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July 20, 2018

Interview with KAS Director South Africa

In an interview with Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) 2 KulturRadio, Henning Suhr, head of the KAS office in South Africa, spoke on the topic of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. With Mandela "a new era" had begun, because through him elections had been held for the first time in South Africa's history, "which could also be described as democratic". more…

July 19, 2018

Nelson Mandela's Mixed Legacy

On July 18, Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. He dreamed of a unified and prosperous nation, but the social problems haunting South Africa today have tainted his legacy. Five years after his death in December 2013, Mandela's legacy is still omnipresent in South Africa. KAS-SAIIA scholar Caylay Clifford in an interview about Nelson Mandela's legacy. more…

July 18, 2018

Roundtable Discussion: Law and Identity

On the 11th of July 2018, KAS in cooperation with CUD hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic “Law and Identity: The Role of Law in Constituting a Contemporary South African Identity”. The event aimed at reflecting both on identity in general as a complex and ambiguous concept but also in the particular context of South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation”. more…

July 18, 2018

Orientation Training Workshop for Traditional Leaders in Zomba

Between the 19th and 20th of June 2018, KAS in cooperation with WOLREC and LandNet Malawi, hosted an orientation training workshop for traditional leaders. The workshop, which took place in Zomba, Malawi, aimed at ensuring that traditional leaders take codified law into account when settling land disputes. more…

July 6, 2018

Conference: Property Rights for All South Africans

On the 4th of July 2018, KAS in cooperation with the FW de Klerk Foundation, hosted a conference on property rights and the role that land reform can play in expanding these rights. The public event, which took place at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, was attended by 85 participants consisting of experts on land reform. more…

July 3, 2018

Newsletter 2018/1 - KAS South Africa

As in the past, this regular newsletter cordially invites you to take a closer look at some of our current projects, which address issues such as strengthening democratic institutions and good governance, property rights and land ownership as well as empowerment of civil society. more…

July 3, 2018

The Impact of the SADC EPA on South Africa's Agriculture

The EU–SADC economic partnership agreement (EPA) came into force in October 2016 and offers South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Mozambique a number of tariff preferences in the EU market. These preferences become more significant the more processed a product is. more…

June 26, 2018

How Changing the Education Curriculum Can Help with Youth Employment

In South Africa, approximately 5.9 million youth across the nation are bearing the brunt of the high unemployment rate. Although government has made tremendous efforts in addressing youth unemployment, much more remains to be done. An article by DDP Programmes Manager Dr. Paul Kariuki. more…

June 26, 2018

#Icount: Preparing for Elections 2019

In 2019, South Africans will be voting in the sixth democratic General Elections. The elections will take place in the midst of general dissatisfaction amongst the majority of voters. Political parties will have to work very hard to win the support of the first time voters the majority of whom are apathetic. more…

June 22, 2018

Social Media Guide for Politicians

Social Media has finally arrived in politics in Africa. Just a few years ago it was hard to convince party bosses that they should set aside funds and resources for social media. Now we see social media as an essential tool in many campaigns. But how can we use Social Media to our benefits? more…