Publications

Event Reports

"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.

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Studien- und Dialogprogramm für Vertreter von Arbeitgebern und Wissenschaft aus Südafrika

Inlandsprogramme der Adenauer-Stiftung
Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ist in dieser Woche eine Delegation von Vertreter von Regierung, Unternehmen, Wissenschaft und gesellschaftlichen Organisationen aus Südafrika zu Gast in Erfurt und Berlin, um sich mit der Frage auseinanderzusetzen, wie die Sozialpartnerschaft gestärkt und eine besser Einbindung aller von den Entscheidungen betroffenen Akteure in den Entscheidungsprozess erreicht werden kann. Das Besucherprogramm wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und wird von Herrn Dr. Holger Dix, Leiter des Auslandsbüros Südafrika der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, begleitet.

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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.

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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.

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Voices and views on South Africa

by Nancy Msibi

Not in our name - Xenophobia in South Africa
South Africans have come out in numbers to provide support to victims of xenophobia violence which started in Durban. Perpetrators of xenophobic violence are a minority; the majority of South Africans are tolerant towards foreigners. Xenophobia in South Africa is targeted at Africans, Pakistanis, Ethiopians, Bangladeshi and Somalis only; white foreigners are immune from it.

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Stimmen zu Südafrika

Chaos bei der diesjährigen “State of the Nation” Ansprache
Wer am 12. Februar 2015 die jährliche ‚State of the Nation Ansprache’ (SoNA) des südafrikanischen Präsidenten Jacob Zuma im Fernsehen verfolgte, bekam ein skurriles und frustrierendes Schauspiel zu sehen. Die Staatsrede, die der südafrikanische Präsident am Anfang jeden neuen Jahres vor dem Parlament hält, um rückblickend auf die politischen, sozialen und ökonomischen Entwicklungen des Jahres einzugehen, und gleichzeitig das Programm seiner Regierung für das kommende Jahr vorzustellen, endete an diesem 12. Februar im Chaos.

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Voices and views on South Africa

How the rest of Africa sees South Africa
South Africa, the beacon of hope, peace and redemption for Africa, yet despite the history of Apartheid which instilled institutionalized exclusion. The aversion of racial bloodshed was implemented which enabled South Africa to uphold a rainbow nation, which today is an economic hub for the rest of Africa. With a proper parliament; transparent electoral system; a good new constituency and a first world stock market. It is important to learn from history and the mistakes that occurred at the time and not echo out brutality.

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25 Jahre Politik der Aussöhnung

ERRUNGENSCHAFTEN UND HERAUSFORDERUNGEN
Nelson Mandelas Politik der Aussöhnung leitete die post-Apartheid-Ära Südafrikas ein. Knapp 25 Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stellte das „Institute for Justice and Reconciliation“ die erste Langzeitstudie zum Thema Aussöhnung vor. Über einen Zeitraum von mehr als zehn Jahren (2003-2014) erfolgte eine umfangreiche Befragung aller Gesellschaftsgruppen in Südafrika.

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South Africa’s political development since 1990

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa
Prof. Dr. Neuss opened the on “‚25 years since 2 February 1990: a Quarter Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy” which was hosted by FW de Klerk Foundation and funded by KAS. High profile speakers like Former President of SA and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mr FW de Klerk and Former President of South Africa Mr Kgalema Motlanthe delivered speeches.

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Exploring Rainbow Nation

KAS Vice-Chairwoman Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss journey to South Africa
Looking forward to her eight-day South African journey Prof. Dr. Beate Neuss said: „I have been wishing to travelling to South Africa for a very long time, I am curious especially about the social coexistence of its people and the developments since the end of Apartheid. Many love this beautiful country and of course I want to see it, too.”