The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) in Partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Open Society Foundation for South Africa will host a dialogue on the ‘Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill’ on Thursday, February 23rd 2017, at the Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown, Johannesburg. The dialogue seeks to explore whether the Bill will be effective in addressing some of the systematic hate crimes plaguing South Africa.
South African trade unions played a key role in the struggle against apartheid. They mobilized workers from various racial backgrounds, and united them in order to challenge subjugation in the authoritarian apartheid political economy. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) South Africa will be partnering with the South African Labour Bulletin (SALB) and the Society Work and Development Institute (SWOP) to launch a book on the history of the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU). It is authored by Jan Theron, former general secretary of FCWU.
The Fort Hare Autumn School invites 20 aspiring and talented students from Fort Hare, Rhodes and NMMU to its 2017 leadership programme – your unique opportunity to belong to South Africa’s next generation of leaders. The extracurricular programme aims to enhance your critical thinking, leadership skills and knowledge of Social Democracy and Political Economy.
Support the call for a meaningful national minimum wage. We believe that the national minimum wage is an important tool in reducing inequality and working poverty, ills that plague our society and prevent a transition away from an apartheid-era existence for many millions in South Africa. A meaningful national minimum wage must cover all workers and provide enough for the basic needs of workers and their dependents to be met. A meaningful national minimum wage must contribute to a decent life for all and enable people to enjoy their right to dignity as guaranteed in the Constitution.
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.’
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.
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.
On September 1st, 2016 the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) launched a new Working Paper series called Fiscal Histories of Sub-Saharan Africa. The series aims to increase the knowledge base on taxation as an instrument in the building of state capacity in southern Africa, as well as its role in shaping state-society relations in the region.
From 02nd to 04th September 2016, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will hold the third of four annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Morgan Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape.
The National Minimum Wage Research Initiative (NMW-RI), was launched in April 2015, by Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) at The University of the Witwatersrand. NNW-RI has undertaken critical progressive research into the question of a national minimum wage and is contributing substantively to shaping the public debate.
On July 25th the National Minimum Wage Research Initiative and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) will be launching the National Minimum Wage for South Africa Report.