Events - South Africa Office
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.
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.
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.
Brazilians at each other's throats: Lessons for South Africa about populism
SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, please join SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as Professor Lyal White unpacks how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be applied to South Africa.
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.
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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Social Cohesion in Contemporary South Africa
The first roundtable discussion in this series, jointly hosted by the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) and KAS, focuses on the status quo of social cohesion and unity in South Africa, a country still struggling to overcome its Apartheid legacy.
Voices of the Future
How citizen journalists can hold us accountable
Citizen journalists play an important role in society because they often provide a differentperspective on events compared to the mainstream media. The workshop aims to help citizens engage issues that affect their community.
Dialogue on deaf people's rights
Deaf people face great challenges within the communities in terms of being misunderstood or being ill-treated. The Lindelani Youth Forum and the Democracy Development Program took the initiative to host a dialogue on the topic.
Launch of the Human Rights Report Card 2017
The CFCR assesses annually the progress of government in implementing Human Rights as enshrined in the Constitution. The findings form part of this publication which will be launched in partnership with KAS and the CRL Rights Commission.
"YEESS" - Youth Employment Enterprise & Skills Summit
The "YEESS"-summit is a youth activation initiative to promote the engagement of youth through skills training, positive mind-set, enterprise readiness, networking and finding solutions with key stakeholders to youth unemployment in South Africa.
Title Deed Stakeholder Workshop
This workshop, hosted by the Restitution Foundation and supported by KAS, discusses the pros and cons of granting title deeds as a tool of empowerment for poor households.Representatives from academia, NGO's and various churches share their views.
IFP Municipal Leadership and Development Programme
This training programme, jointly hosted by KAS and the SPL aims to enhance the competencies of local government leaders and to build the capacity of local municipalities towards the vision and actions related to quality governance.
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.
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The African Continental free trade agreement (AfCFTA): An enabler, not a deliverer
SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Prof Faizel Ismail
“…It is not trade and free-trade agreements that raise incomes, but the good-will and solidarity of the participating parties…”
Women and Justice
The Constitution @ Work - Breakfast Discussion Series 2 2019
On 28 August 2019, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) held another breakfast discussion as part of its Constitution @ Work series, presented in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). This breakfast was held in commemoration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, which is celebrated in August annually.
Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?
SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Tim Hughes
On September 17th, 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Mountain Club of South Africa invited Tim Hughes as a keynote speaker on the subject of corporate diplomacy. During his speech he pointed out how multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly influence individual lives and political power.
Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture
With Marianne Thamm
To commemorate Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, the FVZS Institute annually hosts an honorary lecture to honour his ideals and discuss current challenges. On the 19th of August, Marianne Thamm was invited as the keynote speaker on the topic Navigating your way in a world filled with untruths. The event was co-hosted and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a long-time partner of the Institute.
Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family
DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban and Cape Town
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) partnering with various civil society organisations such as Diakonia, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Africa Unite and other; held a second annual social cohesion conference in Durban and Cape Town.
Constitutional Court Review 2019
On 29 and 30 August, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) hosted the annual seminar for the authors and editors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal. The aim of the seminar is to give authors platform to present their papers to their peers and editors and to get feedback before submitting their final drafts. The journal is an open-source publication which is devoted to analyzing the work of the South African Constitutional Court in the year preceding publication. The seminar was funded by KAS.
Dialogue on Faith and Economics with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (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.
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.
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.
"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.
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