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Nostalgia for the Kremlin reigns in South Africa

The South African government has lost its way in its Putin-friendly policy. What if Putin, subject of an international arrest warrant, visits South Africa for a BRICS summit?
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Kira Alberts & Sonia Twongyeirwe


Enjoy this excellent analysis on South Africa's political party coalition future, co-authored by KAS 2023 scholar, Kira Alberts, and published by CREDO at Stellenbosch University.
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KAS-Online Event

Protecting Activists against SLAPP Suits in South Africa

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Countering the Corrupt

Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa

Join the online event on 6 February 2023 at 9:00 AM (SAST). Speakers include Minister Lamola, Justice Goldstone, Archbishop Makgoba and many more. Click here to register!
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NC-Parteitag in Südafrika: Politische Grabenkämpfe in stürmischen Zeiten

Die Regenbogennation macht in vielerlei Hinsicht schwere Zeiten durch, sei es politisch, wirtschaftlich oder gesellschaftlich.
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Beyond the ANC-The Shape of SA Politics to Come

Join Rebecca Davis in conversation with Songezo Zibi and Mmusi Maimane, 13 December, 12 -1 pm SAST. Use the link to register!
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Salima 2022 KAS Media Programme SSA
The KAS Media Africa Award for Local Journalism

Call for submissions! 🗓️ Deadline 30 Nov 2022

KAS Media Africa is looking for submissions for the inaugural Local Journalism Award. Download the details and make submissions by 30 November 2022.


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The future of Europe in the light of the war in Ukraine
EPP Congress 2022
Join for our digital event presenting highlights from the EPP Congress 2022. We will shed light on the EPP elections and 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

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