Publications

The federal election of September 24, 2017

Analysis and preliminary result

Despite severe losses the two Christian democratic parties attained important strategic goals. They remained as the strongest political forces in Germany. There is no winning coalition without them possible and Angela Merkel will be Germany’s next chancellor. Compared to 2013 turnout increased by roughly five percentage points to 76.2 per cent.

Balancing Religion, Custom and Constitutionalism

Roundtable Series - Number 3

This event held at the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission), co-hosted by the Centre for Unity in Diversity and KAS provided for a lively debate on the question of how to balance Religion, Custom and the Constitution in modern South Africa.

Conference on Multilingualism and Linguistic Human Rights

Multilingualism is a cherished Constitutional principle that forms part of linguistic human rights. Hosted by the CRL Rights Commission and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, this conference through informed discussion and debate encouraged a way to look forward to South Africa's future, particularly as to how multilingualism can be implemented to cater for the country’s wide and rich linguistic diversity.

Annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening (Gauteng)

Unlimited Paths with your Humanity Degree

The annual SAIIA-KAS Careers Evening informed learners and students what career opportunities a degree in the Humanities can open up. Students had the opportunity to meet potential employers and receive information about internships and scholarships followed by a high-ranked panel of speakers that have pursued their careers within the Humanities.

Making Africa Work

A Handbook for Economic Success

The handbook "Making Africa Work" has its aim in giving decision guidance to Africa's leaders in the fields of economics and politics. In their book the authors around Greg Mills, director of the Brenthurst Foundation, develop African solutions to African problems.

Political Parties in South Africa

Do They Undermine or Underpin Democracy?

This new book provides recent insights into the health of South Africa´s political system and contributes to a deeper understanding of what underpins a viable democracy.

How do traditional donors respond when beneficiary countries set up their own aid agencies?

Case Studies of India, Brazil and South Africa

The creation of dedicated aid agencies in emerging donor countries is a relatively new feature. Since many of these emerging donors are also recipients of Official Development Assistance, this institutionalization and professionalization of their development assistance raises some difficult questions.How do traditional donors perceive this new development in beneficiary countries and how do they respond to it in terms of aid allocations and co-operation arrangements? These are the fundamental questions that this research paper which forms part of a Master thesis aims to address.

Political Parties in South Africa

Do they undermine or underpin Democracy?

Offering a new contribution to the assessment of the health of South Africa´s political system, the book launch held in Durban on July 25 gathered authors as well as an interested audience to introduce and discuss the new publication.

G20 and Africa: BusinessDay TV-Interview with Tilmann Feltes

G20 and Private Investments in Africa

Sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa was on the agenda at the recent Group of 20 meeting in Germany where the G20 Africa Partnership was launched. The programme is aimed at creating jobs in a way that will alleviate poverty and inequality. This week's episode of Africa Inc takes a look at the details of the agreement with Tilmann Feltes from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS).

Climate Report 2017: South Africa

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

South Africa is fossil fuel dependent, with approximately 90 per cent of its energy derived from coal. Per capita, it is in the top 15 carbon emitters in the world. South Africa’s climate change response policy frameworks include a commitment to reduce its GHG emissions to below business-as-usual by 34 per cent by 2020, and 42 per cent by 2025. In order to achieve these commitments, additional financial investments – from both public and private sources – are required.