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Es werden Helden gesucht!

Social Entrepreneurship und Social Innovation in Südafrika
Social Entrepreneurship und Social Innovation zeichnen sich durch die besondere Kombination von wirtschaftlichem, innovativem und nachhaltigem Handeln in sozial kritischen Bereichen aus. Anja Hirschfelder, Praktikantin im KAS-Büro Kapstadt, geht in diesem Artikel anhand praktischer Fallbeispiele auf die Bedeutung ein, die Social Entrepreneurship und Social Innovation für die Entwicklung Südafrikas hat.

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KAS-Newsletter 02/2016

Our final Newsletter in 2016 should inform you about our recent events in the second half of 2016 as well as provide you with news and highlights from our KAS country offices. For more information and regular updates in English and German, please continue to visit our website at We wish you and your family a joyful Christmas and a great start to 2017.

Event Reports

Breakfast Discussion 2016: Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa

“Reconciliation and Restitution in South Africa” was the theme of a breakfast discussion, which took place on 5th October 2016 at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town. The event formed part of a breakfast discussion series, jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at the University of Stellenbosch with the financial support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS).

Event Reports

Local Government Innovation Knowledge-Sharing Conference

Water- and Waste Management
“Local Government Innovation Knowledge Sharing Conference” was the title of a conference, which was held on Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at the Office of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in Cape Town. The aim of the conference, funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and jointly hosted by the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, SALGA and the Institute for Future Research (IFR), was to share knowledge, innovative ideas and best practice examples regarding sustainable Water- and Waste Management Systems between municipalities across South Africa.

International Reports

One Plus Four

by Christian E. Rieck, Lars Peter Schmidt †, Mark Alexander Friedrich, Jan Woischnik, Alexandra Paulus, Tilmann Feltes, Claudia Crawford, Thomas Awe, Tim Wenniges

BRICS – Ambitions for Geopolitical Reform and Chinese Dominance
The BRICS are in crisis. The economic malaise in the majority of member states intensifies asymmetries within the group and thereby consolidates China’s dominance. All members use the BRICS for pursuing their own economic interests and for avoiding isolation whilst making controversial foreign policy decisions. But it is Beijing that strategically uses its growing influence gained by control of access to its markets and investments.

Country Reports

Kommunalwahlen 2016

by Holger Dix

Das Ende der Einparteien-Dominanz des ANC
Bei den Kommunalwahlen vom 3.8.2016 musste der auf nationaler Ebene und in acht der neun Provinzen regierende African National Congress deutliche Stimmenverluste hinnehmen und könnte neben Kapstadt nun auch weitere Metropole an die Opposition verlieren. Die bisherige politische Dominanz des ANC in Südafrika ist damit nachhaltig gebrochen.

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Awards Evening: "Resisting Injustice"

The White Rose Art and Writing Project
In the context of the "White Rose Art Project," the Cape Town Holocaust Centre in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) invited high school learners, parents, and teachers on 18 August to take part in the opening of the exhibition that showcased the students’ artworks. Through exposure to the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, the project encouraged students from grade nine to twelve from schools all over the Western Cape to share their thoughts in form of poems or paintings regarding injustice in society.

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Tilmann Feltes im Interview mit Deutsche Welle und HR-Info

by Tilmann Feltes

Südafrika vor Veränderungen im dominanten Parteiensystem
Tilmann Feltes nimmt im Fernsehinterview mit der Deutschen Welle sowie im Radiointerview mit HR-Info Stellung zur Bedeutung der anstehenden Kommunalwahlen in Südafrika und dessen Auswirkungen auf das politische System Südafrikas.

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Youth Dialogue in Bellville

The Importance of Active Citizenship
The event organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with the School of Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) brought together grade eleven and twelve learners from six different Western Cape High Schools to discuss young people’s concerns and political views. The aim of the discussion was to raise awareness for the need to become active citizens, social entrepreneurs and generally become more involved in the community.

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Delegation aus Südafrika setzt sich mit Erinnerungskultur auseinander

Eine Delegation aus Südafrika besuchte vom 25.09. bis 01.10.2016 Berlin, Potsdam und Sachsenhausen. Die während des Studien- und Dialogprogramms erworbenen Erfahrungen sollen später in Bildungsveranstaltungen an Universitäten sowie im Rahmen von Dialogprogrammen und Seminaren der teilnehmenden KAS-Partnerorganisationen in Südafrika eingebracht werden. "Ernsthaftigkeit und Offenheit in Deutschland sind beeindruckend", so Gavin Morris, Leiter des Jüdischen Museums in Kapstadt.