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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.

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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.

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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.

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Discourse Café mit Prof. Christi van der Westhuizen

Prof. Christi van der Westhuizen, Professorin für Soziologie an der Universität Pretoria stellte ihr neuestes Buch "White Nation & the Rise and Fall of the National Party" vor

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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.

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Politische Parteien in Südafrika

Stärkung oder Schwächung der Demokratie?
Am 21. August veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Africa Institute of South Africa in the Human Sciences Research Council und der University of Pretoria anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des Buches "Politische Parteien in Südafrika: Stärkung oder Schwächung der Demokratie?" eine Buchpräsentation an der Universität Johannesburg – neben den Veranstaltungen in Durban und Kapstadt, markierte Johannesburg die letzte Station, in der die neue Publikation unter Anwesenheit der Herausgeberin und partizipierenden Autoren einem interessierten Publikum vorgestellt wurde.

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Alle(s) beim Alten? Präsident Zuma übersteht Misstrauensantrag

Der 75-jährige Staatspräsident Südafrikas Jacob Zuma hat am Dienstag das Misstrauensvotum gegen ihn erfolgreich überstanden. Nicht nur die Tatsache, dass die Abstimmung geheim erfolgte, sondern auch das Ergebnis überraschten. Zahlreiche ANC-Abgeordnete entzogen sich dem Fraktionszwang und stimmten für die Absetzung von Zuma. Der Riss im ANC ist offensichtlich.

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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.

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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.

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

by Christina Teichmann

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.