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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…

February 28, 2016

The EU and South Africa in Dialogue

Federica Mogherini, the EU´s High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy visits KAS-Partner SAIIA

A panel discussion at SAIIA marked the occasion of the visit to South Africa by the European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini. more…

February 25, 2016

Global Challenges

Refugees and Migration

The current refugee crisis in Europe is not only a challenge for the individual countries involved that have to find responsible ways of dealing with the influx of immigrants but also for the European Union as an institution, explained the German Ambassador to South Africa Walter J. Lindner at a seminar, jointly hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and KAS. Lindner added that migration will in future become a global issue due to the effects of climate change. more…

February 18, 2016
Alumni reakfast

KAS/SAIIA scholars 2016

We welcome our new KAS/SAIIA-Scholars of the academic year 2016!

During the annual KAS-Alumni Breakfast the three new scholars of the KAS/SAIIA alumni program were welcomed. We wish all of them a successful academic year 2016 and best wishes for the future.

February 4, 2016

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2016

Multiculturalism and the Constitution

"Multiculturalism and the promotion of positive relations between communities in multicultural societies as a prerequisite for peace, prosperity and a sustainable democracy in South Africa" was the theme of this year's Annual Conference hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation in cooperation with KAS. Prominent speakers shared their views on why South Africa is still a divided society and what needs to be done in order to protect minorities and ensure their constitutional rights. more…

December 18, 2015

A Happy New Year from the KAS-Team!

By sending out our newsletter for the second half of 2015, which aims to inform you about our recent events in the second half of 2015 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 2016! more…

December 7, 2015

KAS/SPL/CFCR Breakfast Series

The Future of Higher Education

Nationwide student protests in recent weeks have highlighted the need to reflect on the status quo of the Higher Education sector in South Africa. Prof. Adam Habib and Prof. Barney Pityana were the guest speakers at this breakfast discussion, which focused on what needs to change. more…

November 20, 2015

Ela Gandhi, Mahathma Gandhis granddaughter debates at DDP

Our KAS partner, the Democracy Development Program (DDP), hosted a very timely forum on 'South Africa's Insurgent Citizens' which aimed to offer a platform to explore the rise of insurgent citizenship in South Africa. Ela Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhis granddaughter, engaged very actively in the debate. more…