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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


My name is Anja Hirschfelder and I would like to give you a short introduction of myself as the new research assistant at the office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Cape Town. In October 2012, I started my Finance Economic studies at the University of Cooperative Education in Dresden. This dual study program provided me the opportunity to work practically at a corporate company while at the same time studying at the university. This allowed me to translate theoretical knowledge into practice. more…

October 6, 2016

Awards Evening: "Resisting Injustice"

The White Rose Art and Writing Project

In the context of the "White Rose Art Project," the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited high school learners, parents, and teachers on 18 August to take part in the opening of the exhibition that showcased the students’ artworks. Through exposure to the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, the project encouraged students from grade nine to twelve from schools all over the Western Cape to share their thoughts in form of poems or paintings regarding injustice in society. more…

Event Reports | August 13, 2016

Youth Dialogue in Bellville

The Importance of Active Citizenship

The event organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) brought together grade eleven and twelve learners from six different Western Cape High Schools to discuss young people’s concerns and political views. The aim of the discussion was to raise awareness for the need to become active citizens, social entrepreneurs and generally become more involved in the community. more…

Event Reports | August 12, 2016

The Future of African Cities

Tswalu Dialogue Report

The Brenthurst Foundation’s Future of African Cities report aims to highlight policy options and practical actions that can be taken to harness the key megatrends impacting Africa – from rapid demographic expansion to technological advancements – to promote stability and economic growth. more…

July 27, 2016