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General Elections 2024

Find out all you need to know ahead of the South African General Elections taking place on May 29th, 2024.
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Country Programme Team

KAS South Africa Team

Our country office has been active in South Africa since 1982 and overcoming the legacy of apartheid is a cross cutting goal in the work of our office.
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A Daily Maverick Live Journalism Webinar

Has the African National Congress lost touch with South Africans? Party over the people

Moeletsi Mbeki & Rebecca Davis together with Professor Nicola de Jager discussed de Jager's latest paper.
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Book Launch

South Africa's Easy Election Guide: Who To Vote For in 2024? 

South Africa’s most important election since 1994 may deliver the first coalition government in a democratic South Africa. However, as political parties vie for the votes of South A...
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A Daily Maverick Live Journalism Webinar

Ukraine war: the stories of ordinary civilians in Voznesensk

Join Peter Fabricius alongside Andrew Harding, author of the book "A Small, Stubborn Town: Life, death & defiance in Ukraine"
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Embracing Opportunities for Improved Oversight

Online event: Demystifying Parliament

Please join our upcoming event co-hosted by OUTA and KAS, which will explore parliamentary oversight, accountability, and the future of democracy.
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South Atrican Youth Perspectives on the energy crisis

SA Energy Crisis with CANRAD at Nelson Mandela University

Join CANRAD at NMU as they discuss the youth´s perspective, explore the causes of the energy crisis and its impact. Hybrid event: see below for details and register for the link.
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KAS and Daily Maverick

Showdown 2024-WHY VOTER REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION NEEDS TO START NOW

Join the discussion on 7 September,6-7 pm, SAST. Use link to register!
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BRICS Summit, August 2023 in South Africa

Is BRICS a bulwark against US-China polarization or a mechanism to counter a "Western hegemonic bloc"? Professor van der Westhuizen unpacks how this questions was navigated.
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ANNUAL FREDERIK VAN ZYL SLABBERT HONORARY LECTURE

The Annual FVZS Honorary Lecture, with the support of KAS, creates a platform for student leaders, academics & the broader international community to engage with current issues.
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Welcome

Welcome to the Website of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in South Africa. From its Cape Town 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 Johannesburg complements and supports our work.

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2024
KAS Election Testimonials
Reflections and statements from KAS sector 'friends' and partners about the importance of voting ahead of the national elections on the 29th of May 2024.
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Dechanel Slaffa
African Democracy Essay Award 2023: 3rd place
We celebrate the work of our partner Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO) at Stellenbosch University as they uncover and develop new writers.
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Bernice Naidu
African Democracy Essay Award: 2nd place
We celebrate the work of our partner Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO) at Stellenbosch University as they uncover and develop new writers.
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Siviwe Stephen Dube
African Democracy Essay Award 2023: 1st place
We celebrate the work of our partner Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO) at Stellenbosch University as they uncover and develop new writers.
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Use your voting superpower!
Pledge To Vote
Voting is a cornerstone of democracy; it is how citizens keep their government accountable and ensuring sustainable socioeconomic development.
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Busi Sibizo
Meet our KAS Scholar
Meet one of our great KAS Scholars Busi Sibizo who reflects on her experience as one of our 2023 scholarship holders. Busi is currently doing her Masters in Political Studies at th...
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Obituary for Wolfgang Schäuble
Wolfgang Schäuble was an exceptional figure in German politics. He earned great respect and recognition at home and abroad, but also across the political spectrum. We remember him w...
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Bongi Molefe
Meet our KAS Scholar
Meet one of our exceptional #KAS Scholars, Bongi Molefe a Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg alumni who reflects on her experience as one of our 2023 scholarship holders.
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Coalition Governance in South Africa: Dedicated Desired State...
#INTEGRITASZA Conference 2023
The 2023 #Integritas conference will focus on the topic of coalition government. The event is open to the general public and provides a platform for stakeholders to jointly develop ...
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OUTA explainer video
How should Parliament work?
Please enjoy this superb video by our partner organisation OUTA on a) how SA's government works, b) why parliament is failing, c) what parliament should do and d) how to fix SA.
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