Partners

Democracy Development Program (DDP)

Democracy Development Program (DDP)

The Democracy Development Program (DDP) was founded in 1993 as a partner of KAS in South Africa. The independent non-profit-NGO supports capacity building in the fields of good governance and civil society. The organisation’s overarching aim is to deepen democracy through the promotion of democratic governance and social justice.
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South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Founded in 1934 the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate. In 2013 the institute, which is a partner of KAS for many years, has been awarded best think-tank in Sub-Saharan Africa by the „Think Tank und Civil Societies Program“ of the University of Pennsylvania.
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South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law (SAIFAC)

South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law (SAIFAC)

The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit research institute, operating from historic premises in the Old Fort on Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, in close proximity to the South African Constitutional Court and its library. SAIFAC is a Centre of the University of Johannesburg. It was established in April 2004 under a Deed of Trust registered with the Master of the High Court in Pretoria.
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Faculty of Law at the North West University

Faculty of Law at the North West University

The Faculty of Law at the North West University in Mafikeng maintains a high standard in teaching-learning, research outputs and community service. It is the goal of the academic staff of the faculty to equip young law students with the knowledge, ethics and skills that they will need in their professional lives and also to expand the science of law through their research.
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The FW de Klerk Foundation

The FW de Klerk Foundation

The FW de Klerk Foundation promotes the heritage of former South African president FW de Klerk. The Foundation has no party political affiliation and is registered as a not-for-profit organisation. Its objectives are upholding the South African Constitution and the national accord, working for harmonious relations in multicultural societies, promoting the peaceful and negotiated resolution of disputes and mobilising resources for disabled and underprivileged children.
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Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. The aim is to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy are taken into account as the nation moves ahead.
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Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Student Leadership Development

The Frederik van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Institute for Leadership Development at Stellenbosch University offers programmes to develop and strengthen the leadership, as well as personal and graduate attributes of its own students, as well as students from other universities and colleges and school learners. The objective of the programmes is to foster ethical leadership and an understanding of students’ role as leaders in an African and global context; and to develop leadership, communication, conceptual and management skills.
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The Brenthurst Foundation

The Brenthurst Foundation

The Brenthurst Foundation is on the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa's economic performance. Its activities are focused in three areas: encouraging key decision-makers and experts to share experiences and insights at private meetings and seminars; delivering relevant, practical policy advice to governments; and generating new thinking and thought-leadership to address Africa's development challenges.
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Centre for Environmental Rights

Centre for Environmental Rights

The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit company and law clinic based in Cape Town, South Africa. It was established in October 2009 by eight civil society organisations (CSOs) in South Africa’s environmental and environmental justice sector to provide legal and related support to environmental CSOs and communities. The Centre’s vision is a South Africa where every person’s Constitutional right to an environment that is not harmful to health or well-being, and to have the environment protected for future generations, is fully realised.
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Office of the Public Protector (PP)

Office of the Public Protector (PP)

The Public Protector is an independent institution established in terms of section 181 of the Constitution, with a mandate to support and strengthen constitutional democracy. A supreme administrative oversight body, the Public Protector has the power to investigate, report on and remedy improper conduct in all state affairs. The Public Protector must be accessible to all persons and communities. Anyone can complain to the Public Protector.
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CRL Rights Commission

CRL Rights Commission

The CRL Rights Commission is a constitutional body established in terms of the South African Constitution of 1996. Its constitutional mandate is to strengthen our constitutional democracy. The Commission was established in order to protect and promote the cultural, religious and linguistic community rights. Its mandate is achievable through both proactive and reactive approach. The CRL Rights Commission is set out to build the nation by providing space for each of the cultural, religious and linguistic communities and to promote unity amongst diverse communities and to contribute.
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South African Council of Churches (SACC)

South African Council of Churches (SACC)

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) is an inter-denominational forum that unites 36 member churches and organisations. The SACC is an instrument and servant of its members and is committed to expressing, through proclamation and programmes, the united witness of the church in South Africa, especially in matters of national debate.
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Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa EFSA

Ecumenical Foundation of Southern Africa EFSA

The EFSA Institute is an ecumenical institute that promotes dialogue and consensus between different sectors and role-players on the challenges facing our diverse society.
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Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD)

Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD)

The Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) operates as a unit of the FW de Klerk Foundation and is headed by a Director, Ms Zohra Dawood. The CFCR reports to the Foundation's Board and makes use of the Foundation's administrative infrastructure and offices. The Centre is funded by private, public and corporate donations.
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Gordon Institute of Business Sciences

Gordon Institute of Business Sciences

At GIBS we believe in business. We believe passionately that business can, and should be, a force for good, a force for positive change, and a force for the economic development our country and continent so desperately needs. We believe that business should work closely together, as well as co-operatively, with government and civil society to create a better, more equal South Africa of which we can all be proud. Whilst we are firmly rooted in a university system, we are, as organisation, philosophically close to business and this is enacted in everything we do
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School of Public Leadership (SPL)

School of Public Leadership (SPL)

The School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University (SU) provides solutions through unique research, graduate, postgraduate and executive programmes adding public value for the public good within a global and African context. The SPL is an African Governance Centre of Excellence with a formidable capacity in governance, leadership and development knowledge and professional practice.
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Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF)

Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF)

Das SGGF, eine Inititative der Stellenbosch University, ist ein Wissen und Lernen Forum, dass der School of Public Leadership (SPL) der SU angeschlossen ist. Das SGGF unterstützt bessere Regierungsführung durch inklusive Innovation und wissensgestützter Implementierung. In dieser Hinsicht fokussiert sich die Arbeit des SGGF auf das Potential von Regierungspartnerschaften zwischen öffentlichen und privaten Sektor, und von der Zivilgesellschaft, um ethische Regierungsführung für das Wohlergehen der Bürger zu fördern. Zudem strebt das SGGF an, die Produktion von öffentlichem Nutzen zu unterstützen und zu erleichtern.
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Human Science Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa

Human Science Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa

The HSRC was established in 1968 as South Africa’s statutory research agency and has grown to become the largest dedicated research institute in the social sciences and humanities on the African continent, doing cutting-edge public research in areas that are crucial to development.
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SA Ubuntu Foundation

SA Ubuntu Foundation

SAUFT’s Enlightening Vision This vision embodies and reflects a world in which all people embrace one another’s equality and are encouraged and inspired to use their inherent abilities to find their passion for, participate fully in, contribute freely to, and benefit fairly from: South Africa’s growing economic marketplace and prosperity, its democratic values and processes, and its commitment to universal empowerment.
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African Procurement Law Unit (APLU)

African Procurement Law Unit (APLU)

The aim of the African Procurement Law Unit is to foster academic engagement in the field of public procurement regulation on the African continent.
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Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR)

Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR)

The Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) is the main project of the FW de Klerk Foundation. The CFCR has no party political affiliation and promotes the full spectrum of rights, values and principles in the Constitution. The Centre supports all provisions in the constitution, including the promotion of equality of people who were previously disadvantaged by unfair discrimination. The CFCR accepts the need for balanced affirmative action and land redistribution. However, it tries to ensure that such policies are implemented in a balanced manner consistent with the promotion of all the other constitutional rights. The CFCR adopts a consensus-seeking, non-confrontational style and attempts, wherever possible, to achieve its goals through discussion and persuasion.
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Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy

Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy

The establishment of CANRAD is in line with the vision and mission of the NMMU. It was launched in March 2010 as CANRAD in a response to the grave concern that racism, its alternatives and associated impact on development has not given sufficient scholarly attention in South Africa. While other universities have established centres of excellence for research, the NMMU has taken the additional step of promoting non-racial and democratic activism within communities of practice, thereby promoting a transformative and lasting culture institutionally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
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Dullah Omar Institute

Dullah Omar Institute

The Dullah Omar Institute started its work under the name 'Community Law Centre', an organisation borne out of the struggle against apartheid. The Community Law Centre opened its doors in 1990 with the help of the Ford Foundation. Adv Dullah Omar, a human rights lawyer, was its first director. The Centre played a major role in the negotiations towards a democratic South Africa. First staff members included prominent activists such as Bulelani Ngcuka, Dr Zola Skweyiya, and Brigitte Mabandla. Working with Albie Sachs and Prof Kader Asmal they participated in the constitutional negotiations. Ever since our inception, we have been a major contributor to policy formulation for South Africa’s constitutional order and increasingly, elsewhere on the continent.
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HDI For Good

