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
Please join us for the fourth and final of our 2019 discussion series, co-hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). On November 28, our panel will unpack the implications of the proposed National Health Insurance Bill.

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.

Forum

Mail & Guardian: Critical Thinking Forum

What can we do about the youth unemployment time bomb?
South Africa has the highest long-term youth unemployment rate among middle-income nations. This forum, hosted by KAS, Mail & Guardian and the National Planning Commission (NPC) will focus on the unemployment among youth in South Africa.

Discussion

Discourse Café

with Prof Paul Kevenhoerster
The FVZS Institute in cooperation with KAS organises a series of "Discourse Café"- events, providing students with the unique opportunity to meet renowned representatives from politics, academia, civil society and the media.

Lecture

Political developments in Germany and South Africa post 1990

KAS in partnership with SAIIA hosts this public seminar with Prof. Paul Kevenhoerster, who will talk about the political developments of Germany and South Africa post 1990 with special focus on electoral law.

Expert conference

The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the traditional Rwandan gacaca courts each represent different approaches to transitional justice after the Rwandan Genocide of 1994.

Workshop

Master Class: Adopting, Adapting and Up-Scaling

‘What Works’ in Municipalities
KAS in partnership with Impumelelo hosts a series of Master Class Workshops for South African municipalities to showcase and discuss Best Practices in Water- and Wastemanagement, Energy Efficiency, Green Job Creation and Service Delivery.

Expert conference

The politics of public participation

A South African perspective
This conference celebrates the twenty year anniversary of cooperation between the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Democracy Development Programme (DDP).

Seminar

Critical Law and Governance Perspectives on Food Security in South Africa

Exploring the Role of Policy-Makers and other Stakeholders
Food Security plays a crucial role in promoting social and political stability in Sub-Saharan Africa. Policy Makers, Government Officials and Civil Society Representatives are invited to discuss the topic from a legal point of view.

Workshop

Community Dialogue on "Active Citizenry" for the Youth

Understanding how Government works.
This discussion series, jointly hosted by KAS, the Democracy Development Programme and the Citizens Movement, invites young South Africans to reflect on their role as active citizens in a democratic South Africa.

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.