Publications

Governing Water Resources in a Time of Drought

Policy Solutions for National and International Water Regimes

South Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought in many years, yet our political and econonmic challenges are still taking precedence. With this backdrop, KAS, in collaboration with the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), invited water experts and practitioners to a workshop on the topic 'Governing water resources in a time of drought'

The Development of Values in South Africa

KAS-SAIIA Alumni and Network Dinner 2015

On the evening of the 30th of November, 20 KAS-SAIIA alumni and partners reunited at the annual alumni and network gathering. The theme for the evening was the development of values in South Africa. A dinner speech was held by Professor Hennie Kotzé, of the Centre for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Stellenbosch, focusing on the latest results of the World Values Survey 2013. A discussion followed, in which relevant issues relating to democracy, values, and politics in contemporary South Africa were raised.

Health Services Innovation for Africa

The Launch of Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF)

After the KAS-supported launch of the Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF), SGGF und KAS organised a conference on "Health Service Innovation for Africa" to promote the development of innovative strategies and their implementation to meet the challenges of public health care in Africa.

South Africa's Insurgent Citizens

DDP Public Forum

KAS partner Democracy Development Program (DDP) hosted a forum on 'South Africa's Insurgent Citizens' which offered a platform to explore the rise of insurgent citizenship in South Africa given recent student protests.

Scaling The Social Economy for Greater Impact

Annual Conference on the social Economy

The theme for this year’s annual conference on the social economy was “scaling the social economy for greater impact”. The conference was hosted at the WITS Business School and it was co-organized by KAS, Centre for Entrepreneurship of the Wits Business School and the People Bottomline which focused on exploring the challenges related to scaling of the social economy in South Africa. Scaling is considered as one of the most antagonistic topics as far as social economy is concerned and this conference was indeed efficacious.

Getting Graduates to work

Redirecting South Africa's Economic Future

The 26th of August was indeed a vibrant night in the Library Auditorium of Kingsway campus at the University of Johannesburg with a policy conversation organized by Youth Lab and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). Quite a heated discussion in which the young people got to explore and brainstorm various ways graduates can access, create and own economic opportunities.

Where Can Your Humanities Degree Take You?

KAS-SAIIA Annual Careers Evening 2015

About 300 students attended the annual careers evening hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). A very successful occasion during which the students got the opportunity to meet and engage with very prominent speakers such as Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President of the BRICS New Development Bank, in a panel discussion.

"Tracking the Pulse of the People"

Value change in post-apartheid South Africa

The latest results of the World Value Survey South Africa 2013 provide a comprehensive insight into the public perception of the South African democracy. Against this background, Prof. Hennie Kotzé from Stellenbosch University presented the results during a breakfast briefing, jointly held by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) South Africa.

When Xenophobia Rears Its Ugly Head: A Challenge to Responsible and Responsive Governance

The article from the Democracy Development Program (DDP) is a reflection on both DDP’s understanding of, and response to, the xenophobic attacks in April 2015. This paper details the DDP’s response of mobilising relevant stakeholders to provide a comprehensive and sustainable response to the xenophobic crisis as well as its stance to provide targeted community dialogues and constant engagement with local government to ensure that the plight of the African migrant community is protected and their human rights are upheld, so that xenophobia does not rear its ugly head time and time again.

Renewable Energy and Community Impacts

Research methods and solutions to climate change

Research methods and solution strategies for climate change mitigation, adaptation and low carbon development were addressed at the workshop that was jointly held by the Mandela Institute and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation South Africa. The discourse highlighted challenges due to global climate change and urged for greater responsibility in addressing the consequences thereof. The research approach introduced by the Mandela Institute seeks to contribute knowledge on how renewable energies could contribute to sustainable development, as well as to the needs of local communities.