Events

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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

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”.

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.

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.

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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The Constitution and Multiculturalism

FW de Klerk Annual Conference
The conference deals with the theme "Multiculturalism" and the promotion of positive relations between communities in multicultural societies as a prerequisite for peace, prosperity and a sustainable democracy in South Africa.

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Ubuntu Business Lunch with FW de Klerk

During this lunch meeting, former president FW de Klerk will share his personal insights and views on South Africa's democratic journey and the political, economic as well as social challenges ahead with the audience.

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Ubuntu Business Breakfast with Pieter-Dirk Uys

KAS in cooperation with the South African Ubuntu Foundation hosts a breakfast briefing with renowned theatre personality Pieter-Dirk Uys, who will focus on the challenges that South Africa young democracy is currently facing.

Workshop

Constitutional Court Review

Author's Workshop
A joint WITS-KAS-SAIFAC-CLOSA workshop to generate debate between international and South African public law academics about the Constitutional Court’s most recent jurisprudence during a one and half day seminar.

Discussion

The Future of Higher Education in South Africa

The Constitution and Good Public Leadership: Breakfast Discussion Series
The current crisis of South Africa's Higher Education System is the focus of this breakfast discussion that KAS is hosting in cooperation with the School for Public Leadership (SPL) and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR).

Discussion

Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa

What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in collaboration with the Mail&Guardian hosts a Critical Thinking Forum on the topic “Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa: What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?”.

Discussion

KAS-DSJ Presentation and Discussion

The Development of Values in South Africa
KAS and the DSJ are looking forward to Prof. Hennie Kotzé's presentation on the development of values in South Africa. Students will have the chance to engage with Prof. Kotzé on this highly relevant socio-political issue and to network with KAS.

Discussion

KAS-SAIIA Alumni and Network Dinner

"The Development of Values in South Africa"
The annual KAS-SAIIA Network meeting will strengthen the connection with our alumni and encourage networking among the former KAS scholars who are generally motivated people sharing similar values and goals.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 the Ecumenical Foundation of South Africa (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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.