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November 29, 2012

Political Forum

The state of political violence in KwaZulu-Natal

The Democracy Development Programme, a long term partner of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, wrapped up its 2012 political forums by partnering with local radio station Gagasi FM to host a public panel discussion on the recent spate of political killings and violence in KZN. The invited panel, consisting of party leaders across the political spectrum, reflected on the root causes for political violence in the province and on what needs to be done to curb it. more…

July 9, 2012

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KAS/SAIIA Internship Programme 2013

The KAS/SAIIA research internship programme provides successful candidates with the opportunity to enroll for a masters degree by course work in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Law or Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, while simultaneously working at the prestigious South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), one of the top think tanks in Africa. Applications are now open! more…

July 3, 2012

New Country Report

Traditional Courts in South Africa

The controversy around the Traditional Courts Bill has ignited a heated debate about the pros and cons of Traditional Courts and Customary Law in South Africa. The fundamental question that needs to be answered is whether or not they are in line with the South African Constitution. A country report by KAS intern Tobias Reinauer focusses on this question. more…

June 27, 2012
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Tag der KAS 2012

50 Years of International Cooperation

For 50 years the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been engaging in fostering democracy, the rule of law and Social Market Economy. Be part of our journey by watching our new video and find out how our projects look like and with whom we work.

June 14, 2012

Country Report

The Youth Wage Subsidy

June is "Youth Month" in South Africa. Various strategies have been developed by the government to fight the high rate of youth unemployment, one of the biggest challenges young South Africans are faced with today. The hotly debated Youth Wage Subsidy is one instrument that might assist the government to achieve this goal. more…

May 21, 2012

Two events, many anniversaries

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hosted two events in Johannesburg and Cape Town to commemorate 15 years of the South African Constitution, 50 years of KAS International Cooperation, 30 years of KAS work in South Africa and 10 years of the KAS/DDP parliamentary liaison office in Cape Town. more…

May 20, 2012

Radio excerpt: 15 Years of the South African Constitution

Listen to a radio interview with Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, recorded during the KAS function "15 Years of the South African Constitution". Mrs Zille speaks about constitutional progression, federalism and the role of Provincial Governments. (c) Radio CCFM 107.5, Jonathan Haller (21.05.2012)

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April 24, 2012
KAS-Publication on Local Elections in South Africa

New KAS-Publication to be launched soon!

Local Elections in South Africa: Parties, People, Politics

This new KAS publication, edited by Prof. Susan Booysen and to be launched in May, explores the politics of local government elections, focusing on how local electoral politics interface with local government and the socio-economic base of South African society.

March 22, 2012


Kony 2012 – A closer look

The activist video “Kony 2012” is an online sensation. It also redefined what social media can achieve. South Africa’s leading online journalist Chris Roper takes a closer look at the phenomenon. more…

March 9, 2012

KAS/SAIIA Internship Programm

Since 1999 KAS has funded an internship programme, run by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). This internship provides outstanding students with the unique opportunity of enrolling for a Masters degree by course, while simultaneously working at SAIIA. We would like to introduce our scholars for 2012. more…