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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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Lecture

Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
Tim Hughes is an internationally renowned expert on global economy and international relations and a successful book author. On the 17th of September, 2019, he will provide the audience with insights on corporate diplomacy and its challenges.

Study and Information Program

Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Western Cape)

The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening is a platform for learners and students to exchange, to network and to explore possible career opportunities in the political field. Participants get the chance to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarship programmes.

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.

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.
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Discussion

Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue

Xenophobic violence has long been a problem in South Africa and the threat it poses to communities and individuals has been recognised for some time. The aim of the dialogue is to find solutions to deal with xenophobic violence.

Conversation

Discourse Cafe with Prof. Christi van der Westhuizen

This discussion series provides young South Africans with the unique opportunity to meet renowned personalities from politics, academia, business and civil society and engage with them on topical issues concerning South Africa's young democracy.

Conversation

Discourse Cafe with Prof. Christi van der Westhuizen

This discussion series provides young South Africans with the unique opportunity to meet renowned personalities from politics, academia, business and civil society and engage with them on topical issues concerning South Africa's young democracy.

Discussion

Community awareness on landownership rights for women

Community awareness outreach for women's land use and land ownership
The community awareness raising discussions and messages promoted land use and land ownership rights for women and possible means of legal redress and how to demand these rights. The event included speeches, poems, comedy and local drama displays.

Event

Project "White Rose Art and Writing Project"

Exhibition and Award Evening
This evening awards the high school students and teachers who have contributed to the White Rose Art & Writing Project, which aims to create awareness of the power of art in fighting injustice. The title alludes to the White Rose Resistance Movement.

Event

Youth Dialogue

The first discussion is on Xenophobia: How does poverty and unemployment influence this phenomenon and how does it violate Human Rights? The second discussion will focus on the high cost of tertiary education in South Africa.

Book presentation

Political Parties in South Africa

Do they Undermine or Underpin Democracy?
This book offers a different assessment of the health of South Africa´s political system. Introducing the book and hosting a panel discussion is editor Ms Heather Thuynsma from the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria.

Lecture

Annual FVZS Honorary Lecture with Judith February

Judith February, renowned political analyst and commentator will talk about the current state of democracy in South Africa, in particularly the unprecedented level of corruption and its impact on governance and the independence of institutions.

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

This roundtable discussion dealt with 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.

Event Reports

Public Procurement Law Training, Mpumalanga Province (Nelspruit)

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.

Event Reports

A Tale of Two Continents: Comparing Migration Experiences in South Africa & Germany

Insights from South African and German Exchange