In a government where democracy is allowed to work, one of the principles that is normally entrenched is a feedback system, a discussion between those who formulate policy and those who must perceive, accept or reject policy. In other words, there must be a system of education - political education - and this does not necessarily go with literacy.

- Steve Biko

Committed to radical perspectives, emphasising public awareness, enlightenment, and social critique

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (foundation) is one of the six major political foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany, tasked primarily with conducting political education both at home and abroad.

Since its founding in 1990, the foundation’s work has adhered to the legacy of its namesake, German socialist leader Rosa Luxemburg, and seeks to represent democratic socialism with an unwavering internationalist focus. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is committed to radical perspectives, emphasising public awareness, enlightenment, and social critique. It stands in tradition of the workers’ and women’s movements, as well as anti-fascism and anti-racism.

Active in Southern Africa
since 2002

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung has been active in Southern Africa since 2002 and its focus on political education involves facilitating platforms which promote civic participation, critical thinking, research and dialogue with the goal of participatory, inclusive and peaceful democracy.

The foundation is registered as a non-profit organisation according to South African law and is affiliated with
DIE LINKE, the German Left Party.

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa

Janine Walter

Regional Representative for Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Esther Bango

Local liaison and office management

Fredson Guilengue

Senior Programme Manager

SADC current affairs, History & Remembrance

Jan Urhahn

Food Sovereignty Dialogue Programme

Food Sovereignty

Sikho Luthango

Labour & economic alternatives

Tafadzwa Nyakunu

Chief Finance Officer

Finance and accounting

Lerato Ramothatha

Finance and accounting

Priscilla Mutsvunguma

Special Funds Coordinator

Finance and accounting

Roland Nkwain Ngam

Programme Manager

Climate justice & socio-ecological transformation

Refiloe Joala

Programme Manager

Food Sovereignty

Zanele Sangweni

Office Caretaker

Office Upkeep

Xolani Ndlovu

Office Caretaker

Office Infrastructure and Maintenance

Siviwe Rikhotso

Political Communications

Cooperation and collaboration

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa welcomes requests to cooperate with NGOs, community based organisations, universities, unions, political parties, and media organisations that comply with the tenets of democratic socialism.

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