Events - South Africa Office
Business and Human Rights Workshop
KAS/DOI Roundtable Discussion 2
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Dullah Omar Institute cordially invites you to a "Roundtable Discussion" on Business and Human Rights.
Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development cordially invites you to the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture with Marianne Thamm.
Book launch event: Election 2019 in Johannesburg
The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.
Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)
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) are hosting 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.
How can the African Continental Free Trade Agreement benefit all African countries?
SAIIA Speakers Meeting
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) invites you to take part in the event with Prof Faizel Ismail.
The Role of Community Media in Promoting Active Citizenship
Community media plays a critical role in educating citizens on many aspects of life, including democracy and nation-building. The Democracy Development Program (DDP) brings together the content executives, academics and the civil society to the 2019 inaugural media summit in Durban.
The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?
Many in the international community have hailed the December 2018 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the first-ever peaceful hand-over of power in the post-independence era in the DRC affected through elections. Numerous dissenting voices claim that the elections were a sham – ‘an electoral coup’ – and have only endorsed an illegitimate leadership. Who is correct?
Study and Information Program
Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Gauteng)
Opportunities for students of humanities
The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening informs learners and students what career opportunities a degree in the Humanities can open up. Students have the possibility to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarships.
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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?
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.
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