Events

Expert talk

National Church Leaders Consultation (NCLC)

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Most Reverend Archbishop Makgoba (Archbishop of Cape Town, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa) are hosting a consultation with all major South African faith and church leaders.

Discussion

The Constitution @ Work: Breakfast Discussion Series 2019

Join us for the third in a series of breakfast discussions for 2019, hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On October 29, the discussion will evolve around the topic “Unpacking the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture: The Pros and the Cons”.

Forum

DDP Public Forum

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Democracy Development Program invites you to a public forum to engage on the Economic Policy document released for public comment by Treasury.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng

This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) will open the floor for Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng.

Expert talk

Brazilians at each other's throats: Lessons for South Africa about populism

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, please join SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as Professor Lyal White unpacks how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be applied to South Africa.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Mpumalanga 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 Mpumalanga 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.
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Discussion

Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?

On October 17, 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and KAS will be hosting the third roundtable discussion, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A round. Our three speakers will be discussing hate speech as a topic of growing importance in the age of social media as well as implications for the South African government and society.

Expert conference

Strong Cities 2030 Conference 2019

Innovative approaches to overcome urban inequality
The Conference, jointly hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the City of Johannesburg will focus on the theme “Inequality” and explore innovative approaches on how to overcome inequality in terms of spatial planning, modes of transport, economic opportunities and city governance.

Expert talk

South Africa's Presidency of the UN Security Council: Perspectives, Challenges and Limitations

The Department of International Relations at Wits University is South Africa's leading institute in research and teaching African international affairs. Regional Powers in Global Politics accompanies South Africa's membership in the UN Security Council during 2019-2020. It consists of a series of six roundtables each dedicated to a particular theme. The overarching topic is the role of regional powers in global affairs which is characterised by a return of great power politics and erosion of multilateralism.

Symposium

Symposium on catalysing indigenous languages

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, University of Limpopo and Indigenous Language Action Forum invites you to a symposium on Catalysing Indigenous Languages.

Study and Information Program

Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Western Cape)

The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening is a platform for learners and students to exchange, to network and to explore possible career opportunities in the political field. Participants get the chance to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarship programmes.

Forum

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019

Cape Town
Together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invites you to join the 2nd Annual Social Cohesion Conference.

Lecture

Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
Tim Hughes is an internationally renowned expert on global economy and international relations and a successful book author. On the 17th of September, 2019, he will provide the audience with insights on corporate diplomacy and its challenges.

Expert conference

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019

Durban
Together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invites you to join the 2nd Annual Social Cohesion Conference.

Event Reports

Community Awareness Outreach at Maluwa Village in Zomba, Malawi

The community outreach was aimed at boosting the knowledge in rural communities in Zomba about women’s rights to access, own, use and control land, and enhance the women’s capacity to protect and claim these rights.

Event Reports

Community Awareness Outreach at Sani II Village in Zomba-Malawi

by Samson Lembani

The objective for the community awareness outreach was to contribute towards ensuring that women are informed of their rights and the traditional and codified legal context as well as possible legal recourse and show first steps of demanding these rights.

Event Reports

Managing Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa: The Developmental Approach

The event held at the Mountain Club of South Africa in Cape Town on the 22nd of March 2018, jointly hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) Western Cape Branch and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), provided a platform for a lively debate on the question of how to manage migration from Sub-Saharan Africa in a developmental approach.

Event Reports

Orientation Workshop for Traditional Leaders in Zomba

by Samson Lembani

Sensitization training workshop for traditional leaders on the new land law in Malawi.
The orientation workshop for traditional leaders was held at Nsondole Teachers Development Centre in Zomba-Malawi. It aimed at ensuring that in settling land disputes, traditional authorities increasingly consider codified law and strengthen the position of women in issues of land use and land ownership. The workshop focused on how the past and present legal framework of land laws have undermined women’s land rights in Malawi. It was an introductory training workshop for two lower tiers in the traditional leadership in Malawi namely Group Village Headmen/women and Village Headmen/women.

Event Reports

Together for Justice

Exploring contemporary challenges for churches and civil society
“Together for Justice – Exploring contemporary challenges for churches and civil society in the context of post-colonial Southern African and German Partnerships” was the title of the conference jointly organized by the South African Council of Churches (SACC), the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland (EKD), the Desmond Tutu Centre, the Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa Institute, the Centre for Christian Spirituality and Kairos Southern Africa with financial support of the KAS. The conference took place from the 14th to the 17th of March 2018 at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Event Reports

Event Report: Human Rights Report Card Launch 2018

On Monday, 23rd of March 2018 the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) in co-operation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) welcomed the audience to the launch of the Human Rights Report Card 2018 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town. The Human Rights Report Card assesses and monitors the implementation of human rights in South Africa on an annual basis. The report was launched for the ninth time.

Event Reports

Human Rights and Governance Implications of the Water Crisis in the City of Cape Town

Roundtable Discussion
On Tuesday, the 6th of March 2018, the Dullah Omar Institute (DOI) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic “Human Rights and Governance Implications of the Water Crisis in the City of Cape Town” at the Pepper Club Hotel in Cape Town. The roundtable discussion with distinguished panelists from academia, civil society and the City of Cape Town provided the audience with a platform for a fruitful exchange about the impacts of the water crisis and the challenges it poses in terms of cooperative governance.

Event Reports

Dialogue in Contemporary South Africa: Opportunities and Risks

CUD Roundtable Series 2018: Nr. 1
“Dialogue in Contemporary South Africa: Opportunities and Risks” was the title of the first roundtable discussion on 1st March 2018, organized by the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) at the Sun Square Hotel in Cape Town. The well attended event with renowned academic and author Prof. Jonathan Jansen as guest speaker provided the audience with a platform for a fruitful exchange about the shift in campus culture.

Event Reports

Multilingualism Conference

by Nancy Msibi

The Importance of Multilingualism in promoting and deepening social cohesion and nation building in South Africa
South Africa has eleven official languages namely English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, South Sotho, Tswana, North Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Swati and Ndebele. However, English is dominant in society but especially in workplaces and schools. Afrikaans used to have prominence however, its importance is slowly diminishing but the rest of the African Languages are still lagging behind. In recent times, there have been students’ protests especially at institutions of Higher Learning, the students’ main concern is that they do not want to learn in Afrikaans mostly preferring to be taught in English.

Event Reports

Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue

The Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue is done in cooperation with the South African Council of Churches in Gauteng. It forms part of a series of events which aims at the eradication of xenophobia and promotion of social cohesion by strengthening conflict resolution skills of community leaders, improving liaison with Government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.The first Dialogue took place on the 14th of February 2018 at Khotso House in Johannesburg.