Events

Wednesday, 28.09.2022 - Conference | CSIR ICC, Pretoria | Event

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| International Relations | Event

Pan-Africanism has been a compelling vision for the continent for at least a hundred years.


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| Socio Economic | Event

A conversation on a better South Africa for all.


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

A homegrown measurement system for national media environments in Africa, compiled using insights and experiences of media workers and civil society.

 


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

‘Renewal’ is the word of the moment in South Africa today.


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| Socio Economic | Event

SPI Webinar Series 2022: Re-Imagining the Framework


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| Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event

What do the lives of young people tell us about the varied experiences of being young in South Africa today – 28 years into democracy?


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| Voices, Event, News

March 1, 2022 marked a very important day for the workers of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Community Work Programme (CWP) in the public sector when Maanda-Ashu Workers Union of South Africa (MAWUSA) was registered.


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| Socio Economic | Event

Views of universalism and deservingness from the South African unemployed


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| Socio Economic | Event

NALUS Labour Studies Seminar and Web Seminar


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| Socio Economic | Event

A comparative study of food courier riders in three African cities.


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Analysis of South Africa’s 2021 local elections and coalitions Report Launch


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06.11.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Highlights, Event

This is not another GBV talk. We have been here before, and the results have been the same. This time we take a different turn.


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26.10.2021 | Socio Economic, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

We want a sustainable and fair economic system characterized by low emissions, resource conservation and social inclusion.


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25.10.2021 | Socio Economic | Event

Both globally and in South Africa neoliberal policy voices and private sector interests continue to dominate debates on climate and energy policy.


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19.10.2021 | Socio Economic | Event

The Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa, is hosting a three-webinar series on the Basic Income Grant (BIG) on the 13, 20th and 22nd of October 2021, respectively.

 


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

This is not another GBV talk. We have been here before, and the results have been the same. This time we take a different turn.


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05.10.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event

A responsive and engaged network of scholars committed to furthering the objectives and interests of the FHAS Alumni Network and those of FES.


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Saturday, 02.10.2021 - Wednesday, 06.10.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

What does Social Democracy have to offer today?


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| Socio Economic | Event, Publication

A report into the absence of water governance in the Limpopo River Catchment.


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Wednesday, 13.10.2021 - Virtual | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

What is to be expected from a possible new coalition government?


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| Socio Economic | Event, News

The seminar will attempt to answer the question of whether it is possible to change social relations of production within the current capitalist economy, and explores whether community owned renewable energy is a potential step in this direction.


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| Socio Economic | Event

A critical reflection on the Socially Perceived Necessities (SPN) in attaining a Decent Standard of Living (DSL)


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

FES UP Winter School on Social Democracy and Civic Participation for Young Leaders


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| Socio Economic | Event

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa commissioned a study, building on an initial report published in May 2020 [link - “Water risks of fossil fuel mega projects in Limpopo: the MCWAP and the EMSEZ”]


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Since the arrest of Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa (on July 9, 2021), parts of the country have been engulfed in a series of destructive protests – mainly looting of businesses and shopping malls.


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| Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network for their second youth month dialogue on 30 June 2021 for a dialogue on ‘Youth Participation in Politics and Governance.


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| Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network on 23 June 2021 for a dialogue on ’Access to Quality Education’.


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28.05.2021 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Youth leadership programme | Event

"to be a responsive and engaged network of scholars committed to furthering the objectives and interests of the FHAS Alumni Network and interests of FES"


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18.05.2021 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

In response to the relentless global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, wealthy countries are rapidly rolling out and even 'stockpiling' vast quantities of vaccine doses.


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

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

seriously depleted public confidence in the role of state in land reform.


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Concerned Africans Forum presents South Africa's Africa Agenda prospects and challenges web seminar


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| Socio Economic | Event

What is at stake in promoting the Limpopo Province Special Economic Zone and its significance for South Africa in the “Global South”: the MMSEZ as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI); with critique of the initial Environmental Impact…


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| International Relations | Event

As South Africa prepares for its upcoming role as Chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ for Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, the fluidity of regional dynamics are compounded by emergent security and political…


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05.11.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network on 16 November 2020 as Sethu Nguna (FHAS 2012 Cohort) presents her policy brief titled ‘Bridging inequalities of access and quality in South African Higher Education: Prospects for Online Learning’.


