Events

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WEBINAR INVITATION:"Risks and Rotisserie Chicken:How safe is our food during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Daily Maverick and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa

The speakers will help us better understand what we know and what we still don't know about our food safety in these uncertain times.

SA UBUNTU Networking Breakfast with Bonang Mohale

Business Unusual: The role of Business post Zuma

On the 5th of April 2019 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation hosted the Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with guest speaker Bonang Mohale.

Launch of the Annual Human Rights Report Card 2018

The current Status Quo of Human Rights in South Africa

Pre-Election-Talks

Panel Discussions in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

On 8th May South Africans will be going to the polls to vote in the sixth democratic elections. Therefore, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a series of Pre-Election Talks in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2019.

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Albie Sachs

Working with Cyril and Madiba

On the 22nd of February 2019 Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation hosted the Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with guest speaker Justice Albie Sachs at the Atlantic Imbizo Conference Centre in Cape Town.

KAS-SAIIA Scholar Lunch

On March 1, the annual gathering at the beginning of the new academic year took place to introduce our new KAS-SAIIA scholars to the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.

Unpacking #SONA2019

Discussion with political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi about the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019

Renowned political analyst and research fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation, Aubrey Matshiqi led a public discussion with the civil society and citizens on the contents of the 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA) at Elangeni Hotel in Durban on the 19th of February 2019.

Book reading: Getting it Right; A new economy for South Africa

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the South African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) hosted a book reading of Getting It Right: A New Economy for South Africa.

Public Procurement Law Training, North West

Training for the Northern Cape branch of the Public Protector (PP)

In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targeted officers of the Public Protector of the North West branch.

Orientation training workshop for traditional leaders in Malemia

On 1st and 2nd of November 2018, another workshop for traditional leaders of the Traditional Authority Malemia took place in Zomba, Malawi. For two days, 62 participants were introduced to the new land law in Malawi. The workshop was financed by KAS and carried out in cooperation with the organisation partners Women's Legal Resources Center (WoLREC) and LandNet Malawi.

Release of the Afrobarometer Survey Results 2018 in Johannesburg

On the 13th of November 2018, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), the Afrobarometer Network and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted the release of the Afrobarometer Survey Round 7 results of South Africans’ perceptions on land redistribution. At Crowne Plaza in Johannesburg, more than 50 participants representing the academia, media and civil society came together for this event.