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Verfassungsgericht verstärkt Krise des südafrikanischen Staatspräsidenten

by Holger Dix

Das südafrikanische Verfassungsgericht hat in der vergangenen Woche in einem Urteil zum so genannten Nkandla-Gate harsche Kritik am südafrikanischen Staatspräsidenten und am Parlament geäußert und beiden verfassungswidriges Verhalten vorgeworfen. Damit erreicht der Skandal um den Ausbau des Anwesens von Zuma einen einstweiligen Höhepunkt. Geklagt hatten die Oppositionsparteien Economic Freedom Fighters und die Democratic Alliance.

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UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris: Challenges and Opportunities for Africa

by Tilmann Feltes

Post-COP21 Expert Roundtable-Discussion
The Roundtable discussion reflected in an interdisciplinary manner on the COP21 Paris Agreement and particularly what challenges and opportunities arise from the Agreement and how law, politics, finance and related mechanisms can further climate change justice ahead and enfold protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable.

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Rebuilding South Africa, Recovering our Vision and Renewing our Society

The Socio-Economic Future of South Africa: Opening Remarks by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba
Opening remarks by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba to launch a national conversation on the Socio-Economic Future of South Africa.

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UBUNTU LUNCH WITH FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK

by Hannah Gauss

“Drawing on the past to build a future inclusive and united South Africa”
South Africa is currently under rising pressure from the economic, social and political sphere. Social movements, made up especially of young South Africans that are spilling from social media platforms into the streets demand affordable education and hold their political leaders to account. At the same time the Rand remains at a low of R15 to the US Dollar – a good point to evaluate how far South Africa has come in the past two decades and what direction it may take in the near future.

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Migration in und aus Afrika: Konflikte als Fluchtursache eindämmen

by Tilmann Feltes

Der folgende Beitrag bietet einen Einblick in die afrikanische Wahrnehmung der Flüchtlingsthematik und in die politischen Agenden der am meisten von der Flüchtlingsthematik betroffenen Staaten in Afrika. Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Entwicklungen im Bereich Migration organisierte das Büro des UN-Sonderberichterstatters für Afrika (OSAA) ein zweitägiges hochrangiges Expertengespräch in Durban, Südafrika. Dieses bot eine Plattform für eine afrikanische Debatte über aktuelle konfliktbedingte Fluchtursachen, Trends und Herausforderungen.

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KAS-Newsletter December 2015

Our final Newsletter in 2015 should inform you about our recent events in the second half of 2015 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 www.kas.org.za. We wish you and your family a joyful Christmas and a great start to 2016.

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A Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels and Bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Tilmann Feltes

Inter-Disciplinary Experts Group Meeting
The expert workshop organized by the University of Stellenbosch Development and Rule of Law Programme (DROP) and supported by KAS focused on the scientific, political and legal aspects of sustainable biofuels and bioenergy for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations in South Africa

Mail&Guardian Critical Thinking Forum
The question “What needs to change to create jobs and prosperity for all?” was the focus of the Mail and Guardian Critical Thinking Forum on Wednesday, 3 December, organized in collaboration with KAS.

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Die Entwicklung von Werten in Südafrika

by Tilmann Feltes

Eine Diskussion mit Schülern der Deutschen Schule Johannesburg
KAS und die Deutsche Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) organisierten eine Diskussion über die Entwicklung demokratischer Werte in Südafrika. Die Schüler nutzten dabei die Gelegenheit kritisch zu debattieren sowie die Arbeit der KAS kennenzulernen.

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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'