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28.10.2020 | Socio Economic | Event, News

As we concentrate national initiatives on Covid-19 recovery, the systemic eradication of poverty must be the greatest priority, or reconstruction will not succeed.


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event, News

Half day web-seminar hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).


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28.09.2020 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Socio Economic | Event

The seminar will unpack the key drivers of local conict in mineral-rich communal areas in South Africa.


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22.09.2020 | Socio Economic | Event

Online Workshop: Diversifying the Economics Curricula


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| International Relations | Event

The Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) invite you to a strategic dialogue.

 


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12.08.2020 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Corruption remains a major challenge to democracy in South Africa.


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| Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

Join the Fort Hare Autumn School Alumni Network for an online seminar on The constitution and the virus: The role of young people during COVID-19, What challenges and opportunities are young people faced with?


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| Socio Economic | Event

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 well as an aquifer that we share with two neighbouring countries, primarily as arising from plans for…


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29.04.2020 | Socio Economic | Event, News

Online Research Press Launch event to communicate the existing and pending threats to water resources and supply in the catchment area South Africa shares with neighbouring countries, primarily arising from plans involving perpetuating our dependence…


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| Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

What is corruption? What form does corruption take in South Africa's post-apartheid order? Can Ramaphosa's government turn the tide on corruption? The seminar will challenge the prevailing views and meanings on corruption.

 


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Tuesday, 24.03.2020 - Tuesday, 24.03.2020 - Investec Room, Parktown Management Campus, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown | Socio Economic | Event

PUBLIC LECTURE: Labour in the Boardroom?


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28.02.2020 | Socio Economic | Event, News

The SWOP Breakfast Seminar is a public platform for sharing new SWOP research with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Hofmeyr House is a venue that facilitates networking and lively discussion amongst all participants over a full…


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Friday, 21.02.2020 - Wits University, Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein | Socio Economic | Event, News

The first 2020 SWOP breakfast roundtable will commence with a book launch and discussion of "Bonds of Justice: The Struggle for Oukasie". The discussion will include author Kally Forrest as well as Tshidi Mangoathe, Jacob Moatshe & Gille de Vlieg.


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Thursday, 13.02.2020 - Chinua Achebe Auditorium (6th Floor), Auckland Park Kingsway (APK) Campus Library, University of Johannesburg | International Relations | Event

Public Dialogue on: South Africa’s Second Year on the United Nations Security Council.

 


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| Socio Economic | Event, News

Disrupting Poverty: applying a Decent Standard of Living measure towards coherent policy design.


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02.09.2019 | Fort Hare Autumn School, Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | Event, News

This year the Summer School aimed to support the resistance of the people from the threatened village of Pödelwitz, as well as the resistance of people all over the world whose villages and livelihoods are threatened by the consequences of climate…


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| Socio Economic | Event

In September 2019, the second Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival will take place at Wits University in Johannesburg with conversations on how to rethink economic theory, policy and activism.


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

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


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31.07.2019 | Socio Economic | Event, News

We are excited to announce the upcoming Breakfast Seminar's for the second semester of 2019. The Society, Work and Politics Institute hosts the seminars throughout the year, it is a platform for sharing new SWOP research with those inside and outside…


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15.05.2019 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | News, Event

The Friedirch Ebert Stiftung South Africa hosted a Graduation Ceremony and Reception Dinner for the FHAS class of 2018 on 18 April 2018 at Hogsback in the Eastern Cape.


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Friday, 03.05.2019 - Hofmeyr House, Wits University East Campus, Braamfontein | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

The SWOP Breakfast Seminar is a platform for sharing new SWOP research with stakeholders inside and outside of the university. Please join us for the next SWOP Breakfast Seminar on Friday, 3 May 2019


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Tuesday, 19.03.2019 - Garden Court Marine Parade Hotel, 167 O R Tambo Parade, Durban | International Relations | Event

"South African Political Parties Face the World in an Election Year: A Foreign Policy Panel Discussion"


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07.03.2019 | International Relations | Event

THE EVOLVING GLOBAL ORDER : WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR AFRICA?

Essay-Writing Competition and Conference Opportunity – Calling all International and Public Affairs Postgraduate Students


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Thursday, 14.03.2019 - University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus, Library - Chinua Achebe Auditorium, 6th Floor, Auckland Park | International Relations | Event

South Africa On The UN Security Council.


