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Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Afri...

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Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Afri...
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Expert conference

Strong Cities 2030 Conference 2019

Innovative approaches to overcome urban inequality
The Conference, jointly hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the City of Johannesburg will focus on the theme “Inequality” and explore innovative approaches on how to overcome inequality in terms of spatial planning, modes of transport, economic opportunities and city governance.

Expert talk

National Church Leaders Consultation (NCLC)

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Most Reverend Archbishop Makgoba (Archbishop of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa) are hosting a consultation with all major South African faith and church leaders.

Expert talk

Brazilians at each other's throats: Lessons for South Africa about populism

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, please join SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as Professor Lyal White unpacks how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be applied to South Africa.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Mpumalanga branch of the public protector (PP)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targets investigators of the PP Mpumalanga Branch.

Expert conference

International Law and Justice for Victims of the Gross Human Rights Violation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

The KAS Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in cooperation with the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) and the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL) would like to invite you to attend this conference.

Discussion

Elections and Electoral Reform

Roundtable with South African and International Exports
This discussion with legal practitioners and academics aims at analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the current electoral system, considering the legal framework and identifying together the legal and political feasibility of reforms.

Discussion

2017 SARB Report

Launch and Panel Discussion
Reconciliation in South Africa's historical and current context requires a nuanced approach to overcoming and preventing social divisions. This panel discussion provides a platform to launch as well as discuss the findings of the 2017 SARB survey.

Discussion

Panel Discussion on '#New Zimbabwe, Old Antics? Dissecting the Recent Changes in Zimbabwe'

Diskussion über den jüngsten Entwiklungen in Simbabwe
You are invited to join SAIIA, KAS South Africa and KAS Zimbabwe in a panel discussion with eminent Zimbabwean political analysts to dissect these and other emerging trends in the post-Mugabe era.

Discussion

Ubuntu Lunch with author Jacques Pauw

"The President's Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison"
This Ubuntu Networking Business Lunch with investigative journalist Jacques Pauw as the guest speaker will focus on his latest book "The President's Keepers: Those who keep President Zuma in power and out of prison".

Forum

Political Forum with Aubrey Matshiqi

Internationally acknowledge and acclaimed political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi is back in Durban to share his insights and raise our awareness of the many dimensions of the South African political context as it unfolds.

Discussion

Breakfast Discussion on "State Capture"

Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa has been stolen
This Breakfast Presentation and Discussion with investigative journalist Vicky Jane Robinson, supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, will inform participants about the extend of State Capture in South Africa.

Expert talk

Tswalu Dialogue 2017

People, Migration, and Security: Africa in a Volatile World
The Brenthurst Foundation in cooperation with KAS organizes annually the‘Tswalu Dialogue’ meeting. This series brings together the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners to consider issues of concern to continental development and security.

Seminar

Public Procurement Law Training, KwaZulu-Natal

Training for the KZN-Branch of the Public Protector (PP)
This training targeted officers of the PP KZN-Branch, the Deputy Public Protector as well as the Executive Manager: Provincial Investigations and Innovations and was conducted by the Director & Dep. Dir. of the African Public Procurement Law Unit.

Event Reports

Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) partnering with various civil society organisations such as Diakonia, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Africa Unite and other; held a second annual social cohesion conference in Durban.

Event Reports

Constitutional Court Review 2019

On 29 and 30 August, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) hosted the annual seminar for the authors and editors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal. The aim of the seminar is to give authors platform to present their papers to their peers and editors and to get feedback before submitting their final drafts. The journal is an open-source publication which is devoted to analyzing the work of the South African Constitutional Court in the year preceding publication. The seminar was funded by KAS.

Event Reports

Dialogue on Faith and Economics with EFSA - Mthatha

Municipal Stakeholders Cooperation Workshop: Partnerships to implement the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) – The role of churches and faith communities
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference) hosted a dialogue with experts and leaders from both business and churches to explore how South African role players create a new "social contract" that addresses social justice alongside or with government programmes.

Event Reports

Book Launch in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town: Election 2019

The brand-new key reference work on the South Africa election, titled “Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Dr. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Prof. Roger Southall, is now out in the bookstores. The book provides an indepth analysis of the 2019 elections. The contributors are well respected experts in their own right, some of whom have contributed chapters to the previous books on elections. During the week of 19th-23rd August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), hosted book launches in cooperation with Jacana Media, Exclusive Books and Ike’s Books and Collectables where some authors presented their chapters and engaged with the audience.

Event Reports

Re-Imagining Public Accountability

Local Government Roundtable
Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Afesis-corplan in partnership with Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Social Action (PACSA) hosted a civil society roundtable in Pietermaritzburg on the 28-29 August 2019, to reflect on the state of Public Accountability in Local Government.

Event Reports

"Community Media Needs to Strengthen Its Relationship with Civil Society and Communities"

The Democracy Development Programme and KAS held an Inaugural Media Summit aimed at enhancing and strengthening existing relationship between community media, civil society and communities; through long term solutions. This comes after an observation of detachment of community media from its civil society allies.

Event Reports

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Roelf Meyer

How State and Private Sector can change SA together
‘Raise hope’ was the rallying cry of Roelf Meyer’s speech on South Africa’s financial and social crisis. Too many South Africans, wealthy and poor, do not believe in the return to health of South Africa’s economy. On 7th of August 2019 the famous negotiator Roelf Meyer inspired the attendees of this UBUNTU breakfast to shape the future of South Africa for the better.

Event Reports

The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?

Many in the international community have hailed the December 2018 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the first-ever peaceful hand-over of power in the post-independence era in the DRC affected through elections. Numerous dissenting voices claim that the elections were a sham – ‘an electoral coup’ – and have only endorsed an illegitimate leadership. Who is correct?
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Event Reports

Strong Cities 2030 working dinner

by Christina Teichmann

The role of the Law in promoting sustainable urban development.
Christina Teichmann, Coordinator of the new KAS-initiative “Strong Cities 2030” invited PhD Law students from the North-West University (NWU) under the academic mentorship of Prof Anel du Plessis, Head of the NWU Law Faculty’s first-ever South African Research Chair in Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability (CLES) to share their research insights and discuss the current legislative situation of South African cities.

Event Reports

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 2 - Centre for Unity in Diversity

Explaining 2019 elections with help of identity politics.
On the 27th of June, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Centre of Unity in Diversity hosted the second roundtable discussion in Cape Town.