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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



  • 07.04.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | News

    Call For Applications 2021. South Africa needs future leaders. Will you be one of them?

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa believes in the power of young people. It invites 25 aspiring and talented students from Eastern Cape...

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  • 29.03.2021 | News

    Announcement! FES South Africa new Resident Representatives

    “We are very glad to join the FES South Africa team and meet and work with all those who share the struggle for democracy, solidarity and social...

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  • | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

    Fort Hare Friday Seminar Series (FHFSS) Web-Seminar- Three Years After Nasrec: What is to be done about land expropriation?

    South African government's poor performance in addressing the historical injustices through land redistribution has

    seriously depleted public...

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