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

International Conference on The “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework

Charting a Future or Taking the Wrong Turn for Business and Human Rights?
Auf Initiative der KAS Südafrika, des SAIFAC sowie der Universität Hong Kong kamen am 23. und 24. Januar 2012 rund 100 internationale Akademiker, Praktiker und Studenten der Rechtswissenschaften im Auditorium des Constitutional Courts Johannesburg zusammen und gingen in Präsentationen, Vorträgen und Diskussionen der Frage nach, welche Rolle die vom UN-Sonderbeauftragten für Menschenrechte John Ruggie verfassten Berichte zum besseren Menschenrechtsschutz in der Zukunft des internationalen Rechts spielen können und sollten.

Event Reports

KAS zeigt Präsenz beim Umweltgipfel COP17 in Durban

by Christina Teichmann

Präsenz zeigte die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) während des Umweltgipfels COP17 in Durban gleich mit drei Veranstaltungen, die allesamt in Kooperation mit dem langjährigen KAS-Partner Democracy Development Programme (DDP) sowie der Umweltinitiative Climate Smart Cape Town (CSCT)organisiert und durchgeführt wurden.

Event Reports

Besuch bei der Okumhlope High School in KwaZulu Natal

Ein Bericht von Sina Hener
Am 9. Dezember 2011 war es endlich soweit: Ich habe zum ersten Mal die Okumhlope High School (OHS) in KwaZulu Natal, Südafrika besuchen dürfen. Nachdem das Projekt „EinStein für Afrika“ nun fast zwei Jahre existiert und schon zum zweiten Mal ein beachtlicher Betrag von 3600 Euro vom Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium in Ravensburg für die OHS gesammelt wurde, konnte ich dieses Jahr das Geld persönlich übergeben. Meine Anwesenheit bei der Geldübergabe war deshalb möglich, weil ich im Esimphiwe Baby Home in Richmond in der Provinz KwaZulu Natal ein freiwilliges Soziales Jahr ableiste.

Event Reports

Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries

Experiences and Insights from Host Cities in South Africa, India and Brazil
How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? Based on three country case studies the authors analyze challenges and opportunities that come with such events. The aim of the manual is to assist future host cities, particularly in a developing country context, and promote the hosting of such events in an environmentally as well as economically and socially sustainable manner.

Event Reports

The emerging multilayered security architecture: German and South African perspectives on regional and global governance

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with its partners, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies hosted a series of conference on the German and South African non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council. The last workshop on the emerging multilayered security architecture was organized by the HSS and ISS. The conference report is now available online.

Event Reports

Welches Wirtschaftssystem für Südafrika?

by Werner Böhler

Sechs Experten informieren sich in Deutschland zum Thema Soziale Marktwirtschaft
Als regionale wirtschaftliche Führungsmacht sowie Mitglied der G 20 und der BRICS-Staaten hat Südafrika eine besondere Verantwortung gegenüber den übrigen Ländern Subsahara-Afrikas und weltweit. Politische und wirtschaftliche Stabilität sind eine wichtige Voraussetzung, um dieser Rolle gerecht zu werden. Obwohl das Land die jüngste globale Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise relativ gut überstanden hat, gibt es eine andauernde Debatte über das künftige Wirtschaftssystem.

Event Reports

Der arabische Frühling

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

KAS-SAIIA ALUMNI DISKUTIEREN ÜBER DIE UMBRÜCHE IM NAHEN OSTEN UND NORDAFRIKA
Der arabische Frühling hält die Welt seit Dezember 2010 im Atem. Bislang haben die Aufstände im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika zu Regiemumstürzen in Tunesien und Ägypten geführt. In Libyen hat nach dem Tod von Muammar al-Gaddafi der Nationale Übergangsrat die politische Macht übernommen. Das fünfte „KAS-SAIIA Alumni Dinner“ wurde zum Anlass genommen, die Umbrüche in der arabischen Welt zu diskutieren. Ein Beitrag von Jennifer Schuster.

Event Reports

KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2011

The purpose of the 2011 SAIIA/KAS Careers Evening, that took place on 28th September at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, was to provide a platform for postgraduate university students in the studies of International Relations, Economics, Law and Journalism to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available to them. The event included a careers exhibition, followed by a panel of speakers from the selected sectors, who discussed their individual career paths and provided useful advice.

Event Reports

Supporting Government Policy Making: Sharing South African and German Think Tank Experience

Conference Report
South Africa and Germany have a well developed think tank community, ranking among the best in their respective regions. They can play a key role as ‘analysis channels’ in assisting their governments in their global roles. The 21st century global environment, however, requires think tanks to focus and evaluate constantly how relevant their work is for policy makers. Therefore KAS with its partner SAIIA, supported by the ISS, HSS and the German Embassy, convened a workshop with representatives from German and South African think tanks, journalists and government representatives.

Event Reports

Summer Academy Southern Africa

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

Unter dem Titel "Preparing the Party for Election Campaigns" nahmen 18 Nachwuchspolitiker aus Südafrika, Simbabwe, Malawi, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, Mosambik und Namibia an der diesjaehrigen Summer Academy Southern Africa (SASA) der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Johannesburg teil. Eine Woche lang tauschten die Nachwuchspolitiker Erfahrungen und Informationen aus und erlernten neue Strategien für erfolgreiches Wahlkampfmanagement.