Who can help the state deliver effective governance?

Building capability of the state to engage non-state actors

Join us on 19 May, 10:00-11:00 for an online discussion on how society can respond to the gap left by a retreating state.
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In the Throes of "the People": The Populist Challenge to South African Courts

Join the discussion of 'In the Throes of "the People": The Populist Challenge to South African Courts'. Dan Mafora, the author, will be joined by Sfiso Nxumalo and Chelsea Ramsden
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Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture

The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), Prof Wim de Villiers, cordially invites you to the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert Honorary Lecture
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Whites and Democracy in South Africa

How white people have responded politically to the arrival of democracy

Join KAS and Prof Roger Southall, author of Whites and Democracy in South Africa, for an exclusive book launch around the question of how whites have responded to democracy.
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​​​​​​​What Does Putin's Ukraine Gamble Change?

Join KAS in collaboration with Daily Maverick and our esteemed panellists for this cutting edge and informative discussion titled: ​​​​"What Does Putin's Ukraine Gamble Change?"
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‘Unconstitutional Changes in Africa. A New Trend?’

This important event on a very pressing issue for the AU (four AU member states are currently suspended) is a cooperation of our KAS Office Ethiopia/African Union and #Amani Africa ...
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Prof. Norbert Lammert on current developments in Ukraine

We at the Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung, like many others, are following the events in Ukraine with dismay and outrage, and our thoughts are with the people on site...
Filmmakers In Celebration Of Mother Tongue Month

International Mother Tongue Day 2022

Join us as we celebrate International Mother Tongue Day 2022 with Indigenous Languages Action Forum joined by SA filmmakers who use indigenous languages in their storytelling
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The Zondo Commission: Examining Explosive Part II

Free Live Journalism Webinar supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Join Daily Maverick's Ferial Haffajee in conversation with investigative journalist at amaBhungane Susan Comrie and Executive Director at Corruption Watch Karam Singh.
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Expensive Poverty: Why Aid Fails and How It Can Work

Pan Macmillan SA and The Brenthurst Foundation present: Expensive Poverty by: Dr Greg Mills

Join us for the launch of #ExpensivePoverty with guest speaker, H.E. President Hakainde Hichilema and Dr Greg Mills leading the discussion on why aid fails and how it can work.


to the Website of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in South Africa. From its Johannesburg office the Foundation coordinates a wide range of activities that aim to assist South Africa in its process of democratic consolidation. A liaison office in Cape Town complements and supports our work.

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The future of Europe in the light of the war in Ukraine
EPP Congress 2022
Join KAS.de for our digital event presenting highlights from the EPP Congress 2022. We will shed light on the EPP elections and the the impact the war in Ukraine has on Europe.
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New book unpacks the complexities of whiteness in South Africa
Christi van der Westhuizen writes a compelling review of Roger Southall's 'Whites and Democracy in South Africa'. To read the rest of the article please follow the link
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Greg Mills, Director, The Brenthurst Foundation:
Why Ukraine's Struggle is Africa's Struggle
Does the war in Ukraine matter to Africa? In this short documentary, Dr. Greg Mills, explains why Africa's inaction will show them to be on the wrong side of history.
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Prof. Norbert Lammert on current developments in Ukraine
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Why do so few South Africans vote?
Here are five factors that drove low voter turnout in South Africa’s 2021 elections
The 2021 local government elections witnessed the lowest turnout for democratic elections in South Africa: just under half of registered voters came to the polls.
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Join Wayne Sussman for a tour through the 2021 LGE's
Wayne Sussman on Local Government Elections
Now that the figures have been crunched and studied, Wayne Sussman, fondly known as 'the Elections Geek', will unpack the results of the November elections and share his insights.
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Does SA have a religiously motivated electorate?
Local Government Elections 2021
Religion has the potential to influence socio-political and economic processes. The webinar explores the relationship between religion and politics in South Africa.
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Reflections from the JSC 2021 judges' interviews
A Judiciary under Siege-
​​​​​​​This online discussion followed the research paper 'A Judiciary under Siege-Reflections from the JSC 2021 judges' interviews written by Azwimpheleli (Azwi) Langalanga.
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Combining theory with practical experience-
Applications for the 2022 KAS/SAIIA scholarship are now open!
If you want to pursue a Masters Programme in International Relations at Wits , UCT, or Stellenbosch University , apply till 15 September (Ts&Cs apply)
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Statement by our chairman Norbert Lammert: Attacks on Israel and increasing anti-Semitism


Strong Cities 2030

Promoting global collaboration and knowledge sharing for sustainable urban development
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