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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.


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”.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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.


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.


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.

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DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019

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.

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KwaZulu-Natal Democracy and Election Forum

KZNCC and DDP collaborate to reignite the KZN Democracy Forum
Democracy Development Program in partnership with the KZN Christian Council convened a meeting with civil society and religious leaders who have an interest in participating in a civil society entitative with regards to the upcoming national elections in South Africa. This was to provide among others, an understanding of the changing political context in KwaZul- Natal.

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Looking Ahead for 2018

Local and International Change Scenarios
“The future of South Africa depends on how much emphasis will be set on prioritizing economic growth and building a unified political and civil society” was the leading argument by Dr. Jakkie Cilliers from the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) at the first breakfast briefing, jointly hosted by the School for Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 15th February 2018 at the Sun Square Hotel in Cape Town.

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FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2018: South Africa Beyond State Capture and Corruption

Defending and strengthening the valuable South African Constitution
“South Africa beyond State Capture and Corruption” was the title of this year’s annual FW de Klerk Conference held on the 2nd of February 2018 in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The leading question addressed by former South African president F.W. de Klerk was how South Africans “as a country are going to re-establish a system of governance that is characterised by integrity – with key institutions that operate in the public interest effectively, professionally, efficiently and without fear, favour or prejudice”.

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Is Zimbabwe Really in a Post-Mugabe Era?

On Wednesday, the 17th of January 2018, Prof. Brian Raftopoulos, formally Professor for Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust, gave a presentation on the events leading to the resignation of Zimbabwe´s former president Robert Mugabe and the country’s future political and economic outlook. The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), a highly rated think tank specializing in International Relations issues and long-term partner of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, hosted the event in Cape Town.

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Umfragetrends: Aussöhnung und soziale Kohäsion in Südafrika

2017 South African reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Report
Seit mehr als einer Dekade misst das South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB), das auf einer repräsentativen Meinungsumfrage basiert, den Prozess der Aussöhnung unter Südafrikanern. Der aktuelle 2017 SARB-Report liegt jetzt vor.

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Der Präsident und seine Hüter: Die, die Zuma an der Macht und aus dem Gefängnis halten

Zum letzten Mal in diesem Jahr lud die South African UBUNTU Foundation am 8. Dezember 2017 zu einem Netzwerktreffen ein. Mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), des Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) und weiteren Sponsoren hieß Kevin Chaplin, Geschäftsführer Ubuntu Foundation, die anwesenden Gäste der ausgebuchten Veranstaltung in den Räumlichkeiten des Atlantic Beach Country Club in Melkbosstrand herzlich willkommen. Gastredner war an diesem Tag Jacques Pauw, Autor des brisanten politischen Bestsellers „The President`s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison“

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Simbabwe: Enge Verflechtung von politischer Führung und Militär prägt nach wie vor das Machtgefüge

by David Mbae

Diskussion über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Simbabwe
In Kooperation mit SAIIA organisierte das AB Südafrika mit Unterstützung des AB Simbabwe eine Diskussionsveranstaltung zur Situation in Simbabwe und den Implikationen für die weitere Entwicklung des Landes.

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Südafrika heute: Von gebrochenen Versprechungen und veruntreuten Geldern

Am 5. Dezember 2017 fand in den Räumlichkeiten der Deutschen Internationalen Schule Kapstadt (DSK) mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) eine Frühstücksdiskussionsrunde mit Enthüllungsjournalistin Vicky Jane Robinson für Schüler der achten bis elften Klasse, deren Lehrer und interessierten Eltern statt. Nach einer eindrucksvollen Darstellung der aktuellen Sachlage Südafrikas rund um das Thema „State Capture“ durch Frau Robinson konnte das interessierte Publikum Fragen zum Thema stellen. Ein Veranstaltungsbericht von KAS Forschungsassistentin Ruth Hejtmanek

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The Politics of Poverty and Inequality

Roundtable Series: Number 4
Am 16. November 2017 fand bereits zum vierten Mal in diesem Jahr eine Diskussionsrunde statt, die vom Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organisiert wurde. Unter dem Titel „The Politics of Poverty and Inequality“ wurde in der gut besuchten Abendveranstaltung in Kapstadt, rege über die Problematik der Armut und Ungleichheit in Südafrika und mögliche politische Lösungsansätze diskutiert.

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Umwelt und Sport

In der zweitägigen Veranstaltung PLAY HANDBALL SUPERCUP am 27. und 28. Oktober 2017 an der Deutschen Internationalen Schule in Kapstadt (DSK) hatten es sich die Veranstalter, die NRO Play Handball ZA und die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) zur Aufgabe gemacht, Sport und Umwelterziehung zu kombinieren.