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August 7, 2014

Johannesburg, 7 August 2014

SAIIA-KAS Scholarship: Research Internship Programme 2015

Applications for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) International Affairs Internship at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2015 are now open. more…

August 7, 2014

Johannesburg, 20 August 2014

Careers Evening for South African students in humanities

On 20 August 2014 KAS in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) holds the annual careers evening for South African students at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. A similar event will follow on 15 September at the University of Cape Town. more…

July 7, 2014

Johannesburg, 7 July 2014

Tribute to Prof Russel Botman

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Prof Russel Botman. Prof Botman was a key note speaker at our joint event with the Centre for Constitutional Rights on 19 June 2014. His death has left a huge void in the South African academic fraternity in particular, but also in the academic world in general. He was a man of integrity and ethics we will always remember. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and to the University of Stellenbosch. more…

June 19, 2014

International Reports

20 Years of Democracy and the Fifth Parliamentary Elections in South Africa

In the latest parliamentary elections, the ruling African National Congress could once again assert its power. However, the new government is facing major efforts to ensure the country’s economic and social situation do not deteriorate. more…

June 13, 2014

Johannesburg, 13 June 2014

KAS and the South African National Planning Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding

The KAS Country Project in South Africa, the National Planning Commission in the South African Presidency and the weekly newspaper Mail and Guardian have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The three partners announced to continue cooperation on the series of Critical Thinking Forums to find solutions for reducing youth unemployment in South Africa. more…

June 4, 2014

Impacts on political stability

Youth Unemployment in South Africa

Since its first democratic elections in 1994, doomsayers within and outside of South Africa have predicted a fate akin to that of many other failed post-colonial African states for the country. more…

May 28, 2014

Johannesburg, 27 May 2014

Critical Thinking Forum

At a panel discussion organised by KAS in cooperation with the weekly newspaper Mail & Guardian and the National Planning Commission academics, unionists, employers and government representatives engaged in a debate on strategies to fight youth unemployment in South Africa. more…

May 9, 2014

South Africa 2014

Observation of the South African General Election on 7 May

On 7 May the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was one of 78 domestic and 24 foreign observer missions to watch the South African General Elections 2014. Country director Dr. Holger Dix and KAS-Trainee Marius Glitz visited selected voting stations in and around Johannesburg. more…

March 20, 2014

Breakfast Discussion with FW de Klerk

The Constitution and Good Public Leadership

In 2014 the Centre for Constitutional Rights in collaboration with the School of Public Leadership and KAS hosts a series of breakfast discussions on Good Public Leadership. Former president FW de Klerk was the keynote speaker of the first event in this series, which dealt with the role of the Constitution as a guiding document for good public leadership. more…

January 28, 2014

Johannesburg, 28 January 2014

KAS again nominated best think tank with political party affiliation

For the second time in succession the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been allocated in the ranking of the world's best think thanks established by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). KAS has been nominated as best organisation with political party affiliation as well as number 15 of Top (Non-U.S.) Think Tanks Worldwide. more…