Events

Forum

The Women's Room

Upgrading the status of domestic workers

Seit dem 01. April 2003 sind auch Hausangestellte in die allgemeine Arbeitslosenversicherung aufzunehmen. Ihr bislang informeller und keiner gesetzlichen Regelung unterworfener Status erhält dadurch eine beträchtliche Aufwertung.

Forum

The Women's Room

Women and the Social Security System

Statistiken belegen, dass vor allem Frauen von Armut betroffen sind. Das Seminar zielt darauf ab, die Struktur des Sozialen Netzes in Suedafrika aufzuzeigen, Schwachstellen zu identifizieren und Verbesserungsmoeglichkeiten zu diskutieren.

Seminar

The Women's Room

How to use the Internet strategically

Das Internet bietet vielfältige Chancen, die von Frauen bislang nicht ausreichend genutzt wurden. Dieser Training Workshop soll Frauen mit dem immer noch neuen Medium vertraut machen und Ihnen zeigen, wie sie es für eigene Interessen nutzen können.

Workshop

Training für COPE-Parteimitglieder

Zur Vorbereitung auf die Wahlen 2014

2013 beginnt die KAS formell Ihre Zusammenarbeit mit dem Congress of the People (COPE). Als Auftaktveranstaltung findet nahe Bloemfontein (Mangaung) ein zweitägiger Workshop zur Vorbereitung der Partei auf die nationalen Parlamentswahlen 2014 statt.

Seminar

Verfassung und Recht IV

Welche Fortschritte macht die verfassungsstaatliche Entwicklung in Südafrika? Als Anhaltspunkte dienen die Kommunalwahlen 2000 und die im Anschluss erfolgte politische Arbeit auf kommunaler Ebene.

Lecture

Vom Fall der Mauer zur Deutschen Einheit

Vortrag des KAS-Ehrenvorsitzenden Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel

Im Rahmen der Deutschen Kulturwochen am Kap, hielt Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel am historischen 9. November einen Vortrag über den Weg vom Fall der Berliner Mauer zur Deutschen Einheit vor rund 200 Zuhörern der deutschen Gemeinde in Kapstadt.

Workshop

Women's Room

Globalisation's Impact on Southern Africa's Women

Welche Folgen hat der Globalisierungsprozess auf die Lebensumstände von Frauen im südlichen Afrika? Frauen aus allen Bereichen der Gesellschaft sind eingeladen, um den für sie wichtigen Aspekten dieses Themas nachzugehen.

Workshop

Women's Room

Bereits seit 1993 kommen Frauen auf Initiative der KAS in regelmäßigen Abständen zusammen. Im "Women´s Room" diskutieren sie aktuelle Themen, die ihre zivilgesellschaftliche Rolle im neuen Südafrika betreffen.

Expert conference

Über Frieden zu Wohlstand?

Herausforderungen der Konfliktlösung und Friedensschaffung in Afrika

Trotz vereinzelter gegenläufiger Entwicklungen prägen nach wie vor Konflikte den afrikanischen Kontinent. Wie kann die Gewalt gestoppt und dauerhafter Friede erreicht werden?

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.