Events

Online-Seminar

CANRAD/KAS-Youth and Democracy Series

Impact of Covid-19 on youth: Opportunities and Challenges

COVID-19 has a detrimental effect on the youths and this may prove to be one of its damaging legacies. In fact, the coronavirus crisis risks turning back the clock on years of progress made on young people’s well-being and has put their rights under serious pressure across the globe. Issues of access to education, domestic abuse, child labour and lack of decent work are some of the many challenges that many institutions are grappling with. While the universities, NGOs, as well as governments are turning their attention to these problems, young people also have a key role to play in finding solutions.

Online-Seminar

Human Rights Law and Children's Right to Education

Can Human Rights Law Provide Guidance on Realising a Child's Right to Education in the Face of a Pandemic?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, children’s access to education in the African context was already unequal. COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation with lockdowns, widespread school closures, the use of online learning in resource-poor contexts and limited tuition at schools when, and if, they resumed in-person teaching. Apart from these educational impacts, COVID-19 has also affected other rights of children: for instance, there have been increases in domestic violence, as well as an inability to access school meals that provided much-needed nutrition.

Seminar

Public Procurement Law Training, Gauteng, Session 4

The training programme will consist of four two-day sessions targeting 60 officers of the national office of the Public Protector (PP) in Pretoria. The training is conducted by Prof. Quinot (African Public Procurement Regulation Research Unit, SUN).

Discussion

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The Agreement of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakesh: Challenges and Opportunities for Southern Africa

Die Ergebnisse der UN Klimakonferenz in Marroko (COP22): Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten für das südliche Afrika

The Roundtable discussion will reflect on the COP22 Marrakesh Agreement and particularly what it will mean for Southern Africa. Moreover, it will emphasize the role of the media in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Workshop

Worcester Agricultural Training as an Act of Restitution

As an act of restitution Stefaans Coetzee, who was involved in the planting of bombs in Worcester in 1996, trains survivors of the bombing to establish their own vegetable gardens at their homes. The best gardens will receive an award.

Expert talk

Expert Roundtable - Focus Group Rule of Law

This year-end expert roundtable discussion will evaluate the recent developments in the field of rule of law and constitutional development and the impact of the work of KAS in this field.

Discussion

“What Now South Africa?”

Join KAS South Africa for a year end discussion with Dr Theuns Eloff. While there are many reasons for concern, he uses his experience in the world of politics and busi-ness to offer fresh perspectives and bring a message of hope.

Event

"Empowering Communities through Renewable Energy Investments"

Presentation of a two year research project

The Mandela Institute in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cordially invite you to attend the launch of the research report on ‘Empowering Communities through Renewable Energy Investment’.

Expert conference

Corruption and Human Rights

A conference organised by KAS and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, HumanRights and International law in collaboration with the Department of Public Law, University of Johannesburg.

Workshop

SAIIA ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM

Please join SAIIAs national high-school finalists as they present their research findings and recommendations on topics related to sustainable development and climate change.

Event

Movie Screening - "Black Christmas"

Ein Dokumentarfilm von Mark Kaplan

On Christmas Eve in 1996, a bomb blast in a local supermarket killed four and injured 67 people. The film shows the journey of one of the perpetrators and his victims in searching for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Discussion

South African Foreign Policy and International Law

SPL/CFCR/KAS Discussion Series

The aim of this discussion series hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR), the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University (SU) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is to enhance good governance in South Africa.

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.