SAIIA-KAS Annual Careers Evening Report, Wits

The Konrad–Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with its partner the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), hosted a careers evening to engage with students and explore on what path a Humanities Degree can lead you.

KAS-GPPi African Civil Society Circle Workshop Summary, 14-15 August 2014

The inaugural workshop of the African Civil Society Circle was convened on 14-15 August 2014 in Johannesburg with two main overarching goals: to strengthen the connections between think tanks and civil society organisations in Southern Africa and to develop and promote common positions on key development challenges. With these goals in mind, the group discussed and defined thematic priorities, decided on a series of initial outputs that will promote positions on key African development challenges as well as agreed on conferences and fora that the group aims to address and influence.

KAS-GPPi African Civil Society Workshop Report 14-15 August 2014

Over the 14 and 15 August, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) co-hosted an African Civil Society Circle workshop with its partner the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). The intention of the workshop was to expand on a new initiative to strengthen the voices of Sub-Saharan African civil society organizations in global debates and forums on development issues. In total 10 different organizations, excluding KAS and GPPi, took part in the pilot gathering of this Civil Society Circle.

DDP Election Observation Report

Observation report on the 2014 South African General Elections conducted by KAS partner Democracy Development Programme (DDP)

DDP Radio Reports

2014 South African General Elections

Overview of radio interviews given by Sthembiso Madlala, radio analyst and Project Coordinator at KAS partner Democracy Development Programme (DDP), on the 2014 South African General Elections.

DDP report on political dialogues

2014 South African General Elections

Report on a series of dialogues with political party representatives conducted by KAS partner Democracy Development Programme (DDP) in the run-up to the 2014 South African General Elections

20 Years of Democracy and the Fifth Parliamentary Elections in South Africa

In the latest parliamentary elections, the ruling African National Congress could once again assert its power. The high voter turnout demonstrated the importance of the young democracy to the South African people. However, the new government is facing major efforts to ensure the country’s economic and social situation do not deteriorate.

Newsletter KAS Country Project South Africa

Edition 1 - June 2014

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Youth Unemployment in South Africa

Impacts on longer term political stability

Since its first democratic elections in 1994, doomsayers within and outside of South Africa have predicted a fate akin to that of many other failed post-colonial African states for the country. Despite quantifiable evidence of developmental progress; an economy that has maintained a steady growth trajectory (with the exception of 2009, when it, like many of its peers, briefly dipped into recession as consequence of the global economic crisis); and a sustained commitment to the rule of law, it did not deter those who continued to entertain scenarios of impending chaos.

South African Cities Two Decades on from Apartheid

Historically Divided between Rich and Poor

Two decades on from the end of apartheid, South Africa remains ethnically divided where the distribution of wealth is concerned. A larger black middle class is definitely capable of making changes to this unsatisfactory situation – but this will not necessarily affect the cityscape. There is no shortage of suggestions for solutions to create a more inclusive city. But the last 20 years have shown that large parts of the plans have proved ineffective in removing the historic barriers in real life.