The Lives of Others


The film gives an insight in the system of observation in the former East Germany. The screening forms part of a series of events unter the title " A long walk to democracy" jointly organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut.


Responsible Tourism for 2010

KAS Greening 2010 Workshop Series

GreenStay SA, GreenEat SA and GreenMap SA are just a few initatives that aim to make tourism in South Africa more sustainable and environmentally friendly. The workshop focusses on how these initiatives can be linked to the Greening of the World Cup.


South Africans' Views of Government Performance and the Implications for the 2009 Elections

Afrobarometer Breakfast Briefing

The data of the 4 round of the Afrobarometer survey will provide an insight into how South Africans view the performance of the government, which can be used as a way of describing the political situation that faced the ANC ahead of the elections.

Book presentation

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa

Book Launch

Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with its partner Tralac presents the latest edition of the Yearbook "Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa".


The Eco-Centre on the Green Point Park

KAS Greening 2010 Workshop Series

The workshop deals with the Eco-Centre on the Green Point Park as one of the 41 projects listed in the Green Goal 2010 Action Plan for the Host City Cape Town. The workshop aims to promote this project and make it a reality.


Globalisation versus the Right to Vote

Should South Africans abroad have the right to vote?

Should South Africans abroad have the right to vote in the upcoming elections? This is a questions that stirs up much controversy and emotions. Representatives from various think tanks discuss legal, social and political aspects of this issue.


Scoping, Planning and Implementing the Carbon Offsetting Plan for the HC Cape Town

Greening 2010 Workshop Series

The Host City Cape Town aims to host a carbon neutral 2010 Fifa World Cup. The KAS workshop will provide a platform for relevant stakeholders to discuss the HC's carbon offsetting projects as outlined in the Green Goal Action Plan.


The relevance of traditional institutions of governance

KAS-Planing Workshop

KAS is financing a strategic planning workshop in preparation for the HSRC research project on the relevance of traditional institutions of governance in Pretoria. While KAS is financing the planing workshop, IDRC (Canada)is funding the research.


Symposium on Refugees

Xenophobia is increasing amongst South Africans due to an influx of foreigners and refugees, mostly from other African countries. The symposium intends to highlight the difficult situation these people find themselves in.


Provinces and Local Governments: The next 15 years

The conference focuses on challenges that South Africa's provinces and local governments will be confronted with in the next 15 years, partricularly in the context of service delivery issues.

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.