Events - Foundation Office South Africa
The Midpoint Debate: Book Launch Brittle Democracies?
Comparing Politics in Anglophone Africa
Brittle Democracies? Comparing Politics in Anglophone Africa compares the democratic principles, presence and performance of ten former British Colonies across Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to see what trends are present and what challenges this subset of African democracies face
South Africa as a strategic partner for Germany?
Perspectives of the German-South African Cooperation
Germany and South Africa cooperate on a bilateral and increasingly on a multilateral level. As currently holding the presidency of the EU and AU, the last few months both governments prepared the summit of the two regional organizations originally scheduled for autumn 2020. As non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council they have collaborated to assess and resolve conflict-ridden situations. Will South Africa continue to be an important partner for Germany in solving future challenges at the global and continental level and in strengthening multilateralism?
ONLINE SEMINAR: BLACK LIVES MATTER AND POLICE BRUTALITY:WHERE TO FROM HERE?
SAIFAC AND Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa
Systemic racism and police brutality have been ongoing problems in the United States that have remained largely unaddressed despite greater attention to the issue in recent years. Since the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013, demonstrations have highlighted the murder by police of black men across America, including Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Police brutality connected to discriminatory attitudes are also problems outside of the United States. In South Africa, there is a long history of brutality by security forces. This has been heightened during the coronavirus lockdown with severe harassment experienced by non-South African residents (linked to high-levels of xenophobia) and incidents such as the murder of Collins Khoza.
The Inside Track: A Critical Conversation with Advocate Shamila Batohi
The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA
The conversation will address the war on women, gender based violence and the NDPP's experience as a woman leader within the National Prosecuting Authority.
COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence-What are the Obligations for Businesses and Universities?
SAIFAC (a Centre of the University of Johannesburg) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both a major health and economic crisis. In an attempt to curb the spread of the disease, many states implemented strict lockdown conditions, resulting in extreme social isolation for residents. Almost everyone across the country was forced to spend more time at home. In situations were there were difficult familial dynamics, conflict was exacerbated. The anxiety and stress of the lockdown also had an extremely negative impact on the mental health of individuals. All these factors worsened the risk of violence.
The Lessons from Malawi's Election for Southern Africa's Oppositions
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA and The Brenthurst Foundation hosts the third GAP online seminar
Malawi has just held a successful presidential election and power has been peacefully transferred to the new president, Lazarus Chakwera. But it took a courageous court ruling and civic action by Malawians to throw out the results of last year's 'Tippex' election. What are the lessons for the opposition in other Southern African countries?
Knives Out: The restaurant industry fights back
Join Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stifung,SA.
Tony Jackman and the celebrity chefs will discuss how the restaurant and tourism industry can survive the current Covid-19 restrictions. Use the link to register for free! https://event.webinarjam.com/register/146/zynn8bw7
Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung,SA
A Critical Update with Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku
The discussion will focus on -the response to the surge of Covid-19, - the readiness of the Gauteng Health system - and the challenges we will face in the coming weeks and months. Registration-https://event.webinarjam.com/register/145/5v449u23
Lockdown Outlook with Stephen McGown
Daily Maverick and KAS South Africa
Stephen McGown survived just under six years as a prisoner of al-Qaeda in the Sahara Desert in Mali.
WEBINAR:"The Power of Human Rights and Power Politics in the UN Security Council"
WITS University,International Relations Dept and KAS South Africa
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 roundtables 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 roundtable consists of a select group of local and international experts.
The Malawi Presidential Election Decisions-a Turning Point for African Democracy?
SAIFAC and KAS South Africa
In many sub-saharan African countries, there have been increasing and sophisticated attempts by ruling elites to manipulate elections. That has severely impaired the legitimacy of resulting governments, encouraged a loss of faith in democracy and triggered political instability.