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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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Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum 27.05.2014

by Jan Wilhelm Ahmling

Youth Unemployment in South Africa: Challenges to Social Security and the Labour Market
Die KAS führt in Kooperation mit der Wochenzeitung Mail & Guardian und der nationalen Planungskommission der südafrikanischen Regierung eine Veranstaltungsreihe zum Thema Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Südafrika durch. Vier Vertreter aus Regierung, Wissenschaft und Arbeitgeberorganisationen diskutierten am 27. Mai 2014 über die Herausforderungen für soziale Sicherungssysteme und den Arbeitsmarkt.

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Internationale Rechtskonferenz an der Universität Pretoria

by Jan Wilhelm Ahmling

Vom 16. bis zum 17. Mai 2014 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung gemeinsam mit der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Pretoria (UP) eine juristische Fachkonferenz mit dem Titel „The Implementation of International Law in South Africa – Strengthening the Rule of Law by Following the German model?“. Auf dem Campus der UP diskutierten 62 Teilnehmer vergleichend das Vorgehen Deutschlands und Südafrikas zur Implementierung internationaler Verträge.

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Vertreter von Politik, Sozialen Unternehmen, Genossenschaften und Wissenschaft aus Südafrika zu Besuch in Berlin

Inlandsprogramme der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Soziales Unternehmertum ist das Thema des Inlandsprogramms, zu dem die KAS in der Zeit vom 17. bis 24. Mai sechs südafrikansiche Teilnehmer nach Deutschland eingeladen hat.

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Erster Afrikanischer Think-Tank-Gipfel

by Susan Platzdasch

Die Chancen und Herausforderungen für afrikanische Think-Tanks waren die Hauptthemen des ersten afrikanischen Think-Tank-Gipfels vom 3.-5. Februar in Pretoria. Zu den ca. 50 teilnehmenden Think Tanks aus Afrika zählten unter anderem das Africa Leadership Center (Kenia), das Institute for Democratic Governance (Ghana), die African Heritage Institution (Nigeria) und das Economic Policy Research Center (Uganda). Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung förderte die Veranstaltung über das KAS-Auslandsbüro Johannesburg.

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KAS-Alumni Dinner 2013

by Marius Glitz

Jährliches Stipendiatentreffen der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Südafrika
Zum Abschluss des akademischen Jahres 2013 lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 5. Dezember ihre aktuellen und ehemaligen Stipendiaten und Stipendiatinnen zu einem Abendessen im Länderbüro Johannesburg ein. Die jährliche Zusammenkunft der KAS-Alumni dient der Pflege eines Netzwerks hochqualifizierter Akademiker und des Gedankenaustauschs über aktuelle politische und gesellschaftliche Fragestellungen.

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20 Jahre Partnerschaft in Südafrika

by Holger Dix, Marius Glitz

KAS und DDP feiern Jubiläum
Die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) und das Democracy Development Programme (DDP) feierten vom 28. bis zum 30. Oktober in Durban gemeinsam mit 140 Vertretern der südafrikanischen Zivilgesellschaft das zwanzigjährige Jubiläum ihrer Partnerschaft.

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Development in Fragile Contexts: African Civil Society Recommendations for the EU-US Development Dialogue

by Sebastian Barnet Fuchs

Workshop from Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Global Public Policy Institute with African Civil Society on October 18
The objective of the African Civil Society Dialogue was to collect input from African civil society organizations and African experts on aid in fragile states. Outcomes from this workshop will be presented at the Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogue.

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"Egalitarian Liberalism"

by Matthias Wissing

Liberalismus und seine zukünftigen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten in Südafrika
Am 03. und 04. Oktober 2013 veranstaltete die KAS gemeinsam mit ihrem Partner, dem South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) eine Fachkonferenz, die sich mit dem Konzept des Liberalismus in Südafrika auseinandersetzte.

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No competitors, but partners to be

The BRICS states must first find their role in order to form a stable partnership with the EU
The association of the growing economies of Brasil, Russia, India, China and South Africa represents 40 percent of the world’s population and, as of now, 25 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Nevertheless, the chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Elmar Brok, doesn’t see the so-called BRICS states as competitors for Europe. “I am relatively relaxed by the potential threat of the BRICS for Europe”, Brok said at an event organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin.

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Annual SAIIA-KAS International Careers Evening

by Gillian Chigumira

Turning your passion into a profession
On Wednesday, 14 August 2013, SAIIA and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) held its Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers evening, addressing university students from around the Gauteng province. An astounding number of more than 300 students attended this year’s event, including a 60-member delegation from the University of Pretoria. Students also attended from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, University of South Africa and St Augustine’s College.