Publications

Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue

The Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue is done in cooperation with the South African Council of Churches in Gauteng. It forms part of a series of events which aims at the eradication of xenophobia and promotion of social cohesion by strengthening conflict resolution skills of community leaders, improving liaison with Government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks. The first Dialogue took place on the 14th of February 2018 at Khotso House in Johannesburg. more…

Event Reports | February 22, 2018

Looking Ahead for 2018

Local and International Change Scenarios

“The future of South Africa depends on how much emphasis will be set on prioritizing economic growth and building a unified political and civil society” was the leading argument by Dr. Jakkie Cilliers from the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) at the first breakfast briefing, jointly hosted by the School for Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 15th February 2018 at the Sun Square Hotel in Cape Town. more…

Event Reports | February 15, 2018

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2018: South Africa beyond State Capture and Corruption

Defending and strengthening the valuable South African Constitution

“South Africa beyond State Capture and Corruption” was the title of this year’s annual FW de Klerk Conference held on the 2nd of February 2018 in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The leading question addressed by former South African president F.W. de Klerk was how South Africans “as a country are going to re-establish a system of governance that is characterised by integrity – with key institutions that operate in the public interest effectively, professionally, efficiently and without fear, favour or prejudice”. more…

Event Reports | February 6, 2018

New KAS research assistant Petida Chomphoo introduces herself

My name is Petida Chomphoo and I am pleased to introduce myself as the new Research Assistant of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) in Johannesburg. Currently I am a master student of International Management in Fulda and I will graduate by completing my research stay in Johannesburg. Previously I concluded my bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus on tourism. more…

January 22, 2018

Is Zimbabwe Really in a Post-Mugabe Era?

On Wednesday, the 17th of January 2018, Prof. Brian Raftopoulos, formally Professor for Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust, gave a presentation on the events leading to the resignation of Zimbabwe´s former president Robert Mugabe and the country’s future political and economic outlook. The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), a highly rated think tank specializing in International Relations issues and long-term partner of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, hosted the event in Cape Town. more…

Event Reports | January 19, 2018