Category Archives: Eastern Cape

26-29 JUN|FORT HARE AUTUMN SCHOOL IN CHINTSA

From 26-29 June 2017, FES South Africa, in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will host the second of three annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Chintsa. The second Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) module will provide the necessary knowledge about key institutions and actors in South Africa’s political system to identify fault-lines, extrapolate checks and balances and comprehend the complexity of modern policy-making.

21-23 May|Transnational Worker Solidarity and Global Value Chains.

This project seeks to engage in auto sector specific research in a comparative transnational perspective by drawing on existing global value chain research. Furthermore, the project aims at initiating a transnational dialogue on new organizing approaches and on building (transnational) solidarity along the auto value chain.

Applications Now Open!

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.

8-10 July | Fort Hare Autumn School on Social Democracy and Political Economy

FES South Africa in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will host the second of four annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Chintsa.

The second module will provide the necessary knowledge about key institutions and actors in South Africa’s political system to identify fault-lines, extrapolate checks and balances and comprehend the complexity of modern policy-making. One essential element of the second module is to learn how government works. That includes the basic differentiation between Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. Central to the South African polity is without question its Constitution. Hailed worldwide as one of the most progressive constitutions, it has its own history and particularities.

13-16 July | Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2016

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, which includes the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU), will host its Vuyisile Mini Winter School 2016 in Grahamstown on 13-16 July 2015.

This winter school, which is named in honour of a hero of the South African labour movement and liberation struggle, will be aimed at trade union office bearers in the Eastern Cape. It will create a space in which all participants can engage critically with social democratic ideas, particularly as those pertain to the linking of social policy and labour market interventions.

18 May | COSATU in Crisis – The fragmentation of an African trade union federation

On May 18, the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit,(NALSU) Labour Studies Seminar series, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and KMMR , will be launching a book on the crisis within the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), both edited by Vishwas Satgar.

26 April | Anniversary of the Fort Hare Autumn School

On 26 April, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) joins the Centenary of the University of Fort Hare by celebrating their joint Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) on Social Democracy and Political Economy. To celebrate its anniversary, the FHAS invites you to discuss the state of higher education in South Africa, meet our Alumni and engage with our keynote speaker, Hon. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

15-16 April | Eastern Cape Provincial Health Summit

Section 27, in partnership with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, have contributed to the social dialogue on the National Health Insurance (NHI) by facilitating a number of health rights and National Health Insurance (NHI) workshops in the Eastern Cape. The results from these sessions will now be channelled into the discussions at the Eastern Cape Provincial Health Summit, happening this week.

Daily Dispatch Dialogue on Cosatu and the future of labour politics in South Africa

We were tweeting and streaming live on YouTube from the Daily Dispatch dialogue in East London on 14 March 2016, with Zwelinzima Vavi, Devan Pillay (contributing author) and Sibusiso Ngalwa (Daily Dispatch editor). The event’s discussion was broadly covered in the national news, including the articles in the Daily Dispatch.

14 Mar | COSATU and the Alliance: falling apart at the seams?

COSATU And The Alliance: Falling Apart At The Seams? Join us for this Daily Dispatch dialogue on Monday evening with Zwelinzima Vavi, Sibusiso Ngalwa and Prof Devan Pillay at the Guild Hall Theatre in East London. Follow the dialogue on Twitter or watch a livestream broadcast on YouTube.