Events

Discussion

The Constitution and Good Public Leadership

Breakfast Discussion Series 2017
"Reflections on the meaning of Citizenship and Governance" is the title of the speech that Marlene le Roux will deliver at this breakfast event. Members of the public are invited to discuss and reflect on the meaning of Citizenship and Governance.

Event

Ubuntu Business Breakfast mit Rhoda Kadalie

Where have we gone wrong and how can we go right?
The SA Ubuntu Foundation in partnership with KAS hosts this breakfast discussion with Ms Rhoda Kadalie, who will share her political insights with the audience. The event forms part of a series that aims to cultivate critical and informed debate.

Workshop

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.

Seminar

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.

Workshop

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.

Event

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.

Book presentation

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.

Event

"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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.