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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.

May 2, 2011

IOC Award for KAS Project

Green Goal Programme crowned in Doha

The Green Goal programme, a partnership project of the Host City Cape Town and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, has won the prestigious International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sport and Environment Award. The winners were announced during the opening ceremony of the 9th IOC Conference on Sport and Environment in Doha, Qatar on Saturday night. Cape Town’s Green Goal Action Plan included no less than 41 projects that contributed to an environmentally responsible hosting of the event. more…

April 21, 2011

Call for papers

The Relevance of International Standards for Labour Law and Social Security

'INTERACTION BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LABOUR LAW AND SOCIAL SECURITY: STANDARDS AND METHODS" is the title of a conference, to be hosted on 13-14 October 2011 in Stellenbosch by the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law (CICLASS) and the Institute for Social Law and Policy (ISLP) with the financial support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). Academics and practitioners are invited to submit relevant research and policy based papers. more…

April 15, 2011

KAS Publication

Cooperative Government: The oil of the engine

This KAS Policy Paper describes the role of intergovernmental relations within a multitiered system. It is the unseen layer that allows the various parts of government to operate and to serve the interests of the whole. Cooperative government is meant to strengthen each of these spheres and not to reduce their effectiveness. The authors provide a general albeit brief overview of the system of cooperative government in South Africa and an assessment of how the system operates in practice. more…

April 4, 2011

Constitutional Court

Between Law and Politics

On invitation by Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Prof. Herbert Landau, Judge at the Constitutional Court in Germany, Prof. Dr Christian Roschmann, Head of the KAS-Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa and Dr Werner Böhler, Country Representative of KAS for South Africa met with all eleven ConCourt Judges at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The meeting was followed by a seminar entitled:"Constitutional Court between Law and Politics". more…