Events

There are currently no events planned.

Event

Ending hunger and securing our future

Business Day Dialogues

Event

Advocate Paul Hoffman on 'Countering corruption effectively'

Cape Town Press Club

The Cape Town Press Club in collaboration with KAS_SA presents — Paul Hoffman on "Countering corruption effectively"

Event

Authoritarian States as Donors in Africa

Russia's Strategic Engagement in Africa

Event

Violent political language - an attack on the nation?

Realising the Constitution in the face of deligitimising rhetoric

Violent language rhetoric in South Africa

Event

Grassroots Governance and Accountability:

How do we restore trust and make it happen?

'How do we build honest, ethical, and effective grassroots level leadership in SA?'

Event

Human rights in the response to Covid-19?

Are we getting it right?

"What happens when rights appear to be pitted against each other, such as the right to be vaccinated and to be protected from risks of infection from people who refuse to be vaccinated?"  Join the Daily Maverick, supported by KAS South Africa as we discuss: humanrights in the response to Covidー19. The online discussion will take place on the 24th of August at 6 pm. Join Mark Heywood, Prof Salim Abdool Karim and Justice Edwin Cameron.

Event

Can a country dogged by political crisis and poverty build a common vision and social cohesion?

How do we go about building a cohesive, strong and equitable society?

Join Business Day, KAS, and EFSA in discussing the ethical leadership that is required to restore hope for a shared future in South Africa, where no one gets left behind.

Event

The Protection of Women Minority Groups during the Pandemic

The SAIFAC Online Forum

In honour of Women’s Day, the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Human Rights, Public and International Law (​SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung cordially invite you to an online panel discussion on “The Protection of Women Minority Groups during the Pandemic.”

Event

KAS/SAIIA Annual Careers Event

Careers in Transition: a post-pandemic green economy and implications for the world of work

Discussion

Electoral Reform

Can we build a better democracy?

By June 2022, Parliament must amend SA’s electoral law to allow independent candidates to contest national and provincial elections, as ordered by the Constitutional Court.

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.