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

Renewable Energy and Community Impacts

Research methods and solutions to climate change
Research methods and solution strategies for climate change mitigation, adaptation and low carbon development were addressed at the workshop that was jointly held by the Mandela Institute and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation South Africa. The discourse highlighted challenges due to global climate change and urged for greater responsibility in addressing the consequences thereof. The research approach introduced by the Mandela Institute seeks to contribute knowledge on how renewable energies could contribute to sustainable development, as well as to the needs of local communities.

Event Reports

South Africa’s political development since 1990

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa
Prof. Dr. Neuss opened the on “‚25 years since 2 February 1990: a Quarter Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy” which was hosted by FW de Klerk Foundation and funded by KAS. High profile speakers like Former President of SA and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mr FW de Klerk and Former President of South Africa Mr Kgalema Motlanthe delivered speeches.

Event Reports

Exploring Rainbow Nation

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa
Looking forward to her eight-day South African journey Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss said: „I have been wishing to travelling to South Africa for a very long time, I am curious especially about the social coexistence of its people and the developments since the end of Apartheid. Many love this beautiful country and of course I want to see it, too.”

Event Reports

KAS goes green

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss inaugurates KAS South Africa’s solar system in Johannesburg.
KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss inaugurates KAS South Africa’s solar system in Johannesburg.

Event Reports

Die Rolle von Sozialpartnerschaften und Innovation im Kampf gegen Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Südafrika

Die Rolle von Sozialpartnerschaften und Innovation im Kampf gegen die hohe Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Südafrika stand im Fokus einer Diskussion, die die KAS in Kooperation mit dem Mail & Guardian, der National Planning Commission (NPC) und der Deutschen Botschaft organisierte. Arbeitsmarktexperten und Vertreter innovativer Beschäftigungsinitiativen waren eingeladen, ihre Expertise und Erfahrungen vorzustellen und auszutauschen.

Event Reports

Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Scoping workshop

"Green Economy"- The KAS cooperated with the Mandela Institute of the Wits University Johannesburg on an expert-workshop concerning possible modern energy sources and their benefit and impact on South Africas planned green economy.Here you will find the background paper with essential information concerning the topic the Mandela Institute provided the workshop participants with.

Event Reports

Alumni-Day

by Maren Gebel

The KAS hosted this year an event for their Alumni. We spent a full day with our Alumni starting at OR Tambo to learn more about Lufthansa's A 380. The event will end with a dinner with Pieter Cronje (Communicationexpert) as guest speaker.Here you find pictures of our event and a copy of the very interesting speech of Mr. Cronje.

Event Reports

Water Workshop

by Maren Gebel

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung supported a two day water-awareness workshop hosted by the Center for Environmental Rights (CER) in cooperation with GroundTruth that took place from 20-21 October 2014 in the North-West Province.

Event Reports

"Wir fordern, was uns gehört" - Buchkritik

Lehren aus der südafrikanischen Landreform
Bernadette Atuahene hat mit ihrem Buch „We Want What's Ours“ die erste Phase der Landreform zwischen 1994 und 2008 in Südafrika in über 150 Interviews evaluiert und ein international anwendbares Konzept der Wiederherstellung von Recht und Würde nach Zwangsenteignung durch den Staat geschaffen. Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat mit Frau Atuahene Buchpräsentationen in Johannesburg, Durban, Kapstadt und Pretoria organisiert und finanziert.

Event Reports

The Social and Solidarity Economy - A pathway to Socially Sustainable Development

Bericht zum Kolloquium
Am 3. und 4. September 2014 trafen sich auf Einladung der KAS bereits zum zweiten Mal Vertreter von Regierung, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, um sich über die Rolle der Sozialwirtschaft für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Südafrika auszutauschen und zu diskutieren. In Vorträgen und Podiumsdiskussionen fand eine rege Auseinandersetzung mit Fragen zur Förderung, Finanzierung und dem rechtlichen Rahmen für sozial verantwortungsvolle Unternehmen statt.