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Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Afri...

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Sep

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Dialogues on Faith and Economics with EFSA (1-3)
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (EFSA) and the Right Reverend Bishop Sipuka of Mthatha (and President of the Southern Afri...
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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

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.

Expert talk

Brazilians at each other's throats: Lessons for South Africa about populism

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
On 11 November, please join SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as Professor Lyal White unpacks how populism has shattered Brazil's society into polarised camps and investigates what lessons can be applied to South Africa.

Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training, Limpopo Province

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

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.

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SAIIA-KAS Migration Conference

Revisiting the Migration Regimes in the EAC, SADC and COMESA
Migration and refugee flows have become among the biggest challenges facing the world in recent years. This policy dialogue will revisit the migration regimes in the EAC, SADC and COMESA and report on finding of the SAIIA and KAS research study.

Workshop

Worcester Ex-Combatant Workshop

This workshop aims to assist Worcester ex-combatants from both sides of the pre-democratic era to make meaning of their traumatic memories linked to their participation in the struggle and war.

Workshop

Play Handball Supercup 2016 - Preparation Workshop Cape Town

This workshop prepares PE and LO teachers to provide their pupils with the necessary skills to play handball as well as with environmental education. The aim is to encourage schools to establish their own environmental projects.

Discussion

Dialogue: "Gender Justice in the Workplace"

In celebration of women's month, this discussion provides a platform for women and men to share their experiences of gender justice within the workplace. The event seeks to answer the question of how gender justice can be established in companies.

Expert conference

Launch Conference: Centre for Unity in Diversity

“Unity in Diversity: A Roadmap towards understanding Reconciliation”
This full-day conference will launch the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD), which is affiliated to the FW de Klerk Foundation. Prominent South Africans will discuss possibilities of fostering the reconciliation process and national unity.

Workshop

Political Parties in South Africa: Do they Underpin or Undermine Democracy?

Authors Workshop
This workshop will bring together the authors of the planned KAS publication "Political Parties in South Africa: Do they Underpin or Undermine Democracy?". The book will assess the wider consequences of SAs party system on the country’s democracy.

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Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening

Unlimited Paths with your Humanities Degree
The annual SAIIA-KAS careers evening informs learners and students what career opportunities a degree in the Humanities can open up. Students have the opportunity to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarships.

Conversation

Discourse Café with Nicky Newton-King

This discussion series provides young South Africans with the unique opportunity to meet renowned personalities from politics, academia, business and civil society and engage with them on topical issues concerning South Africa's young democracy.

Event Reports

Social Cohesion: It should start with you and your family

DDP and IJR: Social Cohesion Conference 2019 in Durban
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.

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.

Event Reports

Dialogue on Faith and Economics with EFSA - Mthatha

Municipal Stakeholders Cooperation Workshop: Partnerships to implement the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) – The role of churches and faith communities
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung 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) hosted 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.

Event Reports

Book Launch in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town: Election 2019

The brand-new key reference work on the South Africa election, titled “Election 2019: Change and Stability in South Africa’s Democracy, edited by Dr. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Prof. Roger Southall, is now out in the bookstores. The book provides an indepth analysis of the 2019 elections. The contributors are well respected experts in their own right, some of whom have contributed chapters to the previous books on elections. During the week of 19th-23rd August, the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), hosted book launches in cooperation with Jacana Media, Exclusive Books and Ike’s Books and Collectables where some authors presented their chapters and engaged with the audience.

Event Reports

Re-Imagining Public Accountability

Local Government Roundtable
Supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Afesis-corplan in partnership with Democracy Development Program (DDP) and the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Social Action (PACSA) hosted a civil society roundtable in Pietermaritzburg on the 28-29 August 2019, to reflect on the state of Public Accountability in Local Government.

Event Reports

"Community Media Needs to Strengthen Its Relationship with Civil Society and Communities"

The Democracy Development Programme and KAS held an Inaugural Media Summit aimed at enhancing and strengthening existing relationship between community media, civil society and communities; through long term solutions. This comes after an observation of detachment of community media from its civil society allies.

Event Reports

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Roelf Meyer

How State and Private Sector can change SA together
‘Raise hope’ was the rallying cry of Roelf Meyer’s speech on South Africa’s financial and social crisis. Too many South Africans, wealthy and poor, do not believe in the return to health of South Africa’s economy. On 7th of August 2019 the famous negotiator Roelf Meyer inspired the attendees of this UBUNTU breakfast to shape the future of South Africa for the better.

Event Reports

The SAIFAC Africa Forum - Can the Democratic Republic of the Congo become a democracy?

Many in the international community have hailed the December 2018 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the first-ever peaceful hand-over of power in the post-independence era in the DRC affected through elections. Numerous dissenting voices claim that the elections were a sham – ‘an electoral coup’ – and have only endorsed an illegitimate leadership. Who is correct?
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Event Reports

Strong Cities 2030 working dinner

by Christina Teichmann

The role of the Law in promoting sustainable urban development.
Christina Teichmann, Coordinator of the new KAS-initiative “Strong Cities 2030” invited PhD Law students from the North-West University (NWU) under the academic mentorship of Prof Anel du Plessis, Head of the NWU Law Faculty’s first-ever South African Research Chair in Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability (CLES) to share their research insights and discuss the current legislative situation of South African cities.

Event Reports

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 2 - Centre for Unity in Diversity

Explaining 2019 elections with help of identity politics.
On the 27th of June, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Centre of Unity in Diversity hosted the second roundtable discussion in Cape Town.