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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



  • | Socio Economic | Event

    Coal-driven threats to Limpopo water security: The Makhado SEZ

    You are invited to join an interactive webinar focusing on threats to water resources in the Limpopo North water catchment area of South Africa, as...

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  • 05.05.2020 | News

    Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg

    He never stopped fighting for the liberation in South Africa! During the time of exile in London he kept close relations to the anti apartheid...

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  • 04.05.2020 | Socio Economic | Publication, News

    Water risks of fossil fuel mega projects in Limpopo: the MCWAP and the EMSEZ

    The proposed Electro Metallurgical Special Economic Zone (EMSEZ) threat in Makhado is both a huge risk to water users and the environment in the...

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