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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



  • Thursday, 25.10.18 | Event

    Economic Justice:The State’s Proposed Social Contract and a Civil Society Economic Agenda

    THE WITS SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE in partnership with FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG SOUTH AFRICA invite you to the sixth roundtable in the 2018 series focused...

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  • Friday, 12.10.18 - Hofmeyr House | Event

    Please join us for a SWOP Breakfast Seminar on Friday, 12 October 2018

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

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  • Wednesday, 10.10.18 - Bert WesselsLecture Theatre 1, Wits School of Governance 2 St David’s Place, Parktown | Event

    Creating Meaning for Movement: The Role of Youth in Climate Change

    THE Wits School of Governance in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa invite you to the fifth roundtable in the 2018 series focused...

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