On this website you will find information about the work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in South Africa. Our office is part of the extensive network of the FES, with more than 100 offices worldwide. The guiding principles of our international work are to promote democracy and development worldwide, contribute to peace and security, help shape globalisation into an inclusive process and support the widening and deepening of the European Union.
In South Africa we contribute to policy dialogues on democracy, on a sustainable social market economy, and on North-South and South-South Cooperation in a globalised world.
We keep you up to date about our publications, events and activities in South Africa and the region. If you have any suggestions or comments or if you want to contact us, please don’t hesitate to send us an email.
In the latest international 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the University of Pennsylvania, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is once again placed among the world’s best Think Tanks.
The South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invite you to a panel discussion on the way the media covers the race debate in South Africa.
At the beginning of December, Lima will host both the official negotiations of the COP 20 UN Climate Change Conference, and the parallel event Peoples Summit on Climate Change organized by civil-society organizations and social movements. FES organizes side events in each of these frameworks, with our staff and partners providing first-hand reports and comments in the FES Sustainability Blog.
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs, the University of Witwatersrand and the German Embassy in South Africa, cordially invite you to a speech and discussion on “Participation, Rules and Responsibility – Three Pillars for International Cooperation to Strengthen Peace, Security and Welfare in Africa and the World”.
The purpose of this final week long seminar of the Fort Hare Autumn School 2014 is to deepen the understanding of Social Policy and its application in South Africa, as well as governance and administration issues, including the development of some soft skills.
Date: 21 November 2014 Time: 09:00 – 18:00 Venue: The Worker’s Library, Newtown, Johannesburg The South African Labour Bulletin celebrates it’s 40th anniversary with an event entitled: Is Labour at a Turning Point? Key Topics The origins of the SALB and the modern labour movement in South Africa: the period 1970s to early 1980s Labour’s […]
You are warmly invited to the launch of “Remaking the ANC: Party Change in South Africa and the Global South”, edited by Prof Anthony Butler. This book explores various dimensions of internal organisational reform by examining parties from around the South. Several chapters investigate the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, one of several ‘dominant parties’ that have begun to lose their shine.
The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, has developed a handbook to address the practical needs of parliamentarians as they engage with foreign policy. This overview highlights developments in South Africa’s foreign policy since, recent diplomatic issue areas, and aims to provide clarity on key conceptual areas.
SACSIS and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung invite you to a panel discussion where experts, holding views across the ideological spectrum, will offer their unique perspective on how to build a more inclusive South African economy, while at the same time addressing the challenges of the 21st century.
In recent months, it has been reported that the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, under the auspices of the Ingonyama Trust, is preparing to lodge a massive land claim that will cover much of the land in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. This video shows the panel discussion on the impact of traditional leadership on rural land reform which took place 29 September, 2014 at the Wits Club.