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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, 26.07.18 - Wits South West Engineering Building (Graduation Centre) | Event

    South African Labour Bulletin

    Left politics, trade unions and conjunctural analysis.

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  • Tuesday, 03.07.18 - Burgers Park Hotel, Corner of Lilian Ngoyi and Minnaar Street, Pretoria | Event

    Argentina's G20 presidency: implications for the G20-Africa partnership

    Argentina’s hosting of the G20 summit in 2018 presents a significant opportunity for it to represent the needs and expectations of Latin America and...

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  • 07.06.2018 | Event

    What tax systems tell us about Africa

    Taxation and State-Society Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa: the cases of Cameroon, Mozambique and South Africa.

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