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

Brazilians at each other's throats: Lessons for South Africa about populism

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, please join SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as Professor Lyal White unpacks how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be applied to 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?

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

Forschungspartnerschaften stärken – für Innovation und nachhaltige Entwicklung

by Jonathan von Gutzeit

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

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.