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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.


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".


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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Alumni Dinner 2017

“Scenarios for South Africa and the essential role of leadership”Dinner-Speech and discussion on major social, economic and political changes inSouth Africa.


Street Law Train the Trainer Workshop

This workshop took place at the Diakonia Centre on 20-21 November 2017.


Community dialogue on landownership and land-use rights for women in Zomba, Malawi

Community dialogue on landownership and land-use rights for women in Zomba, Malawi

This community awareness event engages the local community through role plays, speeches and poems with messages discouraging repressive cultural practices that marginalize women in land ownership and land use rights in Malawi.


Beyond Business: The Private Sector as an Active Social Actor in South Africa`s Inclusive Development

Results of the recent Transformation Audit, a regular public opinion survey by the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation, will be presented and discussed.

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.