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.

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.

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

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.

UBUNTU LUNCH WITH FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK

“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.

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

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.

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.

Governing Water Resources in a Time of Drought

Policy Solutions for National and International Water Regimes

South Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought in many years, yet our political and econonmic challenges are still taking precedence. With this backdrop, KAS, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), invited water experts and practitioners to a workshop on the topic 'Governing water resources in a time of drought'

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.

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.

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.

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.