Events

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Webinar

WEBINAR INVITATION:"SEEDING THE GREAT DIVIDE"

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa
The conversation will focus on land reform and food security in South Africa.

Webinar

WEBINAR INVITATION:"THE INSIDE TRACK:A SPECIAL COVID-19 DISCUSSION"

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa
KAS South Africa is hosting its sixth webinar with Daily Maverick. The webinar will take place on 10 May, 6:00 pm. Use the following link to register for free!https://event.webinarjam.com/register/74/9v44quw7

Webinar

WEBINAR INVITATION:"THE DUAL EPIDEMICS:LOOKING AT THE OVERLAPPING AND INTERWEAVING OF HIV & COVID-19

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa
The Daily Maverick and KAS SA are hosting their fifth webinar on 7 May at 12:00pm. Use the following link to register for free https://event.webinarjam.com/register/70/gwmmkh63

Webinar

WEBINAR INVITATION:"VIRUS PROOF YOUR SMALL BUSINESS"

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa
The Daily Maverick and KAS South Africa are hosting the 4th webinar. The topic is Virus-Proof Your Small Business: How your business can survive the Covid-19 crisis. The webinar will take place on 5 May, at 12:00 pm. Use the following link to register for free! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/53/8v448uy2

Forum

CANCELLED: 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?

Discussion

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.

Expert conference

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.

Expert talk

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.

Discussion

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.

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.

Event Reports

Host City Cape Town Green Goal Progress Report

The Green Goal Progress Report is the product of a second round of KAS workshops for the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government. It monitors the timely implementation of the 41 Green Goal projects that were identified in the Green Goal Action Plan. The report shares success stories but also highlights hurdles that still need to be overcome in order to ensure an environmentally friendly World Cup.

Event Reports

Lake Kivu Consensus

An agenda for a competiveness Africa
The Lake Kivu Consensus is the fruit of debate at two meetings in Italy and Rwanda in 2008, which identified competiveness as the critical element in an African strategy to increase employment and prosperity. The document proposes actions that African states can take, together with the private sector, NGO's and aid donors, to improve the continents economic competiveness.

Event Reports

Briefing Paper: Provincial and Local Government Review

In November 2008, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) facilitated a series of workshops to discuss issues related to the functioning of provincial and local governments. The workshops were held to discuss the policy review of provincial and local governments that was announced in August 2007. The most recent occassional paper by KAS entiteled "Review of provinces and local governments in South Africa. constitutional foundations and practice" (De Villiers, ed 2008) was launched at the workshops and formed the basis for the discussions. The workshops which were held in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, attracted a wide and diverse audience from all political groupings. Representatives from all spheres of government participated. The discussions were most informative and constructive. The attached document entails a summary of the workshops discussions and outcomes.

Event Reports

Host City Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

...Greening the 2010 Fifa World Cup
The Host City Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan, launched on 17 October 2008 by Lyn Brown, Premier of the Western Cape and Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, aims to promote the hosting of an environmentally friendly Fifa World Cup that leaves a sustainable legacy. The Green Goal Action Plan with its 41 ambitious projects is the product of a workshop series, hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA).

Event Reports

South Africa: an international actor and partner for the EU

South Africa is the only African state to date to have signed a strategic Partnership Agreement with the EU. But how different is a strategic partnership from the ongoing bilateral engagements between the EU and South Africa? Romy Chevallier, researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) provides some insights.

Event Reports

The Tswalu Protocol

Principles and Guidelines for Peace-Building Missions
‘The Tswalu Protocol’ is a guide to building peace in states emerging from conflict. The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dari, Russian, Chinese, German, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, and Japanese. This Protocol articulates a consensus derived from the experience of a select group of civilian and military professionals, academics, individual organisations, concerned government departments and heads of state who have been at the epicentre of peacekeeping and peace-building missions. Recognising the ad hoc nature of international responses to armed conflict and state failure, the Protocol proposes a pragmatic and realistic approach to improving co-ordination of the international community in such missions. Instead of simply calling for more co-ordination, it offers a set of principles and practical guidelines for future peace-builders. The Protocol is a result of a series of meetings and wider consultations, evaluating the successes and failure of past peace-building missions from Afghanistan to the Balkans, Somalia to Sierra Leone. It was convened by the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation in collaboration with Danida.

Event Reports

"Egalitarian Liberalism"

by Matthias Wissing

Liberalismus und seine zukünftigen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten in Südafrika
Am 03. und 04. Oktober 2013 veranstaltete die KAS gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner, dem South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) eine Fachkonferenz, die sich mit dem Konzept des Liberalismus in Südafrika auseinandersetzte.

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

'Making Democracy Work: Comparing the South African and the German Constitution'

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Prof. Thomas von Danwitz und Justice Kate O'Regan zu Gast bei einer Veranstaltung der KAS-Südafrika
Wo gibt es Unterschiede, wo Gemeinsamkeiten in den Verfassungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Republik Südafrika? In welchem historischen Kontext sind die beiden Dokumente entstanden? Wie sieht die Verfassungswirklichkeit aus und was sind die zentralen verfassungsrechtlichen Herausforderungen in Deutschland und Südafrika? Dies waren nur einige der Fragen, die am 20. August im ehemaligen Women’s Jail in Johannesburg diskutiert wurden.

Event Reports

20 Jahre Partnerschaft in Südafrika

by Holger Dix, Marius Glitz

KAS und DDP feiern Jubiläum
Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) und das Democracy Development Programme (DDP) feierten vom 28. bis zum 30. Oktober in Durban gemeinsam mit 140 Vertretern der südafrikanischen Zivilgesellschaft das zwanzigjährige Jubiläum ihrer Partnerschaft.