Events

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Dec

2019

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Dec

2019

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh
This networking breakfast hosted by the SA Ubuntu Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will open the floor for Pieter-Louis Myburgh.
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Discussion

`Dealing with a Complicated Past, Creating a Common Future`

"Dealing with a Complicated Past, Creating a Common Future"
In times of continuous referrals to the divided history of the country, the discussion between H.E. the Ambassador of Israel and H.E. the Ambassador of Germany will focus on how to create a common future after a complicated past.

Expert talk

Renewable Energy Policy Dialogue

Stakeholders Meeting
The Mandela Institute (MI) will host a meeting with relevant stakeholders to disseminate findings of the respective research project and to prepare recommendations for a report to UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COPs).

Seminar

Marine Phosphate Mining in South Africa

Environmental Rights Seminar Series
The seminar, jointly hosted by CER and KAS, provides an introduction to the legal and governance challenges of seabed mining in South Africa as well as its potential environmental impact on marine life and biodiversity.

Discussion

Afrobarometer Public Briefing

Elections, opposition political parties and trust in institutions
The UJ Centre for the Study of Democracy and the UJ Library in partnership with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invite you to attend The fourth release of Afrobarometer’s latest survey data.

Study and Information Program

Training Programme on Civilian Peacebuilding Capacity

4th Edition
This 5-day course aims at the formation of civilian peacekeepers in non-violent approaches. Participants will be enabled to contribute to conflict transformation and peace-building and to better understand the civilian component of Peacebuilding.

Seminar

Mine Closure & Rehabilitation: From Dereliction to Accountability?

Since 2015, the CER, has been hosting a series of seminars where local experts can share their knowledge. This seminar is focused on the enormous challenge of mine closure and rehabilitation of environmental impacts after mining has ended.

Conversation

Discourse Café with Lovelyn Nwadeyi

The Discourse Café series, jointly hosted by the FVZS Institute and KAS provides students with the opportunity to meet renowned speakers from politics, business, academia and civil society and critically reflect on current issues.

Exhibition

Opening of Art Exhibition "Zakhor!"

The SA Jewish Museum, the Moses Mendelsohn Zentrum and KAS invite the public to a group exhibition by some of Lithuania’s top contemporary artists reflecting upon the Jewish history of the city Vilne, once called “The Jerusalem of the North”.

Event Reports

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons

SAIIA Speakers Meeting
Can Africa learn from Brazil´s history? Brazil and Africa; a country versus a whole continent, but nevertheless with common features. They have similar GDPs, but the population of Africa is about five times bigger than the population of Brazil. The effect is that Brazil's income per person is higher. Both Brazil and Africa have a historically similar low growth rates and share the ignominious character of globally leading wealth and income inequality.

Event Reports

Transformative Leadership confronts the past to shape the future we want

SA UBUNTU Networking Breakfast with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng
The networking breakfast with Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng on 08 November 2019 focused on the topic “Transformative leadership confronts the past to shape the future we want”. The event was jointly hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SA Ubuntu Foundation and is part of a series of networking breakfasts in the year 2019.

Event Reports

Can Democracy and Peace finally come to Mozambique?

SAIFAC Africa Forum Series
On 13 November the fourth and last event in the SAIFAC Africa Forum series for 2019 was held at Constitution Hill. The topic was “Can democracy and peace finally come to Mozambique?”. The series aims to draw on the experience of South Africa and connect it with developments in a particular country or group of countries. The speakers are legal and non-legal experts who provide critical analysis of their societies and an understanding of how to move them forward. The series is funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

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.