Events - South Africa Office
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.
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.
Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance
The Constitution @ Work
Please join us for the fourth and final of our 2019 discussion series, co-hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, our panel will unpack the implications of the proposed National Health Insurance Bill.
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.
SOVEREIGNTY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Protecting States or Citizens?
Die Veranstaltung findet mit dem KAS-Partner South African Institute for International Affairs statt. Die Themen sind u. a. das Spannungsfeld von Souveränität und Menschenrechten, das "Responsibilty to Protect"-Prinzip und die Situation in Syrien.
Democracy in Constitutional Perspectives
The concept of Democracy is the focus of this workshop, which aims to stimulate constitutional and jurisprudential debate on this topic.
The Responsibility to Protect: From Evasive to Reluctant Action?
The Role of Global Middle Powers
What happens if a state turns against its own people? Should the international community respect state sovereignty or should it intervene? The book "Responsibility to Protect”– From Evasive to Reluctant Action?" contributes to this debate.
Values in Global Economic Governance
Do India, Brazil, and South Africa Share a Common Vision?
The workshop aims to investigate the broad parameters of each IBSA country’s approach to the values that could underpin global economic governance, in relation to the hard calculus of economic interest.
Mail & Guardian: Critical Thinking Forum
What kind of leadership do we want to come out of Mangaung?
A new leadership will emerge from the ANC elective conference in Mangaung, scheduled for December 2012. This forum focusses on the question what kind of leadership the country needs in order to tackle current political and socio-economic challenges.
Local Elections in South Africa: Parties, People, Politics
What impact do local elections have on national politics? How are party politics affected? The new KAS publication, put together by Susan Booysen, explores how local politics interfaces with local government and the socio-economic base of society.
Summer Academy Southern Africa (SASA)
Preparing the Party for Election Campaigns
This annual KAS-workshop series addresses the need of political parties in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially those in opposition, to develop a better understanding of how to run a successful election campaign.
“Economic Justice for the Next Generation”
The conference will focus on the economic participation of young South Africans, and the challenges they face in accessing education and entering the labour market.
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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.
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.
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.
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