Events - South Africa Office
The Constitution and Good Public Leadership
The South African Constitution, Public Leadership and South African International Relations
Breakfast discussion on the topic of "The South African Constitution, Public Leadership and South African International Relations" seeking to enhance constitutional democracy and sustaining the South African national good governance.
Snapshots of South Africa's democracy at 21
Afrobarometer 2015 results on democracy, immigration, and trade unions
South Africa has to struggle with socioeconomic and political challenges. These issues and their implications for the current democratic dispensation will be discussed to find out what South Africans are saying about where we are as a nation.
The Constitution and Multiculturalism
FW de Klerk Annual Conference
The conference deals with the theme "Multiculturalism" and the promotion of positive relations between communities in multicultural societies as a prerequisite for peace, prosperity and a sustainable democracy in South Africa.
Ubuntu Business Lunch with FW de Klerk
During this lunch meeting, former president FW de Klerk will share his personal insights and views on South Africa's democratic journey and the political, economic as well as social challenges ahead with the audience.
Ubuntu Business Breakfast with Pieter-Dirk Uys
KAS in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation hosts a breakfast briefing with renowned theatre personality Pieter-Dirk Uys, who will focus on the challenges that South Africa young democracy is currently facing.
Constitutional Court Review
A joint WITS-KAS-SAIFAC-CLOSA workshop to generate debate between international and South African public law academics about the Constitutional Court’s most recent jurisprudence during a one and half day seminar.
The Future of Higher Education in South Africa
The Constitution and Good Public Leadership: Breakfast Discussion Series
The current crisis of South Africa's Higher Education System is the focus of this breakfast discussion that KAS is hosting in cooperation with the School for Public Leadership (SPL) and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR).
Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa
What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with the Mail&Guardian hosts a Critical Thinking Forum on the topic “Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa: What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?”.
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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.
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.
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