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#ICOUNT

In 2019 general elections will be held in South Africa to elect the new National Assembly and new Provincial Legislatures in all nine provinces. While every adult citizen in South Africa has the right to vote, however the electorate must register to vote in order to be able to participate in the voting process. Under the motto #ICOUNT the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS) in cooperation with the HDI For Good held seminars in various schools of Johannesburg.

New Windhoek Dialogue 2017

Declaration and Recommendations ahead of the 5th AU-EU Summit

From 6 - 9 October 2017, the New Windhoek Dialogue brought together centre-right political parties from 12 African countries, Members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament, representatives of European centre - right parties as well as the representatives of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Bundestag election in Germany in 2017

Election Analysis

The results of the 2017 Bundestag election are ambivalent. Both major parties lost support. Of the small parties, FDP and AfD were able to mobilize support, while The Greens and The Left barely experienced notable changes. The CDU/CSUunion performed best, thus constituting the largest faction with the mandate to form a government – which was nothing to be taken for granted after 12 years in power. Two options are conceivable politically: a Grand Coalition and a so- called “Jamaica coalition” consisting of the Union, FDP and The Greens, as currently governs in Schleswig-Holstein.

Dullah Omar memorial lecture with Dame Graca Machel

Graca Machel, a prominent guest speaker at the 11th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), addressed "violence against women and children in South Africa" in her speech.

Presseberichterstattung in Südafrika zur Bundestagswahl 2017

Die Bundestagswahl 2017 stieß bereits im Vorfeld auf großes Interesse seitens der südafrikanischen Medien. Wochen im Voraus berichteten sie über den Wahlkampf in Deutschland, Umfrageergebnisse und Prognosen und verfolgten die Bundestagswahl in Deutschland am vergangenen Sonntag.

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.

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

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.