Publications

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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”.

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.

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”.

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'.

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.

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.

Property Rights for All South Africans

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.

Landreform als Zerreißprobe

Stolperfalle oder Chance für überfällige Transformation?

Südafrika bewegt derzeit eine kontroverse Debatte um ein emotionales Thema mit sozialem Konfliktpotential: Entschädigungslose Landenteignung. Während die Gegner der geplanten Verfassungsänderung ein „Zweites Simbabwe“ fürchten, wo Landenteignungen unter anderem zu Nahrungsunsicherheit führten, sehen die Befürworter einen Weg, um die durch die Apartheidära und Kolonialzeit verursachte Ungleichheit zu korrigieren. Anstatt zu versachlichen, heizen politische Wortführer die Debatte willentlich auf und schielen dabei auf Umfragewerte und die Wahlen im Jahr 2019 – ein Spiel mit dem Feuer.

#Icount: Preparing for Elections 2019

In 2019, South Africans will be voting in the sixth democratic General Elections. The elections will take place in the midst of general dissatisfaction amongst the majority of voters. Political parties will have to work very hard to win the support of the first time voters the majority of whom are apathetic.

Südafrika auf dem Prüfstand

Wohin steuern die Parteien der Regenbogennation?

Im Zuge der „Dritten Welle der Demokratisierung“ befinden sich die Staaten des Südlichen Afrika in einer Phase des Übergangs von kolonialem Autoritarismus zur Demokratie. Mindestvoraussetzungen demokratischer Regierungsweise sind auch hier: die Kontrolle von Regierungsentscheidungen durch die Wähler und die von diesen bestimmten Abgeordneten, freie und gleiche Wahlen, das allgemeine Wahlrecht, Freiheit der Kandidatur für ein öffentliches Amt, der Zugang zu alternativen Informationsquellen und – nicht zuletzt – die Vereinigungsfreiheit.