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Wayne Sussman on 2021 Local Government Elections

Now that the figures have been crunched and studied, Wayne Sussman, fondly known as 'the Elections Geek', will unpack the results of the November elections and share his insights.


Voter fluidity and abstention in the 2021 local government elections

In this webinar, we provide insight into the socio-demographic profile and motivations of those who stayed away from the polls and those who switched their votes.


KAS and OUTA are proud to invite you to the book launch of

Permitted Plundering-How Parliament Failed SA

The book shares insights into the important work a small team of activists at Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is doing to prevent state capture from happening again and aims to start the vital conservation around Parliament's failure to serve the country.


Youth and Democracy Series

South African Youth Perspectives on South African Current Affairs

The dialogue responds to challenges faced by the youths after the Local Government Elections, the effects of Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown, and the devastating effects of the July unrests.


ESG and good corporate governance in relation to the use of pension funds

Will pension funds meet the green challenge?

Join the Business Day Dialogues, in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, on November 9 to consider the investment demands of sustainability.


Local Government Elections 2021

Does SA have a religiously motivated electorate?

Religion has the potential to influence socio-political and economic processes. The webinar explores the relationship between religion and politics in South Africa as we approach the Local Government elections and also answers the question of whether there is a religiously-motivated electorate in South Africa.


Election politics to end corruption

what can citizens and business do?

As citizens of South Africa, it is our democratic right to hold the government to account. We cannot stand by and let corruption happen, nor can we place business on a pillar and expect it alone to combat corruption. Engaged and participative citizens make a moral judgement of governing parties by turning out to cast their votes on election day.


Lessons from Black Wednesday

Media Freedom Day Address with Jerome Klaaste

On 19 October 1977 several newspapers and numerous organisations that were sympathetic to Black Consciousness were banned by the apartheid regime. Scores of journalists and activists were arrested and detained in a countrywide clampdown on freedom of speech. It had a chilling effect on the media.


In the eye of the storm

The state of immigrants' businesses in Durban


Expensive Poverty:

Why Aid fails, and how it can work

How can it be that one in three Africans live in poverty yet the continent has received more than $1.2 trillion in aid over the last 30 years?

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FVZS Institute 2023

11th Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Honorary Lecture

Auditor General of South Africa, Ms Tsakani Maluleke

“Good governance is the foundation upon which a successful nation is built. It is not merely a buzzword."

Conference report: Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa

Author: Koogan Pillay

This report is intended as the main text reference material to the 6 February 2023 hybrid event at UCT. It is targeted at policymakers and policy influencers and freely available to the general public. It contains a summary of the presentations and discussions at the event.

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.