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

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.

Event Reports

The Social and Solidarity Economy Conference Report

On the 3rd and 4th of September 2014 representatives from the government, economic sector and academic institutions gathered for a second time, on the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), to discuss and exchange ideas on the role of the social economy for South Africa’s sustainable development. Presentations and panel dis-cussions stressed questions of development, funding and the legislative framework for socially responsible corporations. Matthias Schäfer, head of the Economic Policy Department of KAS in Berlin, gave insight into the German model of the Social Market Economy.

Event Reports

Former President FW de Klerk Speech: The Future of Property Rights in South Africa

Speech of the former president, FW de Klerk, on the future of property rights in South Africa.

Event Reports

SAIIA-KAS Annual Careers Evening Report, Wits

The Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with its partner the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), hosted a careers evening to engage with students and explore on what path a Humanities Degree can lead you.

Event Reports

KAS-GPPi African Civil Society Circle Workshop Summary, 14-15 August 2014

The inaugural workshop of the African Civil Society Circle was convened on 14-15 August 2014 in Johannesburg with two main overarching goals: to strengthen the connections between think tanks and civil society organisations in Southern Africa and to develop and promote common positions on key development challenges. With these goals in mind, the group discussed and defined thematic priorities, decided on a series of initial outputs that will promote positions on key African development challenges as well as agreed on conferences and fora that the group aims to address and influence.

Event Reports

KAS-GPPi African Civil Society Workshop Report 14-15 August 2014

Over the 14 and 15 August, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) co-hosted an African Civil Society Circle workshop with its partner the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). The intention of the workshop was to expand on a new initiative to strengthen the voices of Sub-Saharan African civil society organizations in global debates and forums on development issues. In total 10 different organizations, excluding KAS and GPPi, took part in the pilot gathering of this Civil Society Circle.

Event Reports

History didn’t end in Africa

by Holger Dix

Fachkonferenz in der Villa La Collina in Cadenabbia
Die Entwicklung des afrikanischen Kontinents seit dem Fall der Berliner Mauer war das Thema einer Fachkonferenz vom 20.-23.7.2014 in der Villa La Collina in Cadenabbia, zu der die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und die südafrikanische Brenthurst Foundation eingeladen hatten. Vertreter von Regierungen, der EU, Think Tanks, Universitäten, Unternehmen, Banken und Diplomaten aus acht afrikanischen Staaten sowie aus China, Costa Rica, Großbritannien, Indien und der USA verfolgten insbesondere die Frage, welche Auswirkungen das Ende des Kalten Krieges auf die Ideologiediskussion in Afrika hatte.

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Good Public Leadership

by Marius Glitz

Die Rolle der südafrikanischen Universitäten in der Herausbildung von Führungskräften
Am 19. Juni 2014 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit der School of Public Leadership (SPL) der Universität Stellenbosch, dem Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) und dem Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute (FVZS) eine weitere Veranstaltung der Reihe “The Constitution and Good Public Leadership”. Das Arbeitsfrühstück fand in den Räumlichkeiten der SPL auf dem Universitätscampus Bellville in Kapstadt statt und beschäftigte sich mit der Rolle der südafrikanischen Universitäten in der Herausbildung gesellschaftlicher Führungskräfte.

Event Reports

Landreform und Ernährungssicherheit in Südafrika

by Jan Wilhelm Ahmling, Marius Glitz

Johannesburg, 19. – 20. Juni 2014
Das Länderprojekt der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Südafrika veranstaltete am 19. und 20. Juni 2014 gemeinsam mit der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der North-West University (NWU) ihre jährliche Konferenz zur Ernährungssicherheit, auf der vornehmlich rechtliche Fragen der Landverteilung besprochen wurden.

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Die politischen Mitspracherechte seit 1994

by Jan Wilhelm Ahmling, Marius Glitz

SAIFAC-Konferenz zu 20 Jahren Demokratie in Südafrika
Am 29. Mai 2014 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) eine Fachkonferenz über die Entwicklung der politischen Mitspracherechte in Südafrika seit dem Ende der Apartheid. Die Konferenz, die am symbolgeladenen Ort des Verfassungsgerichts stattfand, bildete einen wichtigen Bestandteil des Veranstaltungsprogramms der KAS im zwanzigsten Jubiläumsjahr der südafrikanischen Demokratie.