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

267 Tage vor dem Anpfiff

by Werner Böhler

2010 FIFA World Cup Green Goal Progress Report Host City Cape Town
„Es genügt nicht, die Infrastruktur sowie die technischen und personellen Voraussetzungen zu schaffen, und bei der Planung eines Weltsportereignisses – wie der Fußball-WM 2010 – die Umweltziele zu berücksichtigen. Vielmehr ist es wichtig, dass daraus ein Bewusstsein bei den Menschen entsteht und alle Bürger der Stadt, der Provinz, des Landes sowie die internationalen Gäste bei der Verwirklichung dieser Ziele engagiert mitmachen!“

Event Reports

Host City Cape Town Green Goal Progress Report

The Green Goal Progress Report is the product of a second round of KAS workshops for the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government. It monitors the timely implementation of the 41 Green Goal projects that were identified in the Green Goal Action Plan. The report shares success stories but also highlights hurdles that still need to be overcome in order to ensure an environmentally friendly World Cup.

Event Reports

Summer Academy Southern Africa

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Politiker aus dem südlichen Afrika diskutieren das Thema „Parteienfinanzierung“
14 Politiker aus Südafrika, Simbabwe, Malawi, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, Mosambik und Namibia haben eine Woche lang im Rahmen der “Summer Academy Southern Africa” in Johannesburg Erfahrungen und Informationen ausgetauscht.

Event Reports

'Making Democracy Work: Comparing the South African and the German Constitution'

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Prof. Thomas von Danwitz und Justice Kate O'Regan zu Gast bei einer Veranstaltung der KAS-Südafrika
Wo gibt es Unterschiede, wo Gemeinsamkeiten in den Verfassungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Republik Südafrika? In welchem historischen Kontext sind die beiden Dokumente entstanden? Wie sieht die Verfassungswirklichkeit aus und was sind die zentralen verfassungsrechtlichen Herausforderungen in Deutschland und Südafrika? Dies waren nur einige der Fragen, die am 20. August im ehemaligen Women’s Jail in Johannesburg diskutiert wurden.

Event Reports

Auftakt der Serie: "A long walk to Democracy-Celebrating milestones of freedom and unity

60 Jahre Bundesrepublik, 20 Jahre Mauerfall, 15 Jahre Demokratisches Südafrika: Für die Adenaur-Stiftung in Südafrika gibt es im Jahr 2009 gleich drei Jubiläen zu feiern. Gemeinsam mit dem Goethe-Institut Johannesburg und fünf weiteren Partnern hat die KAS Südafrika die Serie “A long walk to Democracy – Celebrating milestones of freedom and unity“ ins Leben gerufen. Sieben Veranstaltungen in Johannesburg, Kapstadt und Durban stehen im Laufe des Jahres auf dem Programm – darunter sowohl politische Diskussionen als auch kulturelle Feierlichkeiten.

Event Reports

Scoping, Planning and Implementing the Carbon Offsetting Plan for the HC Cape Town

Workshop Report
Angelehnt an das Umweltkonzept "Green Goal" unternimmt auch Südafrika den Versuch, die Fußballweltmeisterschaft zu einem klimaneutralen Großereignis werden zu lassen. Die Host City Kapstadt hat dafür eigens einen Maßnahmenkatalog erstellt. Mit einer neuen Workshopreihe unte

Event Reports

Lake Kivu Consensus

An agenda for a competiveness Africa
The Lake Kivu Consensus is the fruit of debate at two meetings in Italy and Rwanda in 2008, which identified competiveness as the critical element in an African strategy to increase employment and prosperity. The document proposes actions that African states can take, together with the private sector, NGO's and aid donors, to improve the continents economic competiveness.

Event Reports

Briefing Paper: Provincial and Local Government Review

In November 2008, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) facilitated a series of workshops to discuss issues related to the functioning of provincial and local governments. The workshops were held to discuss the policy review of provincial and local governments that was announced in August 2007. The most recent occassional paper by KAS entiteled "Review of provinces and local governments in South Africa. constitutional foundations and practice" (De Villiers, ed 2008) was launched at the workshops and formed the basis for the discussions. The workshops which were held in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town, attracted a wide and diverse audience from all political groupings. Representatives from all spheres of government participated. The discussions were most informative and constructive. The attached document entails a summary of the workshops discussions and outcomes.

Event Reports

„Die Geschichte wird die Leistungen anerkennen“

by Werner Böhler

Prinz Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi ist 80 Jahre
Zu einer offiziellen Geburtstagsfeier lud Mangosuthu Buthelezi in das Durban Exhibition Center ein. Einige hundert Gäste folgten der Einladung, um die historischen Verdienste dieses großen südafrikanischen Staatsmanns würdig zu feiern. Neben SE King Goodwill Zwelithini waren Minister der nationalen Ebene, Minister und Funktionsträger der Provinzregierung KwaZulu/Natal, Traditional Leader, Vertreter der Justiz, der Oppositionsparteien, internationale Gäste sowie wichtige Persönlichkeiten aus Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft vertreten. Aber auch viele Freunde und die Vielzahl der Kinder und Enkelkinder nahmen an der gelungenen Feier teil.

Event Reports

Präsident des EU-Parlaments zu Gast im KAS-Büro Südafrika

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Die politische und humanitäre Situation in Simbabwe, der möglicherweise kurz bevorstehende Bruch der südafrikafrikanischen Regierungspartei African National Congress (ANC), Europas Engagement in Afrika und die Zukunft der afrikanischen Union: Während seines Besuchs bei der KAS in Johannesburg gab es für den Präsidenten des Europäischen Parlaments, Hans-Gert Pöttering, jede Menge Themen zu besprechen. Im Rahmen seiner offiziellen Reise nach Südafrika und Äthiopien legte der Parlaments-Präsident mit seiner Delegation einen Zwischenstopp bei der Adenauer-Stiftung in Johannesburg ein. Um ihm einen tieferen Einblick in die zurzeit in Medien, Politik und Wirtschaft geführten Diskussionen rund um die Region am Kap zu geben, hatten das Länderbüro Südafrika und das Medienprogramm Subsahara-Afrika zwei Veranstaltungen organisiert.