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2019

Public Procurement Law Training, Mpumalanga Province (Nelspruit)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targets investigators of the PP Mpumalanga Branch.

Jul

2019

Public Procurement Law Training, Mpumalanga Province (Nelspruit)
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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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)?

Book presentation

Book launch event: Election 2019 in Durban

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.
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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.

Expert conference

Election Post Mortem

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Centre for Constitutional Rights invite you to a panel discussion on the 2019 South African General Election results.

Event Reports

Günter Nooke in Südafrika

by Werner Böhler

Günter Nooke, der G8-Afrika-Beauftragte der Bundeskanzlerin, war anlässlich der Konferenz „Strengthening the UNSC: Tapping into the German and South African Experience“ Ende Mai in Südafrika. Die gemeinsam von der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung und der Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung sowie deren Partnern South African Institute of International Affairs und dem Institute for Secutiry Studies organisierte Tagung beschäftigte sich vor allem mit der Frage, welchen Beitrag Südafrika und Deutschland als nicht-ständige Mitglieder zur Konsensbildung im Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen leisten können.

Event Reports

Willkommen im Club der Mächtigen. Was nun?

by Dag Zimen

Konferenz zur gemeinsamen Mitgliedschaft Deutschlands und Südafrikas im UN-Sicherheitsrat
"Strengthening the UNSC: Tapping the German and South African Experience" lautete der Titel einer zweitägigen Konferenz in Pretoria, die die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), die Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSS), das Institute for Security Studies (ISS) und das South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Botschaft in Pretoria organisierten. Diplomaten und Regierungsvertreter, Parlamentarier und Politanalysten verorteten die Rollen und Perspektiven beider Länder im Rund des „Nowegian Room“ des UN-Hauptquartiers in New York.

Event Reports

The Relevance of International Standards for Labour Law and Social Security

Call for Papers
The organisers of the international conference "INTERACTION BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LABOUR LAW AND SOCIAL SECURITY: STANDARDS AND METHODS", to be hosted on 13-14 October 2011 at the University of Stellenbosch invite academics and practitioners to submit research and policy based papers.

Event Reports

Twittern und Web-TV: digitale Wahlhelfer in der Republik Südafrika

by Markus Brauckmann

Workshop in Durban mit dem "Multi Party"-Ansatz
Ob Onlinewerbung auf Facebook, die Verteilung des Parteiprogramms auf Memory-Sticks oder interaktive Kommunikation via Twitter: Quer durch Südafrikas Parteienlandschaft experimentieren die Wahlkampfstrategen derzeit mit den neuen digitalen Instrumenten der Politischen Kommunikation.

Event Reports

Besuch beim südafrikanischen Verfassungsgericht

by Werner Böhler

Auf Einladung von Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke besuchten der Bundesverfassungsrichter Prof. Herbert Landau, der Leiter des regionalen Rechtsstaatsprogramms Subsahara-Afrika der KAS, Prof. Dr. Christian Roschmann und der KAS-Landesbeauftragte für Südafrika, Dr. Werner Böhler, das südafrikanische Verfassungsgericht. Dem Besuch schloss sich eine KAS-Veranstaltung zum Thema "Constitutional Court between Law and Politics' an, die sich mit dem Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Politik und Verfassungsgericht unter Einbeziehung von Erfahrungen aus Deutschland und Suedafrika auseinandersetzte.

Event Reports

Apartheid und Mauerfall-Versoehnung und Wiedervereinigung

Bericht von KAS-Stipendiaten Stephanie Adam und Andreas Krasemann
Im Rahmen der Deutschen Kulturwochen organisierte das Deutsche Generalkonsulat in Kapstadt vom 7.-8. Dezember 2010 ein Youth Symposium mit ca. 20 Teilnehmern aus Deutschland und Suedafrika. Waehrend sich der erste Tag mit der Frage beschaeftigte, wie junge Deutsche und Suedafrikaner mit ihrer juengsten Geschichte umgehen, stand am zweiten Tag des Symposiums das Thema' Klimawandel' im Fokus. KAS-Stipendiaten Stephanie Adam und Andreas Krasemann nahmen an der Veranstaltung teil und schildern im nachfolgenden Bericht ihre Eindruecke.

Event Reports

The Things that Unite Us

by Christina Teichmann

Konferenz der FW de Klerk Foundation
"The Things that Unite us" was the title of a conference held on 2. February 2011 and hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung that focussed on the unifying factors in South African society, such as Sport, Ubuntu, universal values and last but not least the South African Constitution. This post-conference publication includes the speeches made by former President FW de Klerk, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Magkoba, Rugby Player Morne' du Plessis, and other prominent South Africans.

Event Reports

No 'one cheque fits all' for SA politics

Book Review
Anthony Butler analyzes in his new book 'Paying for Politics: Party Funding and Political Change in SA and the Global South' why Party Funding is such a difficult area to regulate and why a 'one size fits all' approach won't work. The book further explores the experiences of selected countries, such as Mexico, Malaysia, Botswana, Russia, Brazil and South Africa, through the pens of a range of contributors, as well as the latest thinking on international best practice. The book, funded by Konrad-Aenauer-Stiftung, is published by Jacana.

Event Reports

Das liebe Geld

by Jennifer Howe (geb. Schuster)

Parteienfinanzierung in Suedafrika
Vor den letzten südafrikanischen Parlamentswahlen im Jahr 2009 wurde deutlich, dass die Parteienfinanzierung eine Grauzone in der südafrikanischen Gesetzgebung darstellt. Parteispenden an die Regierungs- und Oppositionsparteien können von den Wählern und Wählerinnen nicht nachvollzogen werden, wer wem wie viel und vor allem für was bezahlt, bleibt verschlossen.

Event Reports

Vom Fall der Berliner Mauer bis zur Deutschen Einheit

by Werner Böhler

KAS-Ehrenvorsitzender Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel in Südafrika
Am historischen 9. November hielt Prof. Dr. Bernhard Vogel nicht nur einen bemerkenswerten Vortrag über den Weg vom Fall der Berliner Mauer bis zur Deutschen Einheit vor etwa 200 Zuhörern aus der deutschen Gemeinde in Kapstadt. Für die Gäste war es zugleich die Schilderung gelebter Geschichte, die Prof. Vogel in maßgeblicher politischer Verantwortung mitgestaltet hat.