On November 28, Democracy Works in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa and Liliesleaf will host it’s 5th annual ‘State of Democracy’ debate titled ‘The end of ‘Western democracy’ as we know it? An opportunity for Africa to show a new path.’
From 11 – 16 December 2016, FES South Africa, in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will host the last of four annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Johannesburg.
Made in SA is SABC3’s brand new teen reality series that introduces, profiles and follows hip and happening young people on their journey to fulfilling their dream careers. In a mentorship programme they are faced with some tough challenges that they need to complete in order to achieve their career goals.
On 22 November 2016 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in partnership with the German Africa Foundation and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will host a discussion in Berlin on the on the challenges facing democracy and the rule of law in SA, 20 years after the introduction of the first free-standing constitution.
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) will be partnering with the Global Labour University (GLU) at the University of Witwatersrand to run a new short course for South African trade unionists. The aim of the course is to help participants develop capacity for critical thinking and to engage analytically about labour and labour related issues
This visit is part of the Southern African Regional Youth Forum hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. This German foundation has always found itself on the right side of history supporting the great causes for national liberation but more importantly remaining connected long after in the consolidation of that democracy. Zambia and FES are therefore happy fellow travelers in the expedition of supporting the democratic project on the continent.
The authors of the SWOP working paper titled “Dispossessing the Dispossessed? Mining and Rural Struggle in Mokopane, Limpopo” will be presenting their findings to the community in Mokopane on Saturday, 29 October 2016.
One of the most enduring outcomes of the legacy of apartheid in democratic South Africa is the continued existence of townships that are characterised by division along racial lines, poor infrastructure, lower socioeconomic status and geographic distance from main economic hubs in even the most urban and cosmopolitan cities and towns.
Presently, South Africa’s economy is energy intensive and is designed around large-scale usage of fossil fuels making it one of the world’s highest emitters of greenhouse gases. The move to a low carbon economy is essential in ensuring the retardation of ecological and environmental degradation. However, transitioning to a low carbon economy requires modification of the current structure of the political economy to guarantee a just and seamless transition, bearing in mind improving human well-being and social equity.
SPII is bringing together key Policymakers from line departments, as well as academics who have worked in this field, organized labour researchers, civil society actors working alongside communities to share the narratives that are taking place amongst people affected by scarcity, and to obtain a sense of hoe the UN CESC has interpreted state obligations through their past Notes given South Africa’s recent ratification of UN International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.