Events

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HANDS OFF OUR GRANTS

DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO SOCIAL PROTECTION

Join Daily Maverick Assistant Editor Marianne Thamm, public interest investigator Craig Mckune and Lynette Maart as they unpack this story of grit, dedication and collective victory in achieving social justice for those affected by irregular, fraudulent and unlawful deductions from social grants.

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STREAMING of the EPP Congress in Rotterdam

June 1st

On the sidelines of the 2022 EPP (European People’s Party) Congress in Rotterdam, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin and Brussels is offering a digital format "live-on-tape"!

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Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on the Young Women Subject:

Exploring the complexities

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Perspectives on The State Capture Report

Presented in collaboration with The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law

The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (a centre of the University of Johannesburg) in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung would like to invite you to an online panel discussion titled: ‘Perspectives on The State Capture Report.’

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Building capability of the state to engage non-state actors

Online Event Invitation

Who can help the state deliver effective governance?

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In the Throes of "the People": The Populist Challenge to South African Courts

An online event invitation

"The danger of populism, as we have seen, is that it pits 'the people' against independent, democratic and constitutional institutions to cultivate a negative public sentiment about them" (Dan Mafora)

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Electoral Reform

Why does it matter to the public?

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Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

with Adv. Shamila Batohi

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), Prof Wim de Villiers, cordially invites you to the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture of the Centre for Student Leadership, Experiential Education & Citizenship.

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Whites and Democracy in South Africa

A virtual book launch of the book by Roger Southall

Please join us for a virtual book launch and conversation with Roger Southall, Joanne Joseph and Christi van der Westhuizen.

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​​​​​​​What Does Putin's Ukraine Gamble Change?

An exclusive Daily Maverick live webinar supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Join KAS South Africa in collaboration with Daily Maverick and our esteemed panellists for this cutting edge and informative discussion titled: ​​​​​​​"What Does Putin's Ukraine Gamble Change?"

The African Continental free trade agreement (AfCFTA): An enabler, not a deliverer

SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Prof Faizel Ismail

“…It is not trade and free-trade agreements that raise incomes, but the good-will and solidarity of the participating parties…”

Women and Justice

The Constitution @ Work - Breakfast Discussion Series 2 2019

On 28 August 2019, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) held another breakfast discussion as part of its Constitution @ Work series, presented in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). This breakfast was held in commemoration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, which is celebrated in August annually.

Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Tim Hughes

On September 17th, 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Mountain Club of South Africa invited Tim Hughes as a keynote speaker on the subject of corporate diplomacy. During his speech he pointed out how multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly influence individual lives and political power.

Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

With Marianne Thamm

To commemorate Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, the FVZS Institute annually hosts an honorary lecture to honour his ideals and discuss current challenges. On the 19th of August, Marianne Thamm was invited as the keynote speaker on the topic Navigating your way in a world filled with untruths. The event was co-hosted and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a long-time partner of the Institute.

Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban and Cape Town

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) partnering with various civil society organisations such as Diakonia, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Africa Unite and other; held a second annual social cohesion conference in Durban and Cape Town.

Constitutional Court Review 2019

On 29 and 30 August, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) hosted the annual seminar for the authors and editors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal. The aim of the seminar is to give authors platform to present their papers to their peers and editors and to get feedback before submitting their final drafts. The journal is an open-source publication which is devoted to analyzing the work of the South African Constitutional Court in the year preceding publication. The seminar was funded by KAS.

Dialogue on Faith and Economics with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) - Mthatha

Municipal Stakeholders Cooperation Workshop: Partnerships to implement the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) – The role of churches and faith communities

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 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) hosted 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.

Book Launch in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town: Election 2019

The brand-new key reference work on the South Africa election, titled “Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Dr. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Prof. Roger Southall, is now out in the bookstores. The book provides an indepth analysis of the 2019 elections. The contributors are well respected experts in their own right, some of whom have contributed chapters to the previous books on elections. During the week of 19th-23rd August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), hosted book launches in cooperation with Jacana Media, Exclusive Books and Ike’s Books and Collectables where some authors presented their chapters and engaged with the audience.

Re-Imagining Public Accountability

Local Government Roundtable

Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Afesis-corplan in partnership with Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Social Action (PACSA) hosted a civil society roundtable in Pietermaritzburg on the 28-29 August 2019, to reflect on the state of Public Accountability in Local Government.

"Community Media Needs to Strengthen Its Relationship with Civil Society and Communities"

The Democracy Development Programme and KAS held an Inaugural Media Summit aimed at enhancing and strengthening existing relationship between community media, civil society and communities; through long term solutions. This comes after an observation of detachment of community media from its civil society allies.