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State Capture under Parliament's watch: Wilful blindness?

Presented in collaboration with Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG).

Please join the Parliamentary Monitoring Group and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as we host an expert panel to reflect on the implications of the Zondo Commission reports on Parliament.




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.


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"!


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

Exploring the complexities


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.’


Building capability of the state to engage non-state actors

Online Event Invitation

Who can help the state deliver effective governance?


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)


Electoral Reform

Why does it matter to the public?


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.


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.

Budget Briefing

Forum report

On the morning of 23rd April 2013, Diakonia Council of Churches and the Democracy Development Programme, with the support of the Konrad Adeauer Stiftung, hosted a briefing aimed at informing citizens and particularly civil society organisations about the 2013/2014 eThekwini municipality budget. The budget was presented by Krish Kumar, the Deputy City Manager: Treasury and Finance for the City of Durban, and the respondent for the day was Roy Chetty, a civil society activist.

Second Annual Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

Aufruf zur Förderung einer aktiven Bürgergesellschaft in Südafrika

Am 26. April 2013 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit dem Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Political Leadership an der Universität Stellenbosch die jährliche Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture, einen Festvortrag zum Gedenken an den gleichnamigen im Jahr 2000 verstorbenen, südafrikanischen Politiker, Sozialwissenschaftler und Verfechter demokratischer Werte.

Aufgewachsen in einem “Apartheid-Museum”

Jugend und Versöhnung in Südafrika

Das KAS-Länderprojekt Südafrika nimmt das stiftungsübergreifende Jahresmotiv 2013 „Perspektiven der Jugend“ zum Anlass, eine Reihe von Informationsseminaren zum aktuellen South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) zu veranstalten.

The state of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal

The Democracy Development Programme (DDP), a long term partner of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), wrapped up its 2012 political forums by partnering with local radio station Gagasi FM to host a public panel discussion on the recent spate of political killings and violence in KwaZulu-Natal on the 19th November, 2012 at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.

The Responsibility to Protect: From Evasive to Reluctant Action?

The Role of Global Middle Powers

In this publication, researchers from leading think-tanks in the four GIBSA countries present a variety of viewpoints on Right to Protect "R2P". While the GIBSA countries demonstrate widespread support for R2P, there is no single overriding position. Many of their official standings mirror the arguments on R2P in the global discourse. The publication aims to stimulate new thinking and to nurture a common understanding of the use and limitations of R2P. This discussion is urgently needed given that many internal conflicts are still being waged that put civilian populations at risk.

The Responsibility to Protect

Views from South Africa, Brazil, India and Germany

In light of the intervention in Libya and the crisis in Syria, several states are reflecting on their positions on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). As a reaction to the on-going debate, a dialogue meeting was held in Pretoria on 7 June. Researchers, students and government representatives from India, Brazil, South Africa and Germany discussed the concept of R2P, including its various interpretations, applications and shortcomings – and the way forward.

Ethics, Education and Economy

Challenges and new directions

"Ethics, Education and Economy: Challenges and new directions” was the title of a conference organised by Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with St. Augustine College, held at the College’s auditorium in Johannesburg on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2012. The conference was the third of a series that focuses on challenges to the economic system in South Africa.

Two events, many anniversaries


Four anniversaries in total were commemorated in two separate KAS events, one held in Johannesburg on May 15th 2012, the other in Cape Town on May 17th.

Forschungspartnerschaften stärken – für Innovation und nachhaltige Entwicklung

Deutsch-Südafrikanisches Jahr der Wissenschaft 2012/2013

„Unser Ziel ist es, globale Verantwortung zu tragen und nachhaltigen Innovationen den Weg zu bereiten“ – Prof. Dr. Annette Schavan, aus ihrer Eröffnungsrede zum Deutsch-Südafrikanischen Wissenschaftsjahr am 16.04.2012 in Kapstadt. Ein Bericht von Jonathan von Gutzeit, Intern im KAS-Büro Kapstadt

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.