Discourse Café

The FVZS Institute in cooperation with KAS organises a series of "Discourse Café"- events, providing students with the unique opportunity to meet renowned representatives from politics, academia, civil society and the media.


SAIIA/KAS Annual Careers Evening

The careers evening, hosted by the SA Institute of International Affairs provides a platform for students in IR, Political Studies, Economics, Law and Journalism to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities that are available to them.


Developments of Party Systems in Germany and Europe

Discourse Cafe-Series

The Discourse Cafe-Series offers students at the University of Stellenbosch the unique opportunity to engage directly with experts on various topics. At the next event Mr. Lange will talk about the development of party systems in Germany and Europe.


Black middle class focus groups

Die Entwicklung einer "black middle class" in Südafrika ist ein neues gesellschaftliches Phänomen, dem sich die KAS im Rahmen einer empirischen Forschungsstudie widmet, die sich der Fokusgruppen-Methode bedient.


Constitutional Court Review

Autoren Workshop

In Vorbereitung auf die nächste Ausgabe der jährlich erscheinenden Publikation "Constitutional Court Review" treffen sich die Autoren zu einem Workshop, der aktuelle Urteile des südafrikanischen Verfassungsgerichts thematisiert und analysiert.


Training für COPE-Parteimitglieder

Zur Vorbereitung auf die Wahlen 2014

2013 beginnt die KAS formell Ihre Zusammenarbeit mit dem Congress of the People (COPE). Als Auftaktveranstaltung findet nahe Bloemfontein (Mangaung) ein zweitägiger Workshop zur Vorbereitung der Partei auf die nationalen Parlamentswahlen 2014 statt.

Book presentation

Friend or Foe?

Dominant Party Systems in Southern Africa - Insights from the developing world

After the first wave of liberations, the political systems in Southern Africa have been replaced by one party dominance. The book presented answers in a comparative manner the question in which political direction these countries are moving.


How do we construct a future for us all?

The National Development Plan and the role of business and the church

Representative of churches and the business sector are invitet to discuss with Minister Trevor Manuel, head of the National Planning Commission (NPC), how civil society can assist in implementing the ambitious National Development Plan (NDP).


Master Class on Municipal and Social Innovation

Adopting, Adapting, and Up-scaling ‘What Works’ in Municipal Best Practice

KAS in cooperation with the NGO Impumelelo hosts a series of "Master Class Workshops on Municipal and Social Innovation" in several South African provinces. The aim of the workshops is to stimulate replication of these environmental Best Practices.


Reconciliation Barometer Survey 2012

“Ticking Time Bomb or Demographic Dividend” - Youth and Reconciliation in South Africa

The briefing, jointly hosted by KAS, the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), aims to inform about the results of the 2012 Reconciliation Barometer Survey, focussing on South Africa's Youth.

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.