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

The emerging multilayered security architecture: German and South African perspectives on regional and global governance

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with its partners, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies hosted a series of conference on the German and South African non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council. The last workshop on the emerging multilayered security architecture was organized by the HSS and ISS. The conference report is now available online.

Event Reports

Welches Wirtschaftssystem für Südafrika?

by Werner Böhler

Sechs Experten informieren sich in Deutschland zum Thema Soziale Marktwirtschaft
Als regionale wirtschaftliche Führungsmacht sowie Mitglied der G 20 und der BRICS-Staaten hat Südafrika eine besondere Verantwortung gegenüber den übrigen Ländern Subsahara-Afrikas und weltweit. Politische und wirtschaftliche Stabilität sind eine wichtige Voraussetzung, um dieser Rolle gerecht zu werden. Obwohl das Land die jüngste globale Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise relativ gut überstanden hat, gibt es eine andauernde Debatte über das künftige Wirtschaftssystem.

Event Reports

Der arabische Frühling

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

KAS-SAIIA ALUMNI DISKUTIEREN ÜBER DIE UMBRÜCHE IM NAHEN OSTEN UND NORDAFRIKA
Der arabische Frühling hält die Welt seit Dezember 2010 im Atem. Bislang haben die Aufstände im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika zu Regiemumstürzen in Tunesien und Ägypten geführt. In Libyen hat nach dem Tod von Muammar al-Gaddafi der Nationale Übergangsrat die politische Macht übernommen. Das fünfte „KAS-SAIIA Alumni Dinner“ wurde zum Anlass genommen, die Umbrüche in der arabischen Welt zu diskutieren. Ein Beitrag von Jennifer Schuster.

Event Reports

KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2011

The purpose of the 2011 SAIIA/KAS Careers Evening, that took place on 28th September at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, was to provide a platform for postgraduate university students in the studies of International Relations, Economics, Law and Journalism to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available to them. The event included a careers exhibition, followed by a panel of speakers from the selected sectors, who discussed their individual career paths and provided useful advice.

Event Reports

Supporting Government Policy Making: Sharing South African and German Think Tank Experience

Conference Report
South Africa and Germany have a well developed think tank community, ranking among the best in their respective regions. They can play a key role as ‘analysis channels’ in assisting their governments in their global roles. The 21st century global environment, however, requires think tanks to focus and evaluate constantly how relevant their work is for policy makers. Therefore KAS with its partner SAIIA, supported by the ISS, HSS and the German Embassy, convened a workshop with representatives from German and South African think tanks, journalists and government representatives.

Event Reports

Summer Academy Southern Africa

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

Unter dem Titel "Preparing the Party for Election Campaigns" nahmen 18 Nachwuchspolitiker aus Südafrika, Simbabwe, Malawi, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, Mosambik und Namibia an der diesjaehrigen Summer Academy Southern Africa (SASA) der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Johannesburg teil. Eine Woche lang tauschten die Nachwuchspolitiker Erfahrungen und Informationen aus und erlernten neue Strategien für erfolgreiches Wahlkampfmanagement.

Event Reports

Austausch von Erfahrungen südafrikanischer und deutscher Think Tanks im Bereich der UN-Sicherheitspolitik

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

Wie können Think Tanks mit ihrer Expertise die Regierung im Entscheidungsfindungsprozess unterstützen? Inwieweit werden Think Tanks von politischen Entscheidungsträgern konsultiert? Wie ist das Verhältnis zwischen Regierung und Think Tanks? Zusammen mit SAIIA, ISS, der Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung und mit Unterstuetzung der Deutschen Botschaft, organisierte die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) am 25. August 2011 ein Expertengespräch zwischen Vertretern von südafrikanischen und deutschen Think Tanks, Journalisten und Regierungsvertretern. Der Veranstaltungsbericht ist jetzt online abrufbar.

Event Reports

Strengthening the UNSC: Tapping into German and South African Experience

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with its partners, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies hosted a conference on the German and South African non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The conference was kindly supported by the German Embassy in South Africa and zivik. The conference report is now available online.

Event Reports

Host City Cape Town Green Goal Legacy Report

A year after the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Host City Cape Town’s award-winning environmental programme, Green Goal 2010, was in the spotlight again, when its 130-page Legacy Report was launched. The report captures the spirit and intent of Cape Town’s “triple bottom line” approach to sustainably hosting the World Cup, describing the environmental, social and economic context of hosting the event.

Event Reports

Was bleibt von der Fußballweltmeisterschaft in Südafrika?

by Werner Böhler

Green Goal 2010 Legacy Report für die Westkap-Provinz und die WM-Stadt Kapstadt vorgestellt
Exakt ein Jahr nach dem Ende der ersten Weltmeisterschaft in der Region Afrika wurde am 11. Juli 2011 im Stadtparlament von Kapstadt der Abschlussbericht über die Green Goal Initiativen vorgestellt. 42 konkrete Projekte, die die Umweltauswirkungen für die Provinz und die Stadt mindern und zu nachhaltigen Investitionen in Zusammenhang mit diesem großen Sportereignis führen sollten, wurden über einen Zeitraum von vier Jahren erarbeitet.