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Training workshop for traditional leaders in Zomba-Malawi

Sensitization training workshop on land ownership rights for women in Malawi

The training workshop was aimed at inducting the community leaders on the legal and statutory instruments supporting women’s land ownership rights in Malawi.


Community dialogue on landownership and land-use rights for women in Manicaland, Mutare-Zimbabwe

This community awareness event engaged 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 Zimbabwe.


Community dialogue on landownership and land-use rights for woman in Manicaland, Mutare-Zimbabwe

The first community awareness event in Mutare included speeches by the local councilor, priest and traditional leaders and role plays. The messages and speeches discouraged repressive cultural practices that marginalize women in land ownership.


CSO Leadership workshop

CSO Leadership workshop at Blue Marlin Hotel. 21-23 June 2017


Youth Indaba

Youth Indaba 21-22 June 2017. Diakonia Centre


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Community awareness outreach on land ownership and land-use rights for woman in Midlands-Zimbabwe

First community awareness-raising outreach in Zimbabwe.


Escalating Racial Tensions- Early Warnings

The second discussion in the CUD/KAS roundtable series deals with the problem of escalating racial tensions in South Africa and how the South African Constitution makes provision to safeguard the rights and liberties of all racial and ethnic groups.


Midlands provincial training workshop for traditional leaders

The traditional leader's training workshop was for 25 heads and village heads who determine land allocation in rural communities. Topics covered included the Traditional Leaders Act, constitutional and statutory provisions of land administration.


Day Seminar: What is just and equitable compensation for land reform?

Who should be compensated? Who should pay? Is compensation below market value constitutional? State and non-state actors deliberated on ways compensation for expropriation is approached and discussed possible implications and suggestions.


What is Just and Equitable Compensation for Land Reform?

SAIFAC and UJ Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, will be hosting a day seminar on what constitutes just and equitable compensation in the context of the expropriation of land for purposes of land reform.

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.