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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Seminar

Dialogue on Faith and Economics

On May 28, cardinal Reinhard Marx (German Catholic Church highest representative) visited archbishop Thabo Makgoba (Primate of the Anglican Church of South Africa), to discuss the topic of social market economy and faith.

Discussion

Expropriation, Corruption and the State: Is the Venezuelan experience relevant in South Africa?

How are opposition and civil society dealing with the current situation and a dictatorial government in Venezuela? What can the world learn from the Venezuelan experience?

Workshop

DDP Social Media Workshop for Political Parties

The commercial world successfully uses Social Media platforms to grow brand awareness and increase sales. Political parties, at all levels, can use Social Media to connect at a deeper level with voters.

Discussion

Africa-Europe Migration Forum

Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Flows
Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with Pan-African Parliament, SAIIA, the UNHCR and EU delegation will host a forum on Europe-Africa: Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Flows.

Conversation

Discourse Café with Wendy Pekeur

Struggles of the working class
The FVZS Institute and KAS cordially invite you to the 3rd Discourse Cafe "Struggles of the working class" with Wendy Jasmine Pekeur as the guest speaker. The aim of the series is to promote a culture of informed debate on various topical issues.

Discussion

#Icount: Election 2019

Ikusasa Comprehensive School
The seminars will take place in diverse schools in Gauteng. The aim is to encourage the youths, especially first time voters, to actively participate in the democratic processes by registering to vote in order to qualify to vote in 2019.

Discussion

#Icount: Election 2019

Allanridge Secondary School
The seminars will take place in diverse schools in Gauteng. The aim is to encourage the youths, especially first time voters, to actively participate in the democratic processes by registering to vote in order to qualify to vote in 2019.

Workshop

Community awareness campaign for women's land rights

The awareness campaign targets rural communities: women, men, youth, traditional leaders as well as councilors to introduce them to the projects objectives and the new land law in Malawi. It is seek to promote women's access to and control of land.

Event Reports

A Tale of Two Continents: Comparing Migration Experiences in South Africa & Germany

Insights from South African and German Exchange

Event Reports

Book Publication: Election 2019.

Change and Stability in South Africa’s democracy

Event Reports

DDP's 4th Annual Youth Indaba

Tackling Identity and Unemployment
As South Africa commemorated Youth Month, the Democracy Development Program (DDP) in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung brought the youth together through its 4th Annual Youth Indaba on 12th and 13th June in Durban. The objective was to tackle issues affecting young people and find solutions.

Event Reports

Youth Dialogue 2019

Stand Up for Human Rights
On the 8th of June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and The Justice Desk jointly hosted an interactive educative event aimed at unpacking constitutionally enshrined rights.

Event Reports

Election Post Mortem

Finding our way back to a constitutional democracy
On 29 May 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) jointly hosted a panel conference discussing the key points of the 2019 South African General Election results. The event was the first in a series of breakfast discussions in 2019.

Event Reports

The 25th Anniversary of South Africa’s Historic Constitutional Transformation

Defending the Constitution and Looking to the Future
On the 6th of June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the FW de Klerk Foundation jointly hosted an evening commemoration to celebrate not only the 25th anniversary of democracy in South Africa but also the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the FW de Klerk Foundation.

Event Reports

Foreign Policy Forum: Leaders or Laggards? The Role of the Elective Ten in the UN Security Council

Regional Powers in Global Politics
Trump demanding America first, the British leaving the European Union, Russia annexing Crimea – we have seen multilateralism eroding and nationalism gaining strength in several regions over the last years. International institutions like the UN Security Council (UNSC) are as important as seldom before in history. The round table discussion on 15 May 2019 dealt with this crucial issue and the impact regional powers can have on it. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Canadian High Commission funded this event which forms part of a series of six roundtables. Thereby the event series accompanies South Africa´s and Germany´s membership in the UNSC in 2019-2020. In Johannesburg, local and international experts and academics discussed the challenges and opportunities which non-permanent members or Elective Ten (E10) are facing. On the one hand, some of those countries have more in common with some of the per-manent members of the UNSC (P5) than with other E10. On the other hand, the lack of ideas and constructive leadership on an international level creates possibilities for regional powers like South Africa and Germany to step in and have a positive impact.

Event Reports

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2019: Addressing Inequality

This year marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa's non-racial constitutional democracy. The FW de Klerk Foundation's Annual Conference took the opportunity to elaborate on one of the core principles enshrined in the preamble of the South African Constitution – to undo the injustices of the past by actively promoting equal opportunities for all South Africans irrespective of race, culture, gender or economic status quo. The conference, jointly hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), was held on 1th February 2019 in Cape Town.

Event Reports

National and Provincial Elections on May 8th 2019

Key questions
On the 25th of April 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChl), the Dullah Omar Institute, and the University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Department of Political Studies hosted an international conference with four panel discussions focusing on key questions in the upcoming elections. The event was part of a discussion series on Good Governance, Local Governance, and Human Rights.
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Event Reports

#AfricanDemocracy

by Anna Wasserfall

The contribution of parliamentarians to democracy and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa
The KAS hosts the first Sub-Saharan Africa Conference.