DDP Civic Education Training for CSOs and Community Builders

As part of it 2018 themed year, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) holds a 3-day Civic Education training in South Coast, from 3-5 April 2018.


Discourse Café with Modiegi Njeyiyana

Intersectional leadership: considering South Africa's Deaf Community

Join us for our second Discourse Café where we have the pleasure of engaging with Stellenbosch University's first deaf lecturer - Modiegi Njeyiyana.


Managing Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa: The Developmental Approach

Speaker's meeting

Join us for a Speaker's meeting with Miranda Madikane and Sibusiso Nkomo hosted by The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Western Cape Branch, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).


Constitutional Rights

Human Rights Report Card 2018 Launch

Join us for the launch of the Centre for Constitutional Rights’ (CFCR) flagship publication, the Human Rights Report Card. The launch event is hosted in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS).


DDP Citizen Dialogue

Join a robust conversation with other citizens in KwaZulu-Natal to connect around a common purpose about the work that the people need to do and to think about what citizens can do together that they cannot do alone.


Onward to Elections 2019

The politics of Nelson Mandela Bay

Join us for a discussion on Onward to Elections 2019 organised by CANRAD and the Political and Conflict Studies Department at the Nelson Mandela University, in cooperation with KAS. Please RSVP


Together for Justice


Join us for a discussion on the topic "Together for Justice" organized by the South African Council of Churches, Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, Desmond Tutu Centre and in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.


Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue

The aim of the workshop is to eradicate xenophobia and promote social cohesion by strengthening conflict resolution skills of community leaders, improve liaison with Government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.


Public Political Forum with Aubrey Matshiqi

Together with internationally acknowledged and acclaimed political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi we discussed the challenges of the new president Cyril Ramaphosa and what it means for ordinary South Africans and civil society.


Human Rights and Governance Implications of the Water Crisis in the City of Cape Town

Roundtable Discussion

The Dullah Omar Institute University of the Western Cape in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation invites you to a Roundtable Discussion on Human rights and governance implications of the Water Crisis in the City of Cape Town.

Gangster State and the Republic of Gupta

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh

The networking breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh on 06 December 2019 took place under the title “Gangster State and the Republic of Gupta”. The event was jointly hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SA Ubuntu Foundation and is part of a series of networking breakfasts in 2019.

Xenophobia and South Africa

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 4 - Centre for Unity in Diversity

The South African Constitution obliges the State to protect the rights of all who live in the country. The South African 2011 Census found that there were 2.2 million immigrants in a country of 52 million in 2011. Xenophobic attacks of the last years, especially the one in 2008 which was among the deadliest to date and the recent attacks in September 2019 in Johannesburg, frighten many people.

Unpacking the Implications of the National Health Insurance Bill

Breakfast Discussion with experts

“Unpacking the Implications of the National Health Insurance Bill” was the topic of a discussion jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). The expert speakers were Mr Michael Settas, Member of the Free Market Foundation’s Health Policy Unit and Mr Russel Rensburg, Director of the Rural Health Advocacy Project.

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons

SAIIA Speakers Meeting

Can Africa learn from Brazil´s history? Brazil and Africa; a country versus a whole continent, but nevertheless with common features. They have similar GDPs, but the population of Africa is about five times bigger than the population of Brazil. The effect is that Brazil's income per person is higher. Both Brazil and Africa have a historically similar low growth rates and share the ignominious character of globally leading wealth and income inequality.

Transformative Leadership confronts the past to shape the future we want

SA UBUNTU Networking Breakfast with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

The networking breakfast with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on 08 November 2019 focused on the topic “Transformative leadership confronts the past to shape the future we want”. The event was jointly hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SA Ubuntu Foundation and is part of a series of networking breakfasts in the year 2019.

Can Democracy and Peace finally come to Mozambique?

SAIFAC Africa Forum Series

On 13 November the fourth and last event in the SAIFAC Africa Forum series for 2019 was held at Constitution Hill. The topic was “Can democracy and peace finally come to Mozambique?”. The series aims to draw on the experience of South Africa and connect it with developments in a particular country or group of countries. The speakers are legal and non-legal experts who provide critical analysis of their societies and an understanding of how to move them forward. The series is funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Catalysing Indigenous Languages

United Nations declared 2019 The Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). This was done “in order to raise awareness, not only to benefit the people who speak these languages, but also to appreciate the important contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity”. Indigenous languages worldwide face the threat of extinction.

Unpacking the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

Breakfast Discussion with three experts of different backgrounds

“The first land to be confiscated by the Europeans in South Africa was part of what later became known as the Western Cape” (Final Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, p.23). From that genesis, Land Reform is one of the most important topics in South African politics since the 1994 transition to democracy.

Strong Cities 2030 Conference: Overcoming Urban Inequality

Strong Cities 2030 Initiative

"Innovative approaches to overcome urban inequality" was the theme of this year's international Strong Cities 2030 conference, hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the City of Johannes-burg, that took place from 13-15 October 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Freedom of Expression versus Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?

Roundtable Discussion

On 17 October 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted the third event of the Roundtable Discussion series. At the core of the presentations and the subsequent discussion was the question of where to draw the line be-tween freedom of speech and hate speech. The recent findings of the Courts and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on hate speech rooted the event in current affairs. To dig into the topic of hate speech more thoroughly, legal, psychological and political aspects were addressed.