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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…

February 21, 2012

KAS internships

New intern at KAS/DDP-Liaison Office in Cape Town

My name is Mia. I’m a 21 year old student of political science and sociology at the University of Stuttgart. The internship at the KAS-office in Cape Town provides me with the unique opportunity to gain an insight into the Foundations's work in South Africa. I’m looking forward to learn more about the political landscape of South Africa and in which way a German political foundation can assist the democratic consolidation process.

January 24, 2012


SAIIA- top think-tank in Sub-Saharan Africa

For the third successive year, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), a long term partner of KAS, has been voted the leading think tank in sub-Saharan Africa in the Global Go To Think Tank Index for 2011. The institute received the same accolade in 2009 and 2010. The annual survey is conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and is the most comprehensive ranking of the world's top think tanks. more…

January 17, 2012

South Africa & The Media:

2011 in review - looking ahead to 2012

Exclusively for KAS Media Africa, Chris Roper reviews the media year 2011 in South Africa. The online editor of the continent’s leading weekly “Mail&Guardian” also looks ahead to 2012 and points out the challenges. Read the full regional report here – more…

December 8, 2011

Book Launch

Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries: Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil

The KAS-manual "Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries: Experiences and Insights from South Africa, India and Brazil" , launched on 8.12.2011 during COP17 in Durban, focuses on the question how Mega-events, such as the 2010 FIFA Worldcup, the 2010 Commonwealth Games or the 2016 Olympic Games, can be used as catalysts for sustainable development of Mega-Cities in developing countries. The manual is available as pdf. more…

November 30, 2011


German Events at COP17 in Durban

How does the German Community take part in COP17? The German Stand can be found in the Quinine Tree Marquee on the COP17 Climate Change Response Expo. A summary of all planned events can be found on the website of the German Missions. more…

November 29, 2011

Climate Smart Cape Town pavilion wins Awards at COP17 Expo

The KAS partner "Climate Smart Cape Town" wins the award for the best outdoor and best overall stand at the Climate Change Response Expo. Constructed out of 1884 milk crates and over 22,000 plastic milk bottles the pavilion will be dismantled after COP17 and all the materials re-used. Different coloured crates create the outline of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak. It showcases the vision of Cape Town to become a lower carbon city adapting well to the impacts of climate change. more…

June 10, 2011
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Discussing the UN Security Council

German and South African experiences

Top politicians, diplomats and members of the civil society from Europe and Africa gathered in Pretoria to discuss the non permanent membership of Germany and South Africa on the UN Security Council. KAS South Africa has compiled a short video of this successful conference. Watch now! more…

June 2, 2011

Expert meeting

The role of women in traditional societies

On May 31, 2011 KAS Regional Program Gulf-States and Dubai School of Government (DSG) held an expert`s meeting on Gender and the role of women in traditional societies in Abu Dhabi. Sizani Ngubane, founder of the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM) in South Africa, and Gender/Public Policy experts from the DSG used the platform to exchange ideas and experiences. more…

May 11, 2011

Helen Zille to receive Abraham Geiger Award 2011

Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, is the recipient of the Abraham Geiger Award 2011. The ceremony will be held on 26 September in Berlin. The award recognizes persons who have made outstanding contributions with regard to pluralism and who have shown great commitment towards openness, courage, tolerance, and freedom of thought.