HDI For Good

HDI For Good is a non-profit company* that is passionate about uplifting the lives of youth and families across South Africa. Our goal is to help reassert a sense of hope in the future, and put the things in place required to make that happen. Our work on developmental, sustainability and causal projects leverages HDI Youth Marketeers’ many years of on-the-ground experience and Thobile Mchunu-Chittenden and Thulani Madondo’s years of dedication to this field.
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Cape Town Holocaust Centre

Cape Town Holocaust Centre

The Cape Town Holocaust Centre, the first Holocaust Centre in Africa, opened in 1999. The Centre houses a permanent exhibition, and conducts educational programmes for schools, educators and diverse adult groups.
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Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (JHGC) was founded in 2008 and together with its sister Centres in Cape Town (est. 1999) and Durban (est. 2008), forms the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation (SAHGF). The JHGC is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organisations (AHO) comprising over 300 institutions worldwide. It is also a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) and the Alliance Against Genocide. The JHGC seeks to raise awareness of the evils of genocide with a particular focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; to serve as a memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, all victims of Nazi Germany and the estimated 800,000 Tutsi victims of the Genocide in Rwanda; and to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia and xenophobia and the dangers of indifference, apathy, and silence to freedom and democracy.
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Institute for International and Comparative Law, University of Pretoria - South Africa

Institute for International and Comparative Law, University of Pretoria - South Africa

Drawing on the extensive networks that the Faculty has established over many years in Africa and beyond, the objective of the ICLA is to become a port of call for those who wish to engage in legal research and legal reform in Africa involving comparative or international law at the advanced level.
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KZN CSO COALITION

KZN CSO COALITION

KZN CSO COALITION is a facilitating body harnessing the collective strength and wisdom of civil society to bring forth a changed and life giving in KwaZulu-Natal.
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PLAY HANDBALL ZA

PLAY HANDBALL ZA

PLAY HANDBALL for a SUSTAINABLE FUTURE Handball is our tool to empower the youth. We envision supporting a diverse and multi-inclusive sports environment through playing the team-sport of handball, and to impart self-esteem, skills and knowledge to the next generation. In doing so, we would like to contribute to a world where young people grow-up in peace and have hope for a positive future. We encourage respecting oneself, respecting others, and respecting the environment, which serve as the main tenets of our call-to-action.
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The Restitution Foundation

The Restitution Foundation

South Africa’s painful past caused many traumatic memories and huge inequalities within societies. A peaceful future in South Africa is only possible through the healing of traumatic memories related to our racist past and the establishment of a more equal and just South African society. The Restitution Foundation believes this would be achieved through acts of restitution.
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Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the official authorized representative of German industry and trade in Southern Africa. As a private, non-profit organization, our primary goal is to offer the best service for building bilateral business relationships between Southern Africa and Germany.
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SALDRU School of Economics, Univ. Cape Town

SALDRU School of Economics, Univ. Cape Town

The Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) was founded in 1975, and is based in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town. The unit carries out research and capacity building in applied empirical microeconomics with an emphasis on poverty and inequality, labour markets, human capital and social policy. We strive for academic excellence and policy relevance.
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Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)

Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)

Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) promotes equitable, low carbon, clean energy development in urban South Africa and Africa. We do this through research, capacity building, policy engagement and information dissemination.
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St Augustine College of South Africa

St Augustine College of South Africa

St Augustine College is both ‘university’ and ‘Catholic’. As a ‘university’, it shares the ‘gaudium de veritate’; it is committed to the search for, and the communication of, the truth (the whole truth … about nature, man and God); it is institutionally autonomous, conducting research and teaching that is responsive to the problems and needs of its context: South Africa. However, as ‘Catholic’, instead of reason being seen in opposition to faith, the two are united in their courageous exploration of ‘the riches of Revelation and of nature.’
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African Monitor

African Monitor

African Voices for Africa's Developments
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