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November 16, 2015

Conference on Combating Corruption in Cape Town

Stakeholders from over 10 countries on the continent convened from the 3-6 November 2015 in Cape Town to explore effective measures to fight corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. The international conference was jointly organised by the KAS-Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa and its partner, the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa (IFAISA). more…

October 7, 2015
NEASA hands over a painting of Konrad-Adenauer to KAS

NEASA hands over a painting of Konrad-Adenauer to KAS

Gerhard Papenfus, the Chief Executive of the National Employers´ Association of South Africa (NEASA), hands over a painting of Konrad-Adenauer to the KAS-office Johannesburg.

August 13, 2015

KAS/SAIIA Annual Careers Evening

A Successful Annual Careers Evening for South African Students in the Field of Humanities.

About 300 students attended the annual event hosted by KAS and SAIIA. A very successful occasion in which the students got the opportunity to meet and engage with very prominent speakers as Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President of the BRICS New Development Bank. more…

June 9, 2015
South Africa’s Public Protector Thulisile Madonsela and Thomas Heilmann, Senator of Berlin on Justice and Consumer Protection

German-South African discourse on the role of public advocates

Thomas Heilmann (CDU), Senator of Berlin on Justice and Consumer Protection, held talks with South Africa’s Public Protector as part of his visit to South Africa. The conversation with ombudswoman Thulisile Madonsela addressed the role of public advocates in light of legal frameworks and legislative processes.

May 21, 2015

KAS-Dialogue Programme 2015

German-South African discourse on social partnership and collective bargaining

In light of pressing socio-economic challenges that South Africa faces, questions on labour relations, collective bargaining and social partnership arise. A South African five-member delegation consisting of high-profile representatives from government, academia, business and civil-society engages with German counterparts on these matters. The KAS-Dialogue Programme enables information exchanges in Berlin and Erfurt from 31.05-06.06.2015.

February 6, 2015

South Africa’s political development

Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa

Prof. Dr. Neuss opened the conference on “‚25 years since 2 February 1990: a Quarter Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy” which was hosted by FW de Klerk Foundation and funded by KAS. High profile speakers like Former President of SA and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate FW de Klerk and Former President Kgalema Motlanthe delivered speeches. She also met with the President of IFP Prince Buthelezi and concluded her visit with a lecture at Stellenbosch University. more…

January 29, 2015

Exploring Rainbow Nation

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss' journey to South Africa

Looking forward to her eight-day South African journey Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss said: „I have been wishing to travelling to South Africa for a very long time, I am curious especially about the social coexistence of its people and the developments since the end of Apartheid. Many love this beautiful country and of course I want to see it, too.” more…

January 29, 2015

KAS goes green

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss inaugurated KAS South Africa’s solar system in Johannesburg. more…

November 27, 2014

Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Scoping workshop

"Green Economy"- The KAS cooperated with the Mandela Institute of the Wits University Johannesburg on an expert-workshop concerning possible modern energy sources and their benefit and impact on South Africas planned green economy. more…

November 26, 2014


The KAS hosted this year an event for their Alumni. We spent a full day with our Alumni starting at OR Tambo to learn more about Lufthansa's A 380. The event will end with a dinner with Pieter Cronje (Communicationexpert) as guest speaker. Please find pictures of our events and a copy of the speech of Mr. Cronje. more…