Events

Event

Ubuntu Business Breakfast

Business and the Challenges facing our Country

KAS in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation hosts a breakfast briefing with renowned guest speaker Bheki Sibiya, who will focus on the challenges that South Africa's business sector is currently facing.

Event

"Tracking the Pulse of the People"

Value Change in South Africa post Apartheid

KAS in partnership with the CRL Commission invites to a presentation on the latest results of the World Values Survey by Prof. Hennie Kotze, that is specifically addressed to representatives from Chapter 9 institutions and the Civil Society sector.

Congress

The ‘New’ Separation of Powers

Can the doctrine evolve to meet the 21st Century context?

The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and Int. Law with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is hosting a conference that questions how the separation of powers should be conceived in the 21st Century.

Workshop

Renewable Energy and Community Impacts

Research methods and solutions to climate change

The Mandela Institute with the support of the KAS presents research methods that intend to reduce the consequences of climate change. Strategies in climate change mitigation, adaptation and low carbon development will be addressed.

Discussion

The Constitution and Good Public Leadership

Race, Conflict and Constitution

KAS in partnership with CFCR and SPL hosts a series of breakfast briefings, which aim to enhance constitutional democracy and sustain the South African national good governance dialogue through strategic and relevant conversations.

Event

Xenophobia

There we go again ... what went wrong?

KAS in cooperation with DDP invite to a public forum to share insights and add values to the ongoing quest for a just, equal and inclusive society.

Conversation

Discourse Café with May Boeve

Fossil Free Stellenbosch

KAS in cooperation with the FVZS Institute for Student Leadership Development invites students in this event series to engage with high profile representatives from politics, business as well as the civil society sector.

Seminar

Environmental Rights Lunch Series

Climate Change and Environmental Rights

KAS in partnership with the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) is hosting a series of seminars for Parlamentarians and their supporting staff with the aim to provide them with information on current environmental governance & rights issues.

Seminar

Youthlab

Graduate employment and economic participation

Youth unemployment constitutes 75% of overall unemployment statistics in South Africa. The aim of this policy conversation is to discuss factors that inhibit graduate participation in the economy and sustainable ways of creating employment.

Reading

"Die Nacht, in der die Mauer fiel"

Book Presentation by Author Renatus Deckert

German author Renatus Deckert will read various extracts of the book „Die Nacht, in der die Mauer fiel“ followed by a panel discussion with prominent South Africans, who will share their personal experience with this historic event.

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.