Publications

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Institutional Design of Medium-Sized Municipalities in South Africa

On the 2nd of August 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the North-West University (NWU) hosted a workshop on the topic of medium-sized local municipalities in South Africa.

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The African Continental Free Trade Area - A promising breakthrough or doomed to failure?

During the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government in Mauritania in July 2018, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), joining the efforts of many AU member states in accelerating intra-continental trade and integration.

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Voice and Accountability: What Councillors Say

A seminar discussion on the role and responsibility of councillors in the South African society
On 31st July 2018 the Dullah Omar Institute in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) hosted a seminar on the topic “Voice and Accountability: What Councillors Say”. The seminar aimed at providing an opportunity for councillors to present their own view on their role in society, but also to discuss questions regarding communication, citizen voice, influence, job satisfaction, honest government and many more.
Parking spot for electric vehicles only by Marco Verch / CC by 2.0, www.flickr.com/photos/149561324@N03/40692870015

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The Impact of the Electric Vehicle on the Southern African Development Community

A Futures Scenario Discussion by KAS and SAIIA
On 27th July 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in co-operation with the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) hosted a workshop on the topic “The Impact of the Electric Vehicle on the Southern African Development Community”.

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Discourse Café - The Qunu 9

Reflections and Documentary on the Mandela Month Leadership Conversation at Qunu
On 26th July 2018, the Frederik van Zyl Slabbert Institute (FVZS) at Stellenbosch University (SU) in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted the fourth Discourse Café at the Stellenbosch University Museum.

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Youth Event 2018

Freedom of Expression and the Dark side of Social Media
On the 28th of July 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) hosted a discussion on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and the Dark side of Social Media”.

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Conference: BRICS and Africa

On the 24th of July 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), hosted a conference on 'BRICS and Africa: Navigating Global Economic Turbulence Together'.

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Orientation training workshop for traditional leaders in Zomba

The orientation training workshop for traditional leaders was aimed at achieving the second project objective which states that in settling land disputes, traditional authorities increasingly consider the codified law and strengthen the position of women in issues of land use and land ownership. The workshop covered key developments and stages of the land law reform process in Malawi, specific legislations in the new land law that support and safeguard women’s land ownership rights, and the composition, membership eligibility criteria and mandates of the customary land committee.

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Roundtable Discussion: Law and Identity

The Role of Law in Constituting a Contemporary South African Identity
On 11th July 2018, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) hosted a roundtable discussion on the topic “Law and Identity: The Role of Law in Constituting a Contemporary South African Identity”. Please find below an event report.

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Property Rights for All South Africans

by Moritz Sprenker

THE ROLE THAT LAND REFORM CAN PLAY IN EXPANDING PROPERTY RIGHTS
On the 4th of July 2018, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the FW de Klerk Foundation, hosted a conference on the topic of property rights and the role that land reform can play in expanding these rights. The public event, which took place at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, was attended by 85 participants consisting of experts on land reform including legal practitioners, representatives from the private sector, and the academia, as well as civil society organizations, religious groups and ordinary South African citizens.