Events

Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Expert talk

Dangerous Aid: Humanitarians in Hostile Spaces

South Africa Israel Forum (SAIF) and KAS invites you to a talk on Dangerous Aid-Humanitarians in Hostile Spaces by Gal Lusky. Gal is an Ashoka Fellow, she works for Israel Flying Aid that brings humanitarian aid into war zones, even in places which are officially at war with Israel. The aim of the talk is to expand our understanding of the issues of humanitarian aid, refugees and geo-politics.

Study and Information Program

Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2019 (Gauteng)

Opportunities for students of humanities
The annual KAS-SAIIA careers evening informs learners and students what career opportunities a degree in the Humanities can open up. Students have the possibility to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarships.

Discussion

Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Roelf Meyer

This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Roelf Meyer.

Discussion

The Role of Community Media in Promoting Active Citizenship

Community media plays a critical role in educating citizens on many aspects of life, including democracy and nation building. The Democracy Development Program (DDP) brings together the content executives, academics and the civil society to the 2019 inaugural media summit.

Lecture

Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development cordially invites you to the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture with Marianne Thamm.

Book presentation

Book launch event: Election 2019 in Johannesburg

The brand-new election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy. Launch events in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will commemorate the launch of the book.

Expert talk

Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops' Conference) are hosting a dialogue with experts and leaders from both business and churches to explore how South African role players create a new "social contract" that addresses social justice alongside or with government programmes.
Part of a series of three events, this dialogue will bring business leaders, church leaders and senior experts from both sides together to focus on the following questions: “How do we restore trust and how can we create a new “social contract” – with alternative options to implement partnerships and agreements (apart from, or complementing government options)?
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Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Mpumalanga Province (Nelspruit)

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

Democracy Development Programme and My Vote Counts Political Summit on Electoral Accountability in Africa

On the 11th and 12th of July Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung with its partners will discuss electoral accountability in Africa together with activists, MPs & Electoral Commissioners. What happens when elections fall and how do we keep politicians accountable post elections?

Expert conference

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 2 - Centre for Unity in Diversity

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Centre for Unity and Diversity invite you to a discussion unpacking what counted in the 2019 election results, with reference to the March 2019 analysis of the same speakers.

Seminar

Anti-Xenophobia Seminar

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the South African Council of Churches invite interested stakeholders to the Anti-Xenophobia seminar. The aim of the seminar is to promote social cohesion by reflecting on xenophobia attacks, discuss the possible causes of the attacks and devising solutions to prevent future attacks. The seminar also aims to strengthen conflict resolution skills of community leaders and improve liaison with the government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.

Discussion

DDP´s 4th Annual Youth Indaba

Youth and Identity Building in a Complex Democracy

Discussion

Youth Event 2019

Stand Up For Human Rights
Together with our partner CFCR the KAS South Africa is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Human Rights Activism and the Youth Voice" on June 8 2019.

Event

2019 Election Observation Report

How did the South African National and Provincial Elections go according to the Experts? And what do you think? Take part in the debate!

Expert talk

Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of South Africa’s Historic Constitutional Transformation

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the FW de Klerk Foundation celebrate an evening event with the theme of defending the Constitution and looking to the future.

Event Reports

Das COP22-Abkommen: Auswirkungen und Möglichkeiten für Afrika

by Tilmann Feltes

Klimawandel als Entwicklungs- und nicht Umweltthematik
Die alljährliche Klimakonferenz des UN-FCCC begann am Freitag, 18. November 2016. Die teilnehmenden Regierungen versuchten dort gemeinsam mit Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft eine praktikable Umsetzung des Pariser Abkommens zu erarbeiten. Überschattet wurden die Gespräche von der Wahl Donald Trumps zum Präsidenten der USA. Das Land ist eines derjenigen, welches am meisten CO2 ausstößt, ob sich die Weltgemeinschaft im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel unter einem Präsidenten Trump jedoch weiterhin auf die USA als Partner verlassen kann, bleibt ungewiss.

