Events

Conversation

Discourse Café - The Qunu 9

Reflections & Documentary on the Mandela Month Leadership Conversation at Qunu
The FVZS Institute and KAS cordially invite you to the 4th Discourse Café "The Qunu 9" at the Stellenbosch University Museum. The aim of the series is to promote a culture of informed debate on various topical issues.

Discussion

BRICS and Africa: Navigating Global Economic Turbulence Together

The South African Institute of International Affairs, in partnership with the National Treasury, the Global Economic Governance Programme and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, will be hosting a conference on the topic of the upcoming BRICS Summit.

Discussion

Making Democracy Work in Africa

The aim of the Dialogue will be to understand the future possibilities of democracy in Africa now thatmultiparty elections have become common across the continent. The event is co-organised by the Brenthurst Foundation and KAS.

Discussion

Centre for Unity in Diversity: Roundtable Discussion

The role of law in constituting a contemporary South African Identity
Join us for a discussion hosted by the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD), supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). The topic will look at the role of law in constituting a contemporary South African identity.

Symposium

Party Coalitions

Experiences, Insights and Possibilities from Africa and Europe
What can South Africa learn from other countries' experiences regarding the building and maintaining of political coalitions? Join our partner Democracy Development Program (DDP) on July 10, as they elaborate on this very question.

Discussion

Property Rights for all South Africans

THE ROLE THAT LAND REFORM CAN PLAY IN EXPANDING PROPERTY RIGHTS
The FW de Klerk Foundation, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, will be hosting a conference in Johannesburg on the topic of property rights and the role that land reform can play in expanding property rights.

Workshop

DDP Leadership Training

Between the 27th and 29th of June, the Durban Development Program (DDP) will host a workshop on the topic of political leadership.

Workshop

Orientation Training Workshop for Traditional Leaders in Zomba

The orientation training workshop targets 45-50 traditional leaders from Traditional Authority Nkagula in Zomba. For two days, they will be introduced to the new land law in Malawi guided by the newly translated manual for customary land committees.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.