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Online-Seminar

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.

Online-Seminar

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.

Discussion

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.

The 25th Anniversary of South Africa’s Historic Constitutional Transformation

Defending the Constitution and Looking to the Future

On the 6th of June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the FW de Klerk Foundation jointly hosted an evening commemoration to celebrate not only the 25th anniversary of democracy in South Africa but also the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the FW de Klerk Foundation.

Foreign Policy Forum: Leaders or Laggards? The Role of the Elective Ten in the UN Security Council

Regional Powers in Global Politics

Trump demanding America first, the British leaving the European Union, Russia annexing Crimea – we have seen multilateralism eroding and nationalism gaining strength in several regions over the last years. International institutions like the UN Security Council (UNSC) are as important as seldom before in history. The round table discussion on 15 May 2019 dealt with this crucial issue and the impact regional powers can have on it. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Canadian High Commission funded this event which forms part of a series of six roundtables. Thereby the event series accompanies South Africa´s and Germany´s membership in the UNSC in 2019-2020. In Johannesburg, local and international experts and academics discussed the challenges and opportunities which non-permanent members or Elective Ten (E10) are facing. On the one hand, some of those countries have more in common with some of the per-manent members of the UNSC (P5) than with other E10. On the other hand, the lack of ideas and constructive leadership on an international level creates possibilities for regional powers like South Africa and Germany to step in and have a positive impact.

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2019: Addressing Inequality

This year marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa's non-racial constitutional democracy. The FW de Klerk Foundation's Annual Conference took the opportunity to elaborate on one of the core principles enshrined in the preamble of the South African Constitution – to undo the injustices of the past by actively promoting equal opportunities for all South Africans irrespective of race, culture, gender or economic status quo. The conference, jointly hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), was held on 1th February 2019 in Cape Town.

National and Provincial Elections on May 8th 2019

Key questions

On the 25th of April 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChl), the Dullah Omar Institute, and the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Department of Political Studies hosted an international conference with four panel discussions focusing on key questions in the upcoming elections. The event was part of a discussion series on Good Governance, Local Governance, and Human Rights.

KAS

#AfricanDemocracy

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa

The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.

Panel Discussion: Digital Democracy vs. Digital Dictatorship

On April 17th 2019 the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in cooperation with SAIIA (South African Institute for International Affairs) and CAMM (Center for African Management and Markets) hosted a panel discussion on “Digital Democracy vs Digital Dictatorship”, discussing the use of social media and the balance between positive aspects like the ability to foster transparency between citizens and the government but also propaganda and misuse connected to social media in recent years.

CUD Roundtable Series 2019 - Nummer 1: "What Will Count in the 2019 Elections?"

On the 28th of March 2019, the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a discussion on “What will count in the 2019 elections?” in Cape Town.

Does South Africa Welcome African Refugees?

South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) a partner of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) has started a new initiative in 2019 which is funded by KAS named SAIFAC Africa Forum. This will be a se-ries of four events which will draw on the experience of South Africa and connect it with developments in a par-ticular country or group of countries.

Critical Thinking Forum on Corruption and the Failure of Governance

Critical Thinking Forum on Corruption and the failure of Governance

Partnering Think Tank for Urban Sustainability

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE PARTNERING PRACTICES

On the 19th and 20th of March 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the City of Cape Town (CoCT) and the Economic Development Partnership (EDP) hosted the workshop “Partnering Think Tank for Urban Sus-tainability” at the Holiday Inn in Cape Town.