Events

Forum

The Power of Human Rights and Power Politics in the UNSC

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 round tables 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 round table consists of a select group of local and international experts. In this fourth event we are discussing the role human rights are playing in the Security Council. Key questions to be discussed are: Is the UN Security Council the right place to discuss human rights issues? Should human rights issues be discussed more frequently? How to discuss human rights violations with great powers? Is there an instrumentalization of human rights for power politics?

Discussion

Are refugees unwelcome in South Africa?

Exploring the ramifications of the Refugees Amendment Act
More about the forum: South Africa is home to many refugees who are fleeing persecution and conflict in their countries of origin, predominantly coming from elsewhere in Africa.

Expert conference

FW DE KLERK FOUNDATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“SOUTH AFRICA 30 YEARS AFTER 2 FEBRUARY 1990”
The FW de Klerk Foundation - in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) - invites you to attend our Annual Conference.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh

Gangster State ‎and The Republic of Gupta
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Discussion

Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance

The Constitution @ Work
Please join us for the fourth and final of our 2019 discussion series, co-hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, our panel will unpack the implications of the proposed National Health Insurance Bill.

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.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Limpopo 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 Limpopo Branch.

Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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".

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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).

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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).