Events - South Africa Office
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Sensitization training workshop for traditional leaders on land ownership rights for women
Eine Welt ohne Hunger: Aktivitäten in Zomba (Malawi)
The workshop trained traditional leaders on the legal and statutory instruments for women’s land ownership rights in Malawi.
First community awareness outreach on land ownership and land-use rights for women in Zimbabwe
One World-No Hunger: first community awareness outreach in Zimbabwe-Midlands
This was the first community awareness-raising event in Zimbabwe.
Youth Employment Enterprise & Skills-Summit
Youth Employment Enterprise & Skills-Summit
The conference targeted the high youth unemployment rate South Africa and aimed at not only the identification of its major causes but also at the development of doable solutions to deal with the problem on the local level in Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape). The conference brought together unemployed youths, prospective employers and civil society organizations which assist the youths to find employment to exchange information on ways to deal with youth unemployment.
The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference
The Constitution and Governance - At Another Crossroad
The annual conference series aims to highlight and discuss topical issues that are pertinent to South Africa's young constitutional democracy. High profile speakers share their insights regarding the country's political and economic future.
Das COP22-Abkommen: Auswirkungen und Möglichkeiten für Afrika
Klimawandel als Entwicklungs- und nicht Umweltthematik
Die alljährliche Klimakonferenz des UN-FCCC begann am Freitag, 18. November 2016. Die teilnehmenden Regierungen versuchten dort gemeinsam mit Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft eine praktikable Umsetzung des Pariser Abkommens zu erarbeiten. Überschattet wurden die Gespräche von der Wahl Donald Trumps zum Präsidenten der USA. Das Land ist eines derjenigen, welches am meisten CO2 ausstößt, ob sich die Weltgemeinschaft im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel unter einem Präsidenten Trump jedoch weiterhin auf die USA als Partner verlassen kann, bleibt ungewiss.
Breakfast Discussion 2016: Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa
“Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa” was the theme of a breakfast discussion, which took place on 5th October 2016 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town. The event formed part of a breakfast discussion series, jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at the University of Stellenbosch with the financial support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).
Local Government Innovation Knowledge-Sharing Conference
Water- and Waste Management
“Local Government Innovation Knowledge Sharing Conference” was the title of a conference, which was held on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at the Office of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Cape Town. The aim of the conference, funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and jointly hosted by the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, SALGA and the Institute for Future Research (IFR), was to share knowledge, innovative ideas and best practice examples regarding sustainable Water- and Waste Management Systems between municipalities across South Africa.
Awards Evening: "Resisting Injustice"
The White Rose Art and Writing Project
In the context of the "White Rose Art Project," the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited high school learners, parents, and teachers on 18 August to take part in the opening of the exhibition that showcased the students’ artworks. Through exposure to the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, the project encouraged students from grade nine to twelve from schools all over the Western Cape to share their thoughts in form of poems or paintings regarding injustice in society.
Youth Dialogue in Bellville
The Importance of Active Citizenship
The event organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) brought together grade eleven and twelve learners from six different Western Cape High Schools to discuss young people’s concerns and political views. The aim of the discussion was to raise awareness for the need to become active citizens, social entrepreneurs and generally become more involved in the community.
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.
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