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2019

Can Democrazy and Peace finally come to Mozambique?
The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg, is pleased to invite you to...

Nov

2019

Can Democrazy and Peace finally come to Mozambique?
The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg, is pleased to invite you to...
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Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Discussion

Xenophobia and South Africa

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 4 - Centre for Unity in Diversity
Join us for the fourth discussion for 2019 on November 14, hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD).

Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Limpopo 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 Limpopo Branch.

Expert conference

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.

Discussion

Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance

The Constitution @ Work
Join us for the fourth in a series of discussions for 2019, hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, the discussion will evolve around the topic “Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Mcebisi Jonas

After Dawn: Hope after state capture
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Mcebisi Jonas.
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Seminar

AHA! Authentic hopeful action against poverty, unemployment and inequality

During this KAS funded workshop church leaders and representatives from Civil Society focus on the following questions:" Where is the voice of the Church when dealing with critical national issues and how can the voice of the church be amplified?".

Forum

Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum

Fighting Youth Unemployment together!
KAS in partnership with the National Planning Commission and the German Embassy hosts this forum that deals with the question how social partnerships and innovative projects can assist in bringing young South Africans into work.

Workshop

CLIMATE CHANGE, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Scoping workshop

"Green Economy"- The KAS cooperates with the Mandela Institut of the Wits University Johannesburg on an expert-workshop concerning possible modern energy sources and their benefit and impact on south africas planned green economy.

Event

Alumni-Day

The KAS hosts this year an event for their Alumni. We spend a full day with our Alumni starting at OR Tambo to learn more about Lufthansa's A 380. The event will end with a dinner with Pieter Cronje (Communicationexpert) as guest speaker.

Workshop

Election Evaluation Workshop

The IFP, in cooperation with the KAS, organizes a workshop to analyse the South African elections 2014 - the performance of the IFP and the impact of its manifesto.The outcomings will be used for the upcoming local government elections 2016.

Conversation

The Constitution and Good Public Leadership

Breakfast Discussion Series
This breakfast briefing, jointly hosted by KAS, SPL and CFCR will focus on institutions supporting and strengthening South Africa's Constitutional Democracy with a strong focus on promoting and supporting the role of Chapter 9 institutions.

Forum

WESTERN CAPE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT 2014

The Youth Summit, jointly hosted by the FVZS Institute, the South African Local Government Association and KAS focusses on the question how Youth Development in communities can be promoted and nurtured.

Congress

TWENTY YEARS OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA: QUO VADIS?

TOWARDS GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE
The conference is reviewing the role of local governance of the last 20 years of South African democracy and the future role of local good governance as part of a vital democracy.

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.

Event Reports

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…”

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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.