Publications

Event Reports

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.

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G20 and Africa: BusinessDay TV-Interview with Tilmann Feltes

by 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).

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Climate Report 2017: South Africa

by Tilmann Feltes, Oliver C. Ruppel

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.

Event Reports

Sensitization training workshop for traditional leaders on land ownership rights for women

Eine Welt ohne Hunger: Aktivitäten in Zomba (Malawi)
The workshop trained traditional leaders on the legal and statutory instruments for women’s land ownership rights in Malawi.

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First community awareness outreach on land ownership and land-use rights for women in Zimbabwe

One World-No Hunger: first community awareness outreach in Zimbabwe-Midlands
This was the first community awareness-raising event in Zimbabwe.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

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Roadmap for sustainable biofuels

Regulatory frameworks for improved development?
Against the backdrop of the need for an increase in energy efficiency and a decrease in energy and resource utilisation, andfor an economy that utilises fewer fossil raw materials and thatrelies more on renewable, environmentally friendly and naturalresources, this publication gathers articles in the field of nationaland international policies and regulations concerning biofuelswith a focus on southern Africa.

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Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in Southern Africa

Regulatory Frameworks for Improved Development?
The finite nature of fossil raw materials and the necessity of climate protection call for a worldwide reform of energy and resource policies to promote the utilization of renewable, natural resources. This publication addresses these issues with a focus on southern Africa and pools the results of a workshop held by the Development and Rule of Law Programme of the University of Stellenbosch and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in November 2015.

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT

Research report on the potential of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme
The report provides insight on how the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) facilitates economic development in local communities. The report brings together perspectives of various stakeholders within the renewable energy industry: local community members, renewable energy experts and financiers.

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When Xenophobia Rears Its Ugly Head

A variety of complex factors fuel xenophobia. The most recent xenophobic attacks in Durban demonstrate how the causes of xenophobia are profoundly complex and multifaceted and, indeed, what the response needs to be.