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.

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.

Expert talk

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Mcebisi Jonas

After Dawn: Hope after state capture
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Mcebisi Jonas.

Workshop

CANRAD Youth Dialogue Series

The South Africa of Nelson Mandela’s Dream: The state of Democracy and Society today!
The Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University & KAS invite you to a Youth Dialogue on the South Africa of Nelson Mandela’s Dream: The state of Democracy and Society today!

Seminar

Socio-Economic Future of South Africa

The seminar will address the socio-economic challenges of joblessness and social cohesion in South Africa.

Discussion

Discourse Cafe' with Michael Jordaan

KAS and the FVZS Institute invite students to meet renowned representatives from different walks of life. The aim is to promote a vibrant dialogue on current political and socio-economic issues and foster a culture of informed debate.

Discussion

Imagining a future that has not yet emerged

DDP-DUT Frank Talk Series
In many ways current politics and protests have highlighted how divided South Africa remains. Together we will ask difficult questions, seek honest responses to these, share our stories, and imagine what it would mean to live in a just country.

Book presentation

Rethinking Reconciliation:Evidence from South Africa

This publication uses a decade of public opinion survey data to answer key questions about the extent of progress in South African reconciliation.

Workshop

Midlands provincial sensitization workshop for traditional leaders

The first workshop for traditional leaders targeted 25 chiefs and village headmen/women (23 attended) as key decision makers on communal land matters in rural areas. Topics covered included constitutional/statutory provisions of land administrations.

Discussion

SEFSA Dialogue: Role of Civil Society in Shaping South Africa’s Future

Socio-Economic Future of South Africa is a meeting of civil society actors, faith community and business people. They deliberate ways of dealing with the socio-economic challenges facing South Africa.

Discussion

The Digital Age: Social Media Use, Expression and Innovation

SPL/CFCR/KAS Youth Forum
The digital age with its opportunities and risks will be the focus of a youth forum, jointly hosted by CFCR, SPL and KAS. Students from various schools in the Western Cape are invited to share their experiences with social media.

Event Reports

Catalysing Indigenous Languages

United Nations declared 2019 The Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019). This was done “in order to raise awareness, not only to benefit the people who speak these languages, but also to appreciate the important contribution they make to our world’s rich cultural diversity”. Indigenous languages worldwide face the threat of extinction.

Event Reports

Unpacking the Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

Breakfast Discussion with three experts of different backgrounds
“The first land to be confiscated by the Europeans in South Africa was part of what later became known as the Western Cape” (Final Report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture, p.23). From that genesis, Land Reform is one of the most important topics in South African politics since the 1994 transition to democracy.

Event Reports

Strong Cities 2030 Conference: Overcoming Urban Inequality

Strong Cities 2030 Initiative
"Innovative approaches to overcome urban inequality" was the theme of this year's international Strong Cities 2030 conference, hosted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the City of Johannes-burg, that took place from 13-15 October 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Event Reports

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

Roundtable Discussion
On 17 October 2019, the Centre for Unity and Diversity (CUD) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted the third event of the Roundtable Discussion series. At the core of the presentations and the subsequent discussion was the question of where to draw the line be-tween freedom of speech and hate speech. The recent findings of the Courts and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on hate speech rooted the event in current affairs. To dig into the topic of hate speech more thoroughly, legal, psychological and political aspects were addressed.

Event Reports

The African Continental free trade agreement (AfCFTA): An enabler, not a deliverer

SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Prof Faizel Ismail
“…It is not trade and free-trade agreements that raise incomes, but the good-will and solidarity of the participating parties…”

Event Reports

Women and Justice

The Constitution @ Work - Breakfast Discussion Series 2 2019
On 28 August 2019, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) held another breakfast discussion as part of its Constitution @ Work series, presented in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). This breakfast was held in commemoration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, which is celebrated in August annually.

Event Reports

Corporate Diplomacy: What is it and why is it important?

SAIIA Speakers Meeting with Tim Hughes
On September 17th, 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Mountain Club of South Africa invited Tim Hughes as a keynote speaker on the subject of corporate diplomacy. During his speech he pointed out how multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly influence individual lives and political power.

Event Reports

Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

With Marianne Thamm
To commemorate Dr Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, the FVZS Institute annually hosts an honorary lecture to honour his ideals and discuss current challenges. On the 19th of August, Marianne Thamm was invited as the keynote speaker on the topic Navigating your way in a world filled with untruths. The event was co-hosted and funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), a long-time partner of the Institute.

Event Reports

Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban and Cape Town
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) together with the Democracy Development Program (DDP) partnering with various civil society organisations such as Diakonia, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Africa Unite and other; held a second annual social cohesion conference in Durban and Cape Town.

Event Reports

Constitutional Court Review 2019

On 29 and 30 August, South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) hosted the annual seminar for the authors and editors of the Constitutional Court Review Journal. The aim of the seminar is to give authors platform to present their papers to their peers and editors and to get feedback before submitting their final drafts. The journal is an open-source publication which is devoted to analyzing the work of the South African Constitutional Court in the year preceding publication. The seminar was funded by KAS.