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Wednesday, 27.03.2019 - City Press Auditorium, Media Park, 69 Kingsway, Auckland Park | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

South Africa is heading towards national elections in 2019. The credibility of these elections will not only depend on the integrity of the Independent Electoral Commission but also on the media’s ability to provide quality and issues-driven…


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Friday, 15.03.2019 - Wits, Hofmeyr House, next to Jubilee Hall, East Campus, Braamfontein (parking available at venue) | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Although the retail fuel sector in South Africa is fast growing and highly labour intensive, little is known about filling stations as work places and the daily work experiences of petrol attendants. Together with the National Union of Metalworkers…


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Tuesday, 20.11.2018 - 79 Main Road, Blue Hills, Midrand | Event

The National Development Plan talks to the need for a Decent Standard of Living for all in South Africa. The UN Committee of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has also called on South Africa to adopt such a standard and measuer.


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Thursday, 15.11.2018 - Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits School of Governance, 2st David’s Place, Parktown, Wits Management Campus | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

The Wits School of Governance in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa invites you to a public dialogue focusing on debating and envisioning a new social contract for South Africa. This dialogue marks the culmination of a year -long…


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Wednesday, 26.09.2018 - Sheraton Hotel, Pretoria | International Relations | Event

The Institute for Global Dialogue, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) hosted a seminar at the Burgers Park Hotel in Pretoria on September 26, 2018, on the theme The legacy of Argentina’s G20 presidency in 2018: priorities,…


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Tuesday, 03.07.2018 - Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria | Event

The Institute for Global Dialogue, in partnership with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) hosted a seminar at the Burgers Park Hotel in Pretoria on July 3, 2018, on the theme Argentina’s G20 Presidency: implications for the Africa-G20 Partnership.


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Thursday, 25.10.2018 | Event

THE WITS SCHOOL OF GOVERNANCE in partnership with FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG SOUTH AFRICA invite you to the sixth roundtable in the 2018 series focused on exploring social transformation and the social contract in South Africa.


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Friday, 12.10.2018 - Hofmeyr House | Event

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, 10.10.2018 - Bert WesselsLecture Theatre 1, Wits School of Governance 2 St David’s Place, Parktown | Event

THE Wits School of Governance in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa invite you to the fifth roundtable in the 2018 series focused on exploring social transformation and the social contract in South Africa.


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Mapping women's voices in calls for social change


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Thursday, 26.07.2018 - Wits South West Engineering Building (Graduation Centre) | Event

Left politics, trade unions and conjunctural analysis.


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Tuesday, 03.07.2018 - Burgers Park Hotel, Corner of Lilian Ngoyi and Minnaar Street, Pretoria | Event

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 the Caribbean (LAC) as a whole, as well as advancing a cohesive regional strategy of the Latin…


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07.06.2018 | Event

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


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29.03.2018 | Event
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We are pleased to announce first semester SWOP Breakfast Seminar programme.


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28.03.2018 | Youth leadership programme | Event

The FES South Africa will host the Fort Hare Autumn school module one in the Eastern Cape at Hogsback from 30 March to 4 April 2018.


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08.02.2018 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation, Youth leadership programme | News, Event

South Africa needs future leaders. Will you be one of them?

 


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| Socio Economic | Event, News

The Global Labour Univeristy (GLU) is proud to announce a short course for Labour Activisits living and working in South Africa.


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Wednesday, 22.11.2017 - University of South Africa (Unisa), 1 Preller St, Muckleneuk, Pretoria | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

KMM Review Publishing, The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Brigalia Bam Chair for Democracy invite you to attend Debating democracy and electoral systems


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Monday, 27.11.2017 - Wednesday, 29.11.2017 - International Convention Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). | Socio Economic | Event

Join us for the ‘Wellbeing Economy Festival’ in Pretoria (South Africa) from 27 to 29 November 2017. An incredible line-up of innovators, entrepreneurs, technology experts and academics discussing how to change policy, business and society.


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Thursday, 19.10.2017 - Centre for the Book, 62 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town | International Relations | Event

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Johannesburg invites you and members of your organisation to A PUBLIC DIALOGUE. 

The National Development Plan proposes creating 11…


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Wednesday, 27.09.2017 - World Trade Organization | Event

To ensure that the benefits of trade are more equally shared, special attention needs to be given to decent work in global supply or value chains (GVC)


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Thursday, 02.11.2017 - Friday, 03.11.2017 - FES Berlin | Event

Does digital change mean prosperity and participation for all or inequality and social upheaval?


