December 14, 2017

NEWSLETTER 2017: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our Newsletter 2017 should inform you about a selection of our more than 200 events that we have implemented together with our partners throughout this year, as well as provide you with news, publications and highlights from our KAS country offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. We wish you and your family a joyful Christmas and a great start to 2018! more…

December 11, 2017

Panel Discussion on '#New Zimbabwe, Old Antics? Dissecting the Recent Changes in Zimbabwe'

KAS South Africa and KAS Zimbabwe in cooperation with SAIIA organized a panel discussion with eminent Zimbabwean political analysts to dissect these and other emerging trends in the post-Mugabe era. more…

December 6, 2017

The Vth AU-EU summit: a turning point for relations between Africa and Europe?

On 29th and 30th of November 2017 the 5th AU-EU Summit took place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 16 of the 28 EU Member States attended the summit, amongst them the German Chancellor Angela Merkel und French President Emmanuel Macron. For both countries Africa stands high on the political agenda, and the ad hoc initiative undertaken at the summit to address the modern slave trade in Libya highlights the joint concern but also the renewed Franco-German partner- and leadership. more…

December 5, 2017

The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: A New Solution to Migration Management, or more of the same?

SAIIA Occasional Paper No 273, November 2017 This paper by Asmita Parshotam examines the Migration Compact in light of existing tensions among UN member states, what it hopes to achieve, and how it differs from the Global Compact on Refugees. more…

December 1, 2017
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Ex Presidente del Parlamento Federal Alemán (izquierda) y Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, Ex presidente del Parlamento Europeo

Members' Assembly elects Norbert Lammert as Chairperson of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Former President of the German Bundestag, was elected in todays Members' Assembly as the Chairperson of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Lammert, who has been Deputy Chairperson of the Foundation since 2001, will take office on 1 Januar 2018. He succeeds Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, who has held this honoray office since 1 Januar 2010 and suggested Norbert Lammert to become his successor.

November 27, 2017

Public Procurement Law Training - Session 6, KwaZulu-Natal

Training for the KZN-Branch of the Public Protector, facilitated by Prof. Geo Quinot (African Procurement Law Unit) and Prof. Sope Williams-Elegbe (Deputy director of the African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University). more…

November 20, 2017

Alumni Dinner 2017

“Scenarios for South Africa and the essential role of leadership” Dinner-Speech and discussion on major social, economic and political changes in South Africa more…

November 6, 2017

A human rights based approach to education in South Africa

The right to education enshrined in Section 29 of the South African Constitutions seeks to affirm the value of education and to counteract the historical legacy of apartheid, which denied quality education to the majority of South Africans. more…

November 6, 2017

Driving Value chains in agro-processing in SADC

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and KAS hosted a workshop during which stakeholders explored the challenges and opportunities of growing both domestic and regional agro-processing value chains. more…

October 31, 2017

National Church Leaders' Consultation

The Role of Churches in Times of Crisis

Church Leaders from across the country gathered at this consultative meeting to discuss with stakeholders from government and civil society how best they can assist in overcoming South Africa's various challenges in regard to health, education and poverty alleviation. A conference report by Noah Braden, KAS-Research Assistant. more…