South Africa’s Public Protector Thulisile Madonsela and Thomas Heilmann, Senator of Berlin on Justice and Consumer Protection

German-South African discourse on the role of public advocates

Thomas Heilmann (CDU), Senator of Berlin on Justice and Consumer Protection, held talks with South Africa’s Public Protector as part of his visit to South Africa. The conversation with ombudswoman Thulisile Madonsela, initiated by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation South Africa Office, addressed the role of public advocates in light of legal frameworks and legislative processes. The differing legal prerequisites in South Africa and Germany were addressed as well as local requirements and challenges.

KAS-Dialogue Programme 2015

German-South African discourse on social partnership and collective bargaining

In light of pressing socio-economic challenges that South Africa faces, questions on labour relations, collective bargaining and social partnership arise. A South African five-member delegation consisting of high-profile representatives from government, academia, business and civil-society engages with German counterparts on these matters. The KAS-Dialogue Programme enables information exchanges in Berlin and Erfurt from 31.05-06.06.2015.

South Africa’s political development

Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa

Prof. Dr. Neuss opened the conference on “‚25 years since 2 February 1990: a Quarter Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy” which was hosted by FW de Klerk Foundation and funded by KAS. High profile speakers like Former President of SA and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate FW de Klerk and Former President Kgalema Motlanthe delivered speeches. She also met with the President of IFP Prince Buthelezi and concluded her visit with a lecture at Stellenbosch University. more…



to the Website of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in South Africa. From its Johannesburg office the Foundation coordinates a wide range of activities that aim to assist South Africa in its process of democratic consolidation. A joint office run in cooperation with KAS-Partner Democracy Development Programme in Cape Town complements and supports our work.



Aug. 12

KAS/SAIIA Annual Careers Evening

Aug. 19

Discourse Cafe' with Songezo Zibi

Aug. 19 - 21

Constitutional Democracy at the Sub-National Level

Quality Governance through Innovation

Sep. 10 - 11

Scaling the social economy for greater impact

Annual conference on the social economy

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"Tracking the Pulse of the People"

Value change in post-apartheid South Africa

The latest results of the World Value Survey South Africa 2013 provide a comprehensive insight into the public perception of the South African democracy. Against this background, Prof. Hennie Kotzé from Stellenbosch University [...] more…

Renewable Energy and Community Impacts

Research methods and solutions to climate change

Research methods and solution strategies for climate change mitigation, adaptation and low carbon development were addressed at the workshop that was jointly held by the Mandela Institute and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation South [...] more…

Voices and views on South Africa

Not in our name - Xenophobia in South Africa

South Africans have come out in numbers to provide support to victims of xenophobia violence which started in Durban. Perpetrators of xenophobic violence are a minority; the majority of South Africans are tolerant towards [...] more…

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