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Wednesday, 13.09.2017 - Guild Theatre, East London | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Dispatch Dialogues. Voting, Power and Accountability


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Tuesday, 26.09.2017 - Wednesday, 27.09.2017 - Parktonian Hotel, 120 De Korte Street, Wanderers View Estate | Socio Economic | Event

Towards a Decent Standard of Living


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Thursday, 14.09.2017 - Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa | International Relations | Event

Preliminary Notice: Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

 


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Friday, 25.08.2017 - Wits, South West Engineering Building, Graduate Seminar Room, East Campus | Socio Economic | Event

Movement. Whiteness. A Fresh look


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21.07.2017 | Youth leadership programme | News, Event

The second module of the FHAS took place in Chintsa, Eastern Cape, from 26 to 29 June. Twenty participants (9 female, 11 male) deliberated in sessions focused on understanding South Africa’s political system.

The objectives of the Autumn School were…


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Tuesday, 25.07.2017 - Sandton Sun | Socio Economic | Event

The transition towards a low-carbon economy poses a number of opportunities and challenges. Various policy-makers and stakeholders have highlighted these in social dialogues. One of the most contentious issues is economic development. Particularly…


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Friday, 21.07.2017 - South West Engineering Building (Wits) | Socio Economic | Event

Gloomy realities of illegal workers.


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Wednesday, 12.07.2017 - Saturday, 15.07.2017 - Rhodes University | Event

The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University, which includes the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) in partnership with the Friederich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and in conjunction with Critical Studies in Sexuality and…


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Monday, 26.06.2017 - Thursday, 29.06.2017 - Chintsa | Event

FES South Africa, in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will host the second of three annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Chintsa from 26-29 June 2017.


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Saturday, 24.06.2017 - Tuesday, 27.06.2017 - Morris Isaacson High School Hall, Senate Room | Event

Panel discussion will include students, academics and community activists.


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Wednesday, 28.06.2017 - Wits Club Conference Centre, WITS West Campus - Empire Road, Yale Road entrance | Event

The negotiations to introduce a national minimum wage are at an advanced stage at NEDLAC. Dr Shane Godfrey and Mario Jacobs, from the UCT Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group (LEP), have followed the developments closely and are in the process…


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Tuesday, 20.06.2017 - Johannesburg | Event

The Africa-China Reporting Project is hosting a symposium on a Common Integrated African Policy On China with the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) associated with UNISA, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on July 20 at Wits University. 


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Tuesday, 13.06.2017 - Youth Lab Offices | Event

Democracy, as a concept of the rule by the people, finds different expressions in systems of election and governance around the world. What is understood as democracy is thus subjective and often determined by socio-political and economic choices…


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Thursday, 08.06.2017 - Friday, 09.06.2017 - The Fountains Hotel Cape Town | Socio Economic | Event

Climate change and the need to move towards renewable forms of energy have long been at the forefront of both global and national agendas. Dominant discourses on climate change focus on two areas: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the…


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Sunday, 21.05.2017 - Tuesday, 23.05.2017 - Venue: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape | Socio Economic | Event

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung South Africa will be partnering with NUMSA and IG Metal to host a joint workshop on Transnational Worker Solidarity and Global Value Chains.


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Wednesday, 17.05.2017 - Boksburg | Socio Economic | Event

The Integrated Energy Plan has been published for public comment and analysis. All stakeholders have been engaging on South Africa’s energy mix, and how it will contribute to sustainable development.


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Thursday, 04.05.2017 - Tuesday, 04.04.2017 - 17h30 - 19h00 - 6 Spin Street, Church Square, Cape Town | International Relations | Event

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Johannesburg invites you and members of your organisation to a public dialogue on Powerful Trade Unions: South African Drivers of Regional…


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Tuesday, 09.05.2017 - Wednesday, 10.05.2017 - Johannesburg | Socio Economic | Event

The global economic crisis is characterized by massive socio-economic disparities. Oxfam’s (2016) report entitled: An Economy for the 1% concludes that 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people – the bottom half of humanity.


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Saturday, 22.04.2017 | Promoting Democracy and Civil Participation | Event

Mini economic workshops including financial literacy, CV writing, business funding, etc. will be hosted at the festival based on the needs identified in the asset mapping workshops. Young people who attended the Green Innovation boot camp and other…


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