Events

Expert talk

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons

SAIIA Speakers Meeting

On 11 November, we invite you to join the Speakers Meeting hosted by the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Prof Lyal White will unpack how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be anticipated for South Africa.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will open the floor for Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng.

Conversation

KAS CONNECT

LEARN. DEBATE. NETWORK.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invites young leaders and influencers to the KAS CONNECT forum on November 7th 2019.

Forum

DDP Public Forum

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Democracy Development Program invites you to a public forum to engage on the Economic Policy document released for public comment by Treasury.

Discussion

Lessons from Germany’s Social Partnership

Panel Discussion

On the occasion of the the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall we invite you to join us for our panel discussion on the October 31, 2019, where we will discuss together with German and South African experts the success of the German reunification.

Discussion

The Constitution @ Work: Breakfast Discussion Series 2019

Join us for the third in a series of breakfast discussions for 2019, hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On October 29, the discussion will evolve around the topic “Unpacking the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture: The Pros and the Cons”.

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.

Discussion

Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?

Roundtable Discussion

On October 17, 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and KAS will be hosting the third roundtable discussion, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A round. Our three speakers will be discussing hate speech as a topic of growing importance in the age of social media as well as implications for the South African government and society.

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

South Africa's Presidency of the UN Security Council: Perspectives, Challenges and Limitations

The Department of International Relations at Wits University is South Africa's leading institute in research and teaching African international affairs. Regional Powers in Global Politics accompanies South Africa's membership in the UN Security Council during 2019-2020. It consists of a series of six roundtables each dedicated to a particular theme. The overarching topic is the role of regional powers in global affairs which is characterised by a return of great power politics and erosion of multilateralism.

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.