Centre for Unity in Diversity Roundtable Series 2018: Number 3

Coloured Identity in Contemporary South Africa

Join us for the third discussion for the Roundtable Series in 2018 hosted by the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.


CER Workshop

Securing our Strategic Water Source Areas

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) cordially invite you to a two-day workshop focused on South Africa's Strategic Water Source Areas.


2018 Restitution Conference

Restitution: Creating a Shared Future

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Restitution Foundation hosted the 2018 Restitution Conference with a keynote address by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the topic "Restitution: Creating a Shared Future".


DDP Forum on the Narrative of State-Owned Enterprises

Unpacking the narrative of State Owned Enterprises for the civil society.

Our partner, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted the 'Forum on the Narrative of State-Owned Enterprises' that seeks to unpack the narrative of State Capture.


Discourse Café with Antoinette Prophy “Women in Business”

The Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation hosted the 5th Discourse Café "Women in Business". The aim of the series is to promote a culture of informed debate on various topical issues.


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Managing the Digital Revolution in South Africa

In cooperation with Johannesburg Business School and the National Planning Commission, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa will host a workshop for digital experts from southern Africa and Germany.


Youth Colloquium

In cooperation with the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), KAS will host the Colloquium with the theme Youth Perspectives on Democratic Consolidation at Nelson Mandela University, Conference Centre.


Public Procurement Law Training, Northern Cape and Free State

In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targets officers of the PP Northern Cape and Free State Branch.


Youth in Politics Dialogue

Democracy Development Program (DDP) in partnership with Inkululeko Leadership Academy (ILA) hosted a youth in politics dialogue at Diakonia in Durban on the 24 August 2018.


Breaking the Fetters in Stellenbosch

A Film Screening of Breaking the Fetters by Hennie Serfontein

As South Africa moves to celebrate 25 years of democracy, we look back at an event that set the ball rolling on the road to a negotiated settlement.

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.