Publications

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The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference

The Constitution and Governance - At Another Crossroad

The annual conference series aims to highlight and discuss topical issues that are pertinent to South Africa's young constitutional democracy. High profile speakers share their insights regarding the country's political and economic future. more…

Event Reports | February 2, 2017

KAS-Newsletter 02/2016

Our final Newsletter in 2016 should inform you about our recent events in the second half of 2016 as well as provide you with news and highlights from our KAS country offices. For more information and regular updates in English and German, please continue to visit our website at www.kas.de/southafrica. We wish you and your family a joyful Christmas and a great start to 2017. more…

December 16, 2016

Local Government Innovation Knowledge-Sharing Conference

Water- and Waste Management

“Local Government Innovation Knowledge Sharing Conference” was the title of a conference, which was held on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at the Office of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Cape Town. The aim of the conference, funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and jointly hosted by the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, SALGA and the Institute for Future Research (IFR), was to share knowledge, innovative ideas and best practice examples regarding sustainable Water- and Waste Management Systems between municipalities across South Africa. more…

Event Reports | November 10, 2016

Breakfast Discussion 2016: Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa

“Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa” was the theme of a breakfast discussion, which took place on 5th October 2016 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town. The event formed part of a breakfast discussion series, jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at the University of Stellenbosch with the financial support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). more…

Event Reports | November 10, 2016

One Plus Four

BRICS – Ambitions for Geopolitical Reform and Chinese Dominance

The BRICS are in crisis. The economic malaise in the ­majority of member states intensifies asymmetries within the group and thereby consolidates China’s dominance. All members use the BRICS for pursuing their own economic interests and for avoiding isolation whilst making contro­versial foreign policy decisions. But it is Beijing that strategically uses its growing influence gained by control of access to its markets and investments. more…

Christian E. Rieck, Dr. Lars Peter Schmidt †, Mark Alexander Friedrich, Dr. Jan Woischnik, Alexandra Steinmeyer, Tilmann Feltes, Claudia Crawford, Thomas Awe, Tim Wenniges | International Reports | October 10, 2016