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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…

January 17, 2014

International Reports

South African Cities Two Decades on from Apartheid

Two decades on from the end of apartheid, South Africa remains ethnically divided where the distribution of wealth is concerned. A larger black middle class is definitely capable of making changes to this unsatisfactory situation – but this will not necessarily affect the cityscape. more…

December 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela

Johannesburg, 6 December 2013

South Africans mourn death of Nelson Mandela

The KAS Country Project in South Africa shares the mourning of the people in South Africa and worldwide after the death of Nelson Mandela. His message of reconciliation and his deep belief in democracy will be carried on as guiding principles of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation's work.

November 15, 2013

Johannesburg, 18 October 2013

Development in Fragile Contexts: African Civil Society Recommendations for the EU-US Development Dialogue

The objective of the African Civil Society Dialogue was to collect input from African civil society organizations and African experts on aid in fragile states. Outcomes from this workshop will be presented at the Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogue. more…

September 12, 2013

Johannesburg, 4 – 5 September 2013

The State of the Social Economy of South Africa

On 4 and 5 September 2013 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Social Economy (CSESE) at the University of Johannesburg invited more than 200 social entrepreneurs, academics and government representatives to a colloquium on the state of the Social Economy of South Africa. more…

August 27, 2013

Johannesburg, 27 August 2013

Meet Germany in South Africa at the German Weeks 2013

The German Embassy, the South African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the various German institutions in South Africa will showcase the multi-faceted image of Germany's modern society from Sept 12- Oct 19. Nearly 30 events throughout Gauteng will cover the arts, politics, cuisine, technology, business and education from Germany. For more information visit or Twitter #GermanWeeks2013 more…

August 22, 2013

SAIIA-KAS Scholarship: Research Internship Programme 2014

Applications for the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) International Affairs Internship at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014 are now open. more…

August 16, 2013

Johannesburg, 14. August 2013

KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2013

On the occasion of a careers event that has been organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s office in Johannesburg and its partner the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) more than 200 South African students learned about job opportunities in the field of international relations. more…

June 19, 2013

Neustadt/Berlin, 26 May till 2 June 2013

South African delegation in Germany to collect information on measures to drop youth unemployment

From 26 May till 2 June 2013 eight South African representatives from government, political parties, business and trade unions took part in a study programme of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in the German cities of Neustadt an der Weinstraße and Berlin. On their trip the delegates were briefed by German employers and public authorities on the services they offer to drop youth unemployment. To South Africa with a youth unemployment rate of more than 40% the issue is of high political importance. more…