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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



  • 05.08.2019 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

    Youth Post Elections Round Table: Are South African Youth Fed Up with Formal Politics?

    On Saturday, August 3, 2019 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Germany’s former Federal Minister of Justice Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin hosted a...

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  • 31.07.2019 | Socio Economic | Event, News

    SWOP Breakfast Seminar: Marikana and its aftermath: the disruptive power of labour

    We are excited to announce the upcoming Breakfast Seminar's for the second semester of 2019. The Society, Work and Politics Institute hosts the...

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  • 18.07.2019 | Socio Economic | News

    Vuyisile Mini Winter School

    The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in partnership with the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) support worker education as part of its commitment...

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