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December 17, 2016

KAS International Reports 03/2016

"South Africa: The Cape of Disappointed Hope"

The BRICS are in crisis. The economic malaise in the ­majority of member states intensifies asymmetries within the group. All members use the BRICS for pursuing their own economic interests and for avoiding isolation whilst making contro­versial foreign policy decisions (Article written by Tilmann Feltes). more…

December 16, 2016

KAS Newsletter 02/2016

By sending out our newsletter for the second half of 2016, which aims to inform you about our recent events in the second half of 2016 as well as to provide you with news and highlights, the KAS team South Africa would like to wish you and your family a great start to 2017! more…

August 2, 2016

Local Elections 2016

The End of the Dominant Party System?

On August 3 the fifth democratic elections in South Africa after apartheid took place. The results marking the end of the dominant party system with new coalitions governing the metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Port Elizabeth. For detailed information material, videos and reports (partly in German) please click here: more…

August 1, 2016

Cadenabbia-Dialogue 2016

Governance and Growth in Africa after the Commodities Boom

This High-Level Roundtable in cooperation with The Brenthurst Foundation engaged in a critical interrogation of the African Rising narrative and identified key areas of attention for policy makers. The discussion took place at the KAS dialogue centre at Lake Como, Italy. more…

July 23, 2016

Art Project "White Rose"

The role of art in fighting suppression and injustice

Numerous schools in the Western Cape participated in a competition organised by the Holocaust Centre, which emphasised the central role of art in fighting social ills, suppression, and injustice. more…

July 22, 2016

Kick-Off Workshop

Public Procurement Law Training for the Office of the Public Protector

The kick-off workshop marked the start of a collaboration between KAS and the Office of the Public Protector(PP). In a first out of four workshops, more than 60 investigators from the PP offices in Pretoria were trained in Procurement Law. Amongst the participants: Deputy PP, Adv. Kevin Malunga. more…

July 18, 2016

Local Government Elections 2016

Political Party Dialogue

The forthcoming 2016 Local Government Elections is dubbed as one of the most highly contested elections since emergence of Developmental Local Government. KAS-Partner DDP created a conducive space for political parties to unpack their Local Government Election manifestos and to afford citizens an opportunity to engage them. more…

March 17, 2016
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Post-COP21 Expert Roundtable-Discussion

“The Agreement of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa”

The Roundtable discussion reflected in an interdisciplinary manner on the COP21 Paris Agreement and particularly what challenges and opportunities arise from the Agreement and how law, politics, finance and related mechanisms can further climate [...] more…

March 11, 2016

KAS-SEFSA Meeting 2016

The Socio-Economic Future of South Africa

The inaugural SEFSA summit was convened by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. The summit was attended by politicians, business leaders, members of the faith community and civil society. Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan was one of the speakers, others include Rev Frank Chikane, former COSATU secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Nicky Newton-King, IFP leader Prince Mangosutho Buthelezi and many others. Click here for Archbishop Makgobas impressing speech: more…

February 28, 2016

Tswalu Dialogue 2016

External Defence Engagement in Africa

The Tswalu Dialogue 2016 was hosted by KAS in conjunction with The Brenthurst Foundation. Delegates included leading African security experts, officials and former heads of state, along with high-level ‘external’ participants with the aim to examine the role of external military and peacekeeping training missions in Africa. Please find here a detailed report: more…