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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…

October 14, 2017

Study and Dialogue Program on Migration and Integration

Experts from South Africa visit Germany: Both South Africa and Germany are destination countries for migration. This study visit for experts from South Africa aims at an exchange of experiences and a comparison of the various approaches towards migration and integration. more…

October 13, 2017

New Windhoek Dialogue 2017

Declaration and Recommendations ahead of the 5th AU-EU Summit: From 6 - 9 October 2017, the New Windhoek Dialogue brought together centre-right political parties from 12 African countries, Members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament, representatives of European centre-right parties as well as the representatives of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. more…

October 5, 2017

Memorial Lecture with Graca Machel

Violence against Women and Children in South Africa

Graca Machel, founder of the Graca Machel Trust was the guest speaker at the 11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture that took place on 3rd October at the University of the Western Cape. In her speech Ms Machel focussed on the extreme levels of violence against Women and Children in South Africa. She pointed out that the situation can not be turned around by state institutions or by introducing more laws but only by a change of the South African society itself. more…

September 28, 2017

The federal election of September 24, 2017

ANALYSIS AND PRELIMINARY RESULT Despite severe losses the two Christian democratic parties attained important strategic goals. They remained as the strongest political forces in Germany. There is no winning coalition without them possible and Angela Merkel will be Germany’s next chancellor. Compared to 2013 turnout increased by roughly five percentage points to 76.2 per cent. more…

September 6, 2017

New film series released covering the topic of migration and integration

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with bewegtbild Berlin released a new film series titled "Was uns prägt - was uns eint" (What shapes us - what unifies us). Easy to understand and ostensively the clips deal with the central virtues of our democracy and deal with topics such as human dignity, equality, freedom of opinion, religious freedom and the basics of German foreign policy. more…

July 14, 2017

Climate Report 2017: South Africa

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

Our latest KAS Climate Report, which continues the series from 2007, 2011 and 2014, provides answers to the question of the extent to which the private sector plays a role for climate financing in the G20 countries. Read here the contribution for South Africa... more…

April 18, 2017

G20 and Private Investments in Africa

G20 and Africa: BusinessDay TV-Interview with Tilmann Feltes

Sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa was on the agenda at the recent Group of 20 meeting in Germany where the G20 Africa Partnership was launched. BusinessDay TV invited Tilmann Feltes from KAS to its special airing on "G20 and Africa"... more…

March 13, 2017


Youth Employment Enterprise & Skills-Summit

The Summit in 2017 targeted the high youth unemployment rate South Africa brought together the unemployed youth, prospective employers and civil society organizations which assist the youths to find employment to exchange information on ways to deal with youth unemployment. more…