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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



  • Friday, 03.05.19 - Hofmeyr House, Wits University East Campus, Braamfontein | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

    Grave matters: dispossession and the desecration of ancestral graves by mining corporations

    The SWOP Breakfast Seminar is a platform for sharing new SWOP research with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Please join us for the...

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  • Tuesday, 19.03.19 - Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel, 167 O R Tambo Parade, Durban | International Relations | Event

    The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa in partnership with the International and Public Affairs Cluster, School of Social Sciences, UKZN

    "South African Political Parties Face the World in an Election Year: A Foreign Policy Panel Discussion"

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  • 14.03.2019 | Fort Hare Autumn School | News

    NSFAS only recycles inequality

    They claim, firstly, that the NSFAS model will decrease inequality from the current gini coefficient of 0.66 to 0.59 in 2030.

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