Publikationen

A Plea for Free Trade

Rational arguments for an emotionally conducted debate

Many people are skeptical of free trade and globalization. These arguments are often emotional and can be scientifically refuted, which is what our authors do in this anthology. With our plea for free trade, we want to make the debate more objective.

Countering the corrupt

The what, who, where, why and how-to of countering corruption

"This book pulls together the themes discussed at four conferences on the topic which were held from 2014 to 2018 and which were organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa , which campaigns as Accountability Now and of which the author is a co-founder and a director. The book succeeds admirably in achieving its main aim, which is to provide, in what the author calls ‘a digestible and easily accessible format’, the gist of those discussions." -Forward By: Mr Justice I G Farlam

Effective Multilateralism in Difficult Times? Evaluating Germany’s and South Africa’s Term at the UN Security Council, 2019–2020

For the second time since 2011 and 2012, Germany and South Africa served together as elected members of the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, both countries also held regional leadership positions in the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) respectively.

For the second time since 2011 and 2012, Germany and South Africa served together as elected members of the UN Security Council in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, both countries also held regional leadership positions in the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) respectively. With rising geopolitical tensions among the great powers, regional powers are attributed an important but difficult role: facilitating effective multilateralism in a time of increasing tensions and further fragmentation of global governance institutions. As liberal democracies, regionally leading countries and economically dominant powers, they are theoretically predestined to leave a constructive imprint on global politics. However, the role and influence of the elected members (E10) also depends on their ability to seek and craft consent on controversial issues, not only in relation to veto-holding powers but also among themselves. This paper evaluates how Germany and South Africa have managed their term in the Security Council. Have both countries been able to craft a stronger E10 partnership, or have persisting great power rivalries and disparate national interests and values distanced the two countries from one another? What opportunities for enhanced cooperation have emerged and in which areas do fundamental differences remain?

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Anticipatory Governance in SADC: Reducing Disaster Risk After COVID-19

Humans exist in complex adaptive socio-ecologically linked systems that interact, learn, react, change and adapt.

Building Anticipatory Governance in SADC: Post-COVID-19 Conflict and Defence Outlook

Over the past four decades, SADC has been able to substantially advance the strategic goal of regional cooperation, coordination and eventual integration on many levels and is a prominent fixture on the Southern African landscape.

Building Anticipatory Governance in SADC: Post-COVID-19 Governance Outlook

The paper argues that existing governance systems in the region generally fall short of the adaptive capacity required to navigate complex and volatile problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic

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Futures literacy in mining: Empowering the African Mining Vision

The 10-year review of the African Mining Vision (AMV) is an opportunity to showcase the need for futures literacy, foresight and anticipatory governance.

The COVID-19 pandemic accentuates the lack of anticipatory capabilities in African mining to enable early detection of emerging disruptors with significant impacts on mining futures. Institutionalising futures literacy at the African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) and the broader extractive industry would build capabilities to embrace alternative futures of mining and to re-imagine positive visions of African mining. Empowering the AMV would enable the envisioning of alternative and contextually appropriate African futures of mining that facilitate anticipatory governance cultures within the mining sector. Adopting these policy suggestions would accelerate the pace of AMV domestication and enhance the ability of the AMDC to use the future and transform the AMV implementation trajectory.

Implications of a Virtual Parliament on its Constitutional Mandate

In this publication, Rebecca Sibanda of the Parliamentary Monitoring Group reviews the performance of South Africa’s Parliament during the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Poor Economy,Poor Education and Planning the Escape

South Africa exited apartheid in 1994 with a fragmented and very unequal education system. The new democratic government had to integrate race-based education departments into a non-racial education system aimed at eradicating racial inequality and preparing learners for the world of work. Unfortunately, in the 27 years since the advent of democracy, the government has only been partially successful in achieving this aim. Although the democratic government registered progress in achieving access and even an improvement in the quality of education, most of the inequalities that existed in the mid-1990s still linger. Most township and deep rural schools still underperform former Model C schools (i.e., former white schools), failing to prepare learners for the 21st-century world of work.

Brittle Democracies? Comparing Politics in Anglophone Africa

The book compares the progress ten select countries, all former colonies of Britain, have made towards the practice of democracy.

This book will be of great interest to a broad readership including students of politics, international relations and history at tertiary educational institutions as well as the readership that is keen to understand what has shaped the post-colonial political experience of some key Anglophone African countries.