Event Reports

Breakfast Discussion 2016: Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa

“Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa” was the theme of a breakfast discussion, which took place on 5th October 2016 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town. The event formed part of a breakfast discussion series, jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at the University of Stellenbosch with the financial support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Event Reports

Local Government Innovation Knowledge-Sharing Conference

Water- and Waste Management
“Local Government Innovation Knowledge Sharing Conference” was the title of a conference, which was held on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at the Office of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Cape Town. The aim of the conference, funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and jointly hosted by the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, SALGA and the Institute for Future Research (IFR), was to share knowledge, innovative ideas and best practice examples regarding sustainable Water- and Waste Management Systems between municipalities across South Africa.

Event Reports

Awards Evening: "Resisting Injustice"

The White Rose Art and Writing Project
In the context of the "White Rose Art Project," the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited high school learners, parents, and teachers on 18 August to take part in the opening of the exhibition that showcased the students’ artworks. Through exposure to the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, the project encouraged students from grade nine to twelve from schools all over the Western Cape to share their thoughts in form of poems or paintings regarding injustice in society.

Event Reports

Youth Dialogue in Bellville

The Importance of Active Citizenship
The event organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) brought together grade eleven and twelve learners from six different Western Cape High Schools to discuss young people’s concerns and political views. The aim of the discussion was to raise awareness for the need to become active citizens, social entrepreneurs and generally become more involved in the community.

Event Reports

Delegation aus Südafrika setzt sich mit Erinnerungskultur auseinander

Eine Delegation aus Südafrika besuchte vom 25.09. bis 01.10.2016 Berlin, Potsdam und Sachsenhausen. Die während des Studien- und Dialogprogramms erworbenen Erfahrungen sollen später in Bildungsveranstaltungen an Universitäten sowie im Rahmen von Dialogprogrammen und Seminaren der teilnehmenden KAS-Partnerorganisationen in Südafrika eingebracht werden. "Ernsthaftigkeit und Offenheit in Deutschland sind beeindruckend", so Gavin Morris, Leiter des Jüdischen Museums in Kapstadt.

Event Reports

Discourse Café with Prof. Rachel Jafta on Social Innovation

Business Solutions for Social Problems
The well-proven Discourse Café series organised by the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute and supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) provided a platform for Prof. Rachel Jafta, social entrepreneur and Associate Professor at the Economics Department at the University of Stellenbosch, to engage with young people and give them advice on how to solve social problems by using business skills.

Event Reports

Demokratien unter Druck und die Herausforderungen der Parteienzusammenarbeit

Mitarbeiterkonferenz des Teams Afrika südlich der Sahara in Kapstadt
Vom 24. bis zum 28. Oktober 2016 fand in Kapstadt (Südafrika) die Mitarbeiterkonferenz des Teams Afrika südlich der Sahara unter dem Thema "Demokratien unter Druck und die Herausforderungen der Parteienzusammenarbeit“ unter Anwesenheit von Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, Stellv. Generalsekretär der KAS, sowie Günter Nooke, Afrikabeauftragter der Bundeskanzlerin und des BMZ, statt. Die Gespräche im Rahmen der MAK wurden durch die Teilnahme der Staatspräsidenten a.D. Motlanthe und de Klerk sowie des Erzbischofs von Kapstadt bereichert.

Event Reports

Ein Tor für die Umwelt!

by Christina Teichmann

Erstes klimaneutrales Handballturnier in Kapstadt
Wie gut sich Sport eignet, um wichtige Themen wie Umwelt-und Klimaschutz einem jungen Publikum zu vermitteln, zeigte das erste klimaneutrale Handballturnier in Kapstadt, das die KAS in Kooperation mit ihrem Partner Play Handball ZA und dem Deutschen Handballbund (DHB) ausrichtete.

Event Reports

Symposium: New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism

Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts
The symposium examined whether and the extent to which constitutional and other rights-based approaches, including international and regional human rights, promote environmental protection.