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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) – Foundation for social democracy!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) – Foundation for social democracy!

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President.

FES in South Africa

FES in South Africa

Welcome, to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) website. Here you will find information about the work of FES in South Africa, on the African continent, as well as globally. We will connect you to our extensive network, with more than 105 offices worldwide and introduce you to our progressive online journals and publications.

Scholarship Programme

The promotion of young talent has been one of the founding principles of the FES. The first scholarships were awarded to particularly talented young individuals from a working class milieu who were taking an active part in the young democracy of the Weimar Republic. more

Team & Contact

To learn more about FES South Africa and all contact information. more

South Africa Office

34 Bompas Road
Dunkeld West

+27 11 341 0270
+27 11 341 0271



  • | News

    Vacancies at FES South Africa Office

    The Friedrich Stiftung South African office (FES) has three vacancies for Programme Manager in Climate Change and Energy Policies, Labour and Social...

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  • 29.03.2018 | Event

    Annual SWOP Breakfast Seminars Series

    We are pleased to announce first semester SWOP Breakfast Seminar programme.

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  • 28.03.2018 | Youth leadership programme | Event

    Fort Hare Autumn School on Social Democracy and Political Economy

    The FES South Africa will host the Fort Hare Autumn school module one in the Eastern Cape at Hogsback from 30 March to 4 April 2018.

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