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Hanns Seidel Foundation South Africa

Postal address:
P.O. Box 41451, 
Craighall, 2024
Johannesburg | South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 11 325 0589
Fax: +27 (0) 86 512 5300
E-Mail: info@hsf.co.za

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Programmes in South Africa

The Hanns Seidel Foundation South Africa is a non-profit organisation with its head quarters in Germany. We started operating in South Africa in 1991 to support the democratic transition towards an all inclusive, non-racial democratic society. Today the Hanns Seidel Foundation is committed to promote the spirit and values of the South African constitution as well as to support the South African government in its efforts towards a more equitable and just society, sustainable development, and a vibrant democracy.

As such, we engage in training, research and dialogue progammes that are aimed at:

  • Strengthening institutions and mechanisms that are key to a constitutional democracy
  • Promoting human security
  • Conflict prevention and peace building
  • Promoting the spirit of a participatory multiparty democracy
  • Strengthening the rule of law
  • Enhancing responsible leadership and social accountability
  • Improving public service delivery
  • Enhancing economic growth
  • Supporting sustainable development and natural resource conservation
  • Raising public awareness about important socio-economic trends

We strongly believe in the need of science and applied research to inform and guide policy and seek opportunities to bridge existing gaps. We exercise our projects with respect for cultural and religious diversity.  We are non-aligned politically and believe in supporting local ideas and initiatives. As such, we partner with policy makers, public administration, think tanks, research institutions, business representatives, and NGOs among others. The Foundation also lays emphasis on building networks of its partners in the southern African region.

The Foundation further seeks to ensure that our projects:

  • have an ongoing capacity-building impact,
  • have an emphasis on sustainability, and
  • are mutually reinforcing wherever possible.

Examples of ongoing projects.