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August 8, 2018

Zimbabwe: What Does the Future Hold Under New Leadership?

Our partner, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has published an article on the topic of the recent elections in Zimbabwe. Since assuming office as President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa has made several gestures of reform and has engaged key western interests. more…

August 8, 2018

Discourse Café - The Qunu 9

On July 26th, the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute (FVZS) at Stellenbosch University (SU) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS) hosted the fourth Discourse Café at the Stellenbosch University Museum. The Discourse Café series aims at promoting a culture of informed debate on various issues. more…

August 8, 2018

The Impact of the Electric Vehicle on the Southern African Development Community

On July 27th, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) hosted a workshop on the topic “The Impact of the Electric Vehicle on the Southern African Development Community”. more…

August 8, 2018

Voice and Accountability: What Councillors Say

On July 31st the Dullah Omar Institute in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) hosted a seminar on the topic “Voice and Accountability: What Councillors Say”. The seminar aimed at providing an opportunity for councillors to present their own view on their role in society. more…

July 31, 2018

Youth Dialogue 2018

On the 28th of July 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) hosted a discussion on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and the Dark side of Social Media”. The overarching goal of the event was to unpack a constitutionally-enshrined right: freedom of expression. more…

July 25, 2018

DDP's Quarterly Newsletter: April - June 2018

Our partner, the Democracy Development Program NPC (DDP) has published its regular newsletter which invites you to take a closer look at some of their current projects, events as well as publications. more…

July 24, 2018

Ruling on Private Funding for Political Parties is a Win for Democracy

Dr. Paul Kariuki, Programme Director of the Democracy Development Program (DDP), has published an article on the topic of the Constitutional Court ruling relating to the funding for political parties. For a long time, political parties were reluctant to disclose the sources of their funding. Now this will be a thing of the past. more…

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…