Book presentation

Equality in the Workplace

Reflections from South Africa and Elsewhere

The Book provides an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders, including government, labour, business, academics and practitioners to familiarize themselves with developments in the field of employment equity during the past decade.


50 years of Human Rights Activism and the Legacy of Sharpeville

21 March 2010 marks 50 years since the Sharpeville massacre, commemorated annually as Human Rights Day in SA. The roundtable discussion and public debate aims to reflect on the legacy of Sharpeville and its impact on human rights practice.


Sharing Insights on Greening the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Brazil

The Host City Cape Town has accumulated a vast pool of experience and expertise regarding the "Greening" of the FIFA World Cup. The workshop aims to identify lessons that can be shared with Brazil, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


"Looking back-Looking forward"

20th anniversary of FW de Klerk's speech to Parliament

The conference commemorates the historic speech by FW De Klerk that opened the way to South Africa's transformation. Speakers from politics, business and academia share their views on what has been achieved and what challenges still exist.

Expert talk

Reconciling Africa’s Fragmented Institutions of Governance

A New Approch to Institution Building

Many African countries suffer from fragmented institutions of governance. As a result, modern institutions have been rather ineffective at promoting synergy in state-society relations. The research project aims to analyze the reasons.


Service Delivery Protests-Who is to Blame?

Critical Thinking Forum

This forum, hosted by the Mail & Guardian in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, provides a platform to analyse and discuss the reasons behind the latest service delivery protests.


Impumelelo Best Practice Workshop

The Impumelelo Workshop aims to share best practice examples in the following areas: Environmental Education, Housing, Urban Agriculture, Sanitation and Waste Management. Participant are encourage to enter the 2010 Sustainability Awards Programme.


Doing business for Africa's development

German, Chinese and African engagement put to the test

What role can business play in promoting sustainable development in Africa and what lessons can serve as best practice examples? This is the fundamental question that experts from Germany, China and Africa discuss at this SAIIA conference.


Ubuntu & Dignity

What is the true meaning of "Ubuntu" and how can the justice system preserve and restore the dignity of individuals? These are the main questions that this KAS/SAIFAC event aims to answer.


Launch of HURISA Research Findings on Chapter 9 Institutions

How effective fulfill Chapter 9 instituions their respective mandates and what measures can be taken to improve them? These questions form the basis of a research project by the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA).

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.