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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



  • 11.12.2017 | International Relations | News

    African and European Youth craft Youth Declaration

    The 2nd Socialist &Democrat Africa Week, 5 - 28 September 2017, Brussels

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  • 08.12.2017 | International Relations | Publication

    From the Outside In: Domestic actors and South Africa’s foreign policy

    In this edited volume, the authors assess the position and input of actors beyond the traditional structure of the Presidency and the Department of...

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  • 28.11.2017 | International Relations | News


    The EU-AU summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (20-30 November 2017) provides the context for bringing together members of the EU from...

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