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2019

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons
On 11 November, we invite you to join the Speakers Meeting hosted by the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Prof Lyal ...

Nov

2019

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons
On 11 November, we invite you to join the Speakers Meeting hosted by the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Prof Lyal ...
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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.

Seminar

Can Democrazy and Peace finally come to Mozambique?

The SAIFAC Africa Forum
The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a centre of the University of Johannesburg, is pleased to invite you to a seminar that will be held on the 13th November 2019 on the topic “CAN DEMOCRACY AND PEACE FINALLY COME TO MOZAMBIQUE? This event forms part of the SAIFAC Africa Forum, a series supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and in collaboration with Constitution Hill.

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

Xenophobia and South Africa

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 4 - Centre for Unity in Diversity
Join us for the fourth discussion for 2019 on November 14, hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) and the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD).

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.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

Training for the Limpopo 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 Limpopo Branch.

Expert conference

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.

Discussion

Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance

The Constitution @ Work
Join us for the fourth in a series of discussions for 2019, hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, the discussion will evolve around the topic “Unpacking the implications of the National Health Insurance.
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Expert talk

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.

Forum

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.

Discussion

Lessons from Germany’s Social Partnership

Panel Discussion
On the occasion of the the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall we invite you to join us for our panel discussion on the October 31, 2019, where we will discuss together with German and South African experts the success of the German reunification.

Discussion

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”.

Expert talk

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.

Discussion

Freedom of Expression v Hate Speech: Are we Striking a Balance in South Africa?

Roundtable Discussion
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.

Expert conference

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.

Expert talk

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.

Event Reports

The Annual KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening in Cape Town

On October 2, 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) organized its annual careers evening for students of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The event offered participants the opportunity to inform themselves and exchange ideas about career opportunities, career paths, scholarships and internships.

Event Reports

Book launch: "Democracy under Threat - A Crisis of Legitimacy?"

Edited by Ursula van Beek
On the 20th of September, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and Transformation Research Unit (TRU) - University of Stellenbosch hosted the book launch of “Democracy under Threat – A Crisis of Legitimacy?” edited by Ursula van Beek. The event was held at the Headquarter of SAIIA. It was attended by over fifty delegates consisting of diplomats, politicians, academics as well as students.

Event Reports

Social Cohesion Conference 2018

Social Cohesion Conference seeks to create conversations around burning issues
On the 26th of September 2018 our partner Development Democracy Program in conjunction with the Durban University of Technology, Peace Oasis International and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation held its first International Social Cohesion in Durban, aimed at elevating and deliberating conversations about social cohesion above race, and unearth other causes of divisions in the society. The conference was attended by civil society, political leaders, youth, academics as well as ordinary citizens from all over KZN and other provinces.

Event Reports

Traditional Leadership and Authority versus Local Government

The Coexistence of Traditional and Local Governance Structures in a Democratic Dispensation: Challenges and Successes
On the 13th and 14th of September, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the North-West University (NWU) hosted a conference on the topic ‘Traditional Leadership and Authority versus Local Government’ in Potchefstroom. The overall objective of the conference is to explore and engage in a practical fashion with the interactions between traditional leadership and a modern democracy based on constitutional values such as human dignity, equality and freedom. The conference was attended by 64 participants representing the academia, local government as well as traditional leadership.

Event Reports

Annual KAS-SAIIA Careers Evening 2018 (Gauteng)

On 7 August 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted the annual KAS-SAIIA Humanities Careers Evening 2018. This year event, which followed on the success of the previous ones, carried the theme of “Unlimited paths with your humanities degree”. 312 participants, including recent humanities graduates and current students from Gauteng-based universities were exposed to the different career paths and opportunities available to them after the completion of their degrees.

Event Reports

Public Procurement Law Training, Free State and Northern Cape

TRAINING FOR THE NORTHERN CAPE AND FREE STATE BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR (PP)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targeted officers of the Public Protector Northern Cape and Free State Branch.

Event Reports

Whither Zimbabwe after the Elections?

A Discussion on the Zimbabwe general elections
On 21 August, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC), a Centre of the University of Johannesburg with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa organized a discussion session on the Zimbabwe general elections which took place on 30 July 2018.

Event Reports

Managing the digital Revolution in South Africa

by Moritz Sprenker

Round Table Discussion with renowned South African and German experts on Digitalisation
Disruption, Artificial Intelligence, Driver of Change - The Digital Revolution has been one of the most passionately and controversially discussed topics throughout the last few years. The round table discussion on 29 August 2018 focused on this future-shaping phenomenon and was jointly organized by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Business School of Johannesburg. The event was part of a world-wide discussion series.

Event Reports

Breaking the Fetters in Johannesburg

A Film Screening of Breaking the Fetters by Hennie Serfontein
On the 20th of August, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa hosted a film screening of the film ‘Breaking the Fetters’, directed by Hennie Serfontein.

Event Reports

Public Procurement Law Training, Eastern Cape

TRAINING FOR THE EASTERN CAPE BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR (PP)
In continuation of the training programme for the Office of the Public Protector (PP), this workshop targeted officers of the Public Protector Eastern Cape Branch.