social Cohesion Conference.

Lecture

Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
Tim Hughes is an internationally renowned expert on global economy and international relations and a successful book author. On the 17th of September, 2019, he will provide the audience with insights on corporate diplomacy and its challenges.

Expert conference

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019

Durban
Together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invites you to join the 2nd Annual Social Cohesion Conference.

Event Reports

Delegation aus Südafrika setzt sich mit Erinnerungskultur auseinander

Eine Delegation aus Südafrika besuchte vom 25.09. bis 01.10.2016 Berlin, Potsdam und Sachsenhausen. Die während des Studien- und Dialogprogramms erworbenen Erfahrungen sollen später in Bildungsveranstaltungen an Universitäten sowie im Rahmen von Dialogprogrammen und Seminaren der teilnehmenden KAS-Partnerorganisationen in Südafrika eingebracht werden. "Ernsthaftigkeit und Offenheit in Deutschland sind beeindruckend", so Gavin Morris, Leiter des Jüdischen Museums in Kapstadt.

Event Reports

Discourse Café with Prof. Rachel Jafta on Social Innovation

Business Solutions for Social Problems
The well-proven Discourse Café series organised by the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute and supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) provided a platform for Prof. Rachel Jafta, social entrepreneur and Associate Professor at the Economics Department at the University of Stellenbosch, to engage with young people and give them advice on how to solve social problems by using business skills.

Event Reports

Demokratien unter Druck und die Herausforderungen der Parteienzusammenarbeit

Mitarbeiterkonferenz des Teams Afrika südlich der Sahara in Kapstadt
Vom 24. bis zum 28. Oktober 2016 fand in Kapstadt (Südafrika) die Mitarbeiterkonferenz des Teams Afrika südlich der Sahara unter dem Thema "Demokratien unter Druck und die Herausforderungen der Parteienzusammenarbeit“ unter Anwesenheit von Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, Stellv. Generalsekretär der KAS, sowie Günter Nooke, Afrikabeauftragter der Bundeskanzlerin und des BMZ, statt. Die Gespräche im Rahmen der MAK wurden durch die Teilnahme der Staatspräsidenten a.D. Motlanthe und de Klerk sowie des Erzbischofs von Kapstadt bereichert.

Event Reports

Ein Tor für die Umwelt!

by Christina Teichmann

Erstes klimaneutrales Handballturnier in Kapstadt
Wie gut sich Sport eignet, um wichtige Themen wie Umwelt-und Klimaschutz einem jungen Publikum zu vermitteln, zeigte das erste klimaneutrale Handballturnier in Kapstadt, das die KAS in Kooperation mit ihrem Partner Play Handball ZA und dem Deutschen Handballbund (DHB) ausrichtete.

Event Reports

Symposium: New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism

Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts
The symposium examined whether and the extent to which constitutional and other rights-based approaches, including international and regional human rights, promote environmental protection.

Event Reports

UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

by Tilmann Feltes

Post-COP21 Expert Roundtable-Discussion
The Roundtable discussion reflected in an interdisciplinary manner on the COP21 Paris Agreement and particularly what challenges and opportunities arise from the Agreement and how law, politics, finance and related mechanisms can further climate change justice ahead and enfold protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable.

Event Reports

UBUNTU LUNCH WITH FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK

by Hannah Gauss

“Drawing on the past to build a future inclusive and united South Africa”
South Africa is currently under rising pressure from the economic, social and political sphere. Social movements, made up especially of young South Africans that are spilling from social media platforms into the streets demand affordable education and hold their political leaders to account. At the same time the Rand remains at a low of R15 to the US Dollar – a good point to evaluate how far South Africa has come in the past two decades and what direction it may take in the near future.

Event Reports

A Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels and Bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Tilmann Feltes

Inter-Disciplinary Experts Group Meeting
The expert workshop organized by the University of Stellenbosch Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP) and supported by KAS focused on the scientific, political and legal aspects of sustainable biofuels and bioenergy for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Event Reports

Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa

Mail&Guardian Critical Thinking Forum
The question “What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?” was the focus of the Mail and Guardian Critical Thinking Forum on Wednesday, 3 December, organized in collaboration with KAS.

Event Reports

Die Entwicklung von Werten in Südafrika

by Tilmann Feltes

Eine Diskussion mit Schülern der Deutschen Schule Johannesburg
KAS und die Deutsche Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) organisierten eine Diskussion über die Entwicklung demokratischer Werte in Südafrika. Die Schüler nutzten dabei die Gelegenheit kritisch zu debattieren sowie die Arbeit der KAS kennenzulernen.