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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…

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…