Events

Seminar

Sharing Insights on Greening the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Brazil

The Host City Cape Town has accumulated a vast pool of experience and expertise regarding the "Greening" of the FIFA World Cup. The workshop aims to identify lessons that can be shared with Brazil, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Symposium

"Looking back-Looking forward"

20th anniversary of FW de Klerk's speech to Parliament
The conference commemorates the historic speech by FW De Klerk that opened the way to South Africa's transformation. Speakers from politics, business and academia share their views on what has been achieved and what challenges still exist.

Expert talk

Reconciling Africa’s Fragmented Institutions of Governance

A New Approch to Institution Building
Many African countries suffer from fragmented institutions of governance. As a result, modern institutions have been rather ineffective at promoting synergy in state-society relations. The research project aims to analyze the reasons.

Seminar

Service Delivery Protests-Who is to Blame?

Critical Thinking Forum
This forum, hosted by the Mail & Guardian in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, provides a platform to analyse and discuss the reasons behind the latest service delivery protests.

Workshop

Impumelelo Best Practice Workshop

The Impumelelo Workshop aims to share best practice examples in the following areas: Environmental Education, Housing, Urban Agriculture, Sanitation and Waste Management. Participant are encourage to enter the 2010 Sustainability Awards Programme.

Symposium

Doing business for Africa's development

German, Chinese and African engagement put to the test
What role can business play in promoting sustainable development in Africa and what lessons can serve as best practice examples? This is the fundamental question that experts from Germany, China and Africa discuss at this SAIIA conference.

Seminar

Ubuntu & Dignity

What is the true meaning of "Ubuntu" and how can the justice system preserve and restore the dignity of individuals? These are the main questions that this KAS/SAIFAC event aims to answer.

Workshop

Launch of HURISA Research Findings on Chapter 9 Institutions

How effective fulfill Chapter 9 instituions their respective mandates and what measures can be taken to improve them? These questions form the basis of a research project by the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA).

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.