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

Training für COPE-Parteimitglieder

Zur Vorbereitung auf die Wahlen 2014
2013 beginnt die KAS formell Ihre Zusammenarbeit mit dem Congress of the People (COPE). Als Auftaktveranstaltung findet nahe Bloemfontein (Mangaung) ein zweitägiger Workshop zur Vorbereitung der Partei auf die nationalen Parlamentswahlen 2014 statt.

Book presentation

Friend or Foe?

Dominant Party Systems in Southern Africa - Insights from the developing world
After the first wave of liberations, the political systems in Southern Africa have been replaced by one party dominance. The book presented answers in a comparative manner the question in which political direction these countries are moving.

Conversation

How do we construct a future for us all?

The National Development Plan and the role of business and the church
Representative of churches and the business sector are invitet to discuss with Minister Trevor Manuel, head of the National Planning Commission (NPC), how civil society can assist in implementing the ambitious National Development Plan (NDP).

Workshop

Master Class on Municipal and Social Innovation

Adopting, Adapting, and Up-scaling ‘What Works’ in Municipal Best Practice
KAS in cooperation with the NGO Impumelelo hosts a series of "Master Class Workshops on Municipal and Social Innovation" in several South African provinces. The aim of the workshops is to stimulate replication of these environmental Best Practices.

Seminar

Reconciliation Barometer Survey 2012

“Ticking Time Bomb or Demographic Dividend” - Youth and Reconciliation in South Africa
The briefing, jointly hosted by KAS, the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), aims to inform about the results of the 2012 Reconciliation Barometer Survey, focussing on South Africa's Youth.

Lecture

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert 2nd Annual Lecture

The Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Institute for Student Leadership Development at Stellenbosch University will host this annual lecture to stimulate critical thinking and to encourage leaders to contribute to the future South Africa and the continent.

Expert conference

Land Divided Conference

LAND AND SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY IN 2013, IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Given the significance of the centenary of the 1913 Land Act, this inter-disciplinary conference aims to provide a platform for current scholarship across the social, human and environmental sciences on land issues in South Africa.

Seminar

Reconciliation Barometer Survey 2012

Youth and Reconciliation in South Africa
The briefing, jointly hosted by KAS, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), aims to inform about the results of the 2012 Reconciliation Barometer Survey, focussing on South Africa's Youth.

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.