Events

Lecture

Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development cordially invites you to the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture with Marianne Thamm.

Book presentation

Book launch event: Election 2019 in Johannesburg

The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.

Expert talk

Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference) are hosting a dialogue with experts and leaders from both business and churches to explore how South African role players create a new "social contract" that addresses social justice alongside or with government programmes.

Discussion

Business and Human Rights Workshop

KAS/DOI Roundtable Discussion 2
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Dullah Omar Institute cordially invites you to a "Roundtable Discussion" on Business and Human Rights.

Book presentation

Book launch event: Election 2019 in Durban

The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.

Book presentation

Book launch event: Election 2019 in Cape Town

The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.

Discussion

Women and Justice

The Constitution @ Work - Breakfast Discussion Series 2019
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) invite you to the second in a series of breakfast discussions for 2019.

Workshop

NPO Succession Planing - The Role of Boards and the Art of the Ask

A workshop for NPO managers, leaders and board members.
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Expert talk

How can the African Continental Free Trade Agreement benefit all African countries?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) invites you to take part in the event with Prof Faizel Ismail.

Discussion

The Role of Community Media in Promoting Active Citizenship

Community media plays a critical role in educating citizens on many aspects of life, including democracy and nation-building. The Democracy Development Program (DDP) brings together the content executives, academics and the civil society to the 2019 inaugural media summit in Durban.

Expert talk

The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?

Many in the international community have hailed the December 2018 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the first-ever peaceful hand-over of power in the post-independence era in the DRC affected through elections. Numerous dissenting voices claim that the elections were a sham – ‘an electoral coup’ – and have only endorsed an illegitimate leadership. Who is correct?

Study and Information Program

Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Gauteng)

Opportunities for students of humanities
The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening informs learners and students what career opportunities a degree in the Humanities can open up. Students have the possibility to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarships.

Discussion

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Roelf Meyer

How State and Private Sector can change SA together
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Roelf Meyer.

Expert talk

Dangerous Aid: Humanitarians in Hostile Spaces

South Africa Israel Forum (SAIF) and KAS invites you to a talk on Dangerous Aid-Humanitarians in Hostile Spaces by Gal Lusky. Gal is an Ashoka Fellow, she works for Israel Flying Aid that brings humanitarian aid into war zones, even in places which are officially at war with Israel. The aim of the talk is to expand our understanding of the issues of humanitarian aid, refugees and geo-politics.

Discussion

Strong Cities 2030 working dinner

This roundtable discussion deals with the role of the Law in promoting sustainable urban development.

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

The Development of Values in South Africa

KAS-SAIIA Alumni and Network Dinner 2015
On the evening of the 30th of November, 20 KAS-SAIIA alumni and partners reunited at the annual alumni and network gathering. The theme for the evening was the development of values in South Africa. A dinner speech was held by Professor Hennie Kotzé, of the Centre for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Stellenbosch, focusing on the latest results of the World Values Survey 2013. A discussion followed, in which relevant issues relating to democracy, values, and politics in contemporary South Africa were raised.

Event Reports

Health Services Innovation for Africa

The Launch of Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF)
After the KAS-supported launch of the Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF), SGGF und KAS organised a conference on "Health Service Innovation for Africa" to promote the development of innovative strategies and their implementation to meet the challenges of public health care in Africa.

Event Reports

South Africa's Insurgent Citizens

DDP Public Forum
KAS partner Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted a forum on 'South Africa's Insurgent Citizens' which offered a platform to explore the rise of insurgent citizenship in South Africa given recent student protests.

Event Reports

Discourse Café 14. Oktober 2015

by Christina Teichmann

Am 14. Oktober 2015 lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner, dem Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institut zu einem Discourse Café an der Universität Stellenbosch ein. Zu Gast war dieses Mal die südafrikanische Schriftstellerin Antjie Krog, die vor allem durch ihren halbfiktionalen Roman „Country of my skull“ international bekannt wurde. Das Buch, wie auch die meisten ihrer anderen Werke, setzt sich mit der Aufarbeitung der Apartheidsgeschichte Südafrikas und der Arbeit der „Truth & Reconciliation Commission“ auseinander.

Event Reports

Alte Muster aufbrechen - Transformationsbewegungen an südafrikanischen Hochschulen

by Nancy Msibi

Das Thema "Transforming South Africa's Tertiary Institutions" stand im Mittelpunkt eines Films mit anschließender Diskussion, zu der die Konrad Adenauer Stiftung gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner Youth Lab eingeladen hatte.

Event Reports

Scaling The Social Economy for Greater Impact

Annual Conference on the social Economy
The theme for this year’s annual conference on the social economy was “scaling the social economy for greater impact”. The conference was hosted at the WITS Business School and it was co-organized by KAS, Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Wits Business School and the People Bottomline which focused on exploring the challenges related to scaling of the social economy in South Africa. Scaling is considered as one of the most antagonistic topics as far as social economy is concerned and this conference was indeed efficacious.

Event Reports

Getting Graduates to work

Redirecting South Africa's Economic Future
The 26th of August was indeed a vibrant night in the Library Auditorium of Kingsway campus at the University of Johannesburg with a policy conversation organized by Youth Lab and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). Quite a heated discussion in which the young people got to explore and brainstorm various ways graduates can access, create and own economic opportunities.

Event Reports

Where Can Your Humanities Degree Take You?

KAS-SAIIA Annual Careers Evening 2015
About 300 students attended the annual careers evening hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). A very successful occasion during which the students got the opportunity to meet and engage with very prominent speakers such as Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President of the BRICS New Development Bank, in a panel discussion.

Event Reports

"Tracking the Pulse of the People"

Value change in post-apartheid South Africa
The latest results of the World Value Survey South Africa 2013 provide a comprehensive insight into the public perception of the South African democracy. Against this background, Prof. Hennie Kotzé from Stellenbosch University presented the results during a breakfast briefing, jointly held by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) South Africa.

Event Reports

Studien- und Dialogprogramm für Vertreter von Arbeitgebern und Wissenschaft aus Südafrika

Inlandsprogramme der Adenauer-Stiftung
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ist in dieser Woche eine Delegation von Vertreter von Regierung, Unternehmen, Wissenschaft und gesellschaftlichen Organisationen aus Südafrika zu Gast in Erfurt und Berlin, um sich mit der Frage auseinanderzusetzen, wie die Sozialpartnerschaft gestärkt und eine besser Einbindung aller von den Entscheidungen betroffenen Akteure in den Entscheidungsprozess erreicht werden kann. Das Besucherprogramm wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und wird von Herrn Dr. Holger Dix, Leiter des Auslandsbüros Südafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, begleitet.