Events

Discussion

Discourse Cafe' with Justice Zakeria Yacoob

KAS and the FVZS Institute invite students to meet renowned representatives from different walks of life. The aim is to promote a vibrant dialogue on current political and socio-economic issues and foster a culture of informed debate.

Forum

Public Forum

Reflections on the State of the Nation Address

You are invited to a public forum about the reflections of the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Expert conference

The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference

The Constitution and Governance - At Another Crossroad

The annual conference series aims to highlight and discuss topical issues that are pertinent to South Africa's young constitutional democracy. High profile speakers share their insights regarding the country's political and economic future.

Discussion

Discussion Series 2017 - Fighting corruption and promoting good governance

This discussion series hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) with the support of KAS aims to enhance constitutional democracy and sustain the national good governance dialogue in South Africa.

Event

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Tony Leon

"Present Tense, Future Imperfect"

The SA Ubuntu Foundation in partnership with KAS hosts this breakfast discussion wit Tony Leon, who will share his political insights with the audience. The event forms part of a series that aims to cultivate critical and informed debate.

Discussion

20 Years of the SA Constitution - People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired

The SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey is the only South African public opinion survey of its kind that measures public opinion on reconciliation. At the event the developments as well as the latest results will be presented and discussed.

Seminar

Constitutional Court Review Seminar

The seminar generates debate between international and South African public law academics about the Constitutional Court’s most recent jurisprudence.

Seminar

Public Procurement Law Training, Gauteng, Session 4

The training programme will consist of four two-day sessions targeting 60 officers of the national office of the Public Protector (PP) in Pretoria. The training is conducted by Prof. Quinot (African Public Procurement Regulation Research Unit, SUN).

Discussion

ausgebucht

The Agreement of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakesh: Challenges and Opportunities for Southern Africa

Die Ergebnisse der UN Klimakonferenz in Marroko (COP22): Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten für das südliche Afrika

The Roundtable discussion will reflect on the COP22 Marrakesh Agreement and particularly what it will mean for Southern Africa. Moreover, it will emphasize the role of the media in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Workshop

Worcester Agricultural Training as an Act of Restitution

As an act of restitution Stefaans Coetzee, who was involved in the planting of bombs in Worcester in 1996, trains survivors of the bombing to establish their own vegetable gardens at their homes. The best gardens will receive an award.

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.