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.

DDP and UKZN Local Government Conference 2018

The case of Subnational Government and Vision 2030

Democracy Development Program (DDP) in partnership with the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted the 8th Annual Local Government Conference, focusing on “Sub-National Government Vision 2030” at Elangeni Hotel in Durban on the 21-22 November 2018.

Leadership lessons from the KPMG intriguing story

SA Ubuntu Business Breakfast with Prof. Wiseman Nkuhlu

On 23rd of November 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation (SAUF) hosted the Ubuntu Business and Networking Breakfast on the topic “Leadership lessons from the KPMG intriguing story” at the Cullinan Hotel Southern Sun in Cape Town.

Citizen Activism and Political Accountability

How citizens have continued to mobilize themselves in holding political leaders accountable

On 14th November 2018, Democracy Development Program (DDP) in corperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted a Public Forum to unpack the issue of Citizen Activism and Political Accountability in Durban.

The Loss of Civility in Discourse

4th KAS/CUD Roundtable Discussion 2018

On 14 November 2018, the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) jointly hosted the fourth and last roundtable discussion of this year's series at the Protea Fire and Ice Hotel in Cape Town. The discussion focused on the topic ‘The Loss of Civility in Discourse’ with Professor Mills Soko, former Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business, as the guest speaker.

KAS-SAIIA Alumni and Networking Dinner 2018

On November 8, 2018 the annual dinner with our KAS-SAIIA scholars and alumni was hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa with our long-time partner - South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA). At the exquisite venue of Clico Hotel Rosebank in Johannesburg, 17 scholars of many generations came together with the staff of KAS and SAIIA for this highly anticipated event of the year.

Orientation training workshop for traditional leaders from Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba (Malawi)

On 30 and 31 October 2018, another workshop for traditional leaders of the Traditional Authority Mlumbe took place in Zomba, Malawi. For two days, 75 participants were introduced to the new land law in Malawi. The workshop was financed by the KAS and carried out in cooperation with the organisation partners of the National Association of Smallholder Famers of Malawi (NASFAM) and LandNet Malawi. In addition, the workshop was accompanied by the community radio station "Chanco".

Russia, Ukraine and Hybrid Warfare

Speakers Meeting with Dr. Eugene Czolij

On 30th October 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the Western Cape branch of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA WC) hosted a Speakers Meeting at the SA Mountain Club in Cape Town on the topic: “Russia, Ukraine and Hybrid Warfare” with Dr. Eugene Czolij, President of the Ukrainian World Congress, as the guest speaker and Dr. Sara Pienaar, former National Director of SAIIA, as the respondent.

Release of the Afrobarometer Survey Results 2018 in Cape Town

South Africans' perceptions on Elections, Political Parties and the IEC

On the 30th October 2018, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), the Afrobarometer Network and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted the release of the Afrobarometer Survey results 2018 on South Africans’ perceptions on elections, political parties and their trust in the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The State we are in: Discussion about the Venezuela's approach to the land question

On the 11th of October, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa and the University of Pretoria hosted a seminar with the topic “The state we are in: Discussing Venezuela’s approach to the land question”. The presentations were delivered by two Venezuelan Members of Parliament: Miguel Pizarro and Dr. José Manuel Olivares of Primero Justicia. Venezuela has been going through one of the biggest man-made economic crisis in Latin America since the misled socialist politics of President Hugo Chavez, which includes land expropriation without compensation. At the same time in South Africa the topic of land expropriation without compensation is highly debated. The seminar facilitated a conversation between the two Venezuelans politicians and the delegates, most of whom were students and lecturers.

New or False Dawn: Dreaming a New South Africa into being

KAS/Ubuntu Breakfast Discussion Series with Aubrey Matshiqi

“New or False Dawn: Dreaming a New South Africa into being” was the title of the keynote speech by renowned Political Analyst Aubrey Matshiqi at the Ubuntu Business Breakfast at the One&Only Hotel in Cape Town on 19th October 2018. The breakfast was jointly hosted by the South African Ubuntu Foundation (SAUF) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).