KAS/SAIIA Internship Programm

Meet our scholars!

Since 1999 KAS has funded an internship programme, run by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in conjunction with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). This internship provides outstanding students with the unique opportunity of enrolling for a Masters degree by course, while simultaneously working at SAIIA.

From conflict prevention to post-conflict reconstruction

Peacekeeping lessons for UNSC non-permanent members South Africa and Germany

The author Dr. Petrus de Kock focuses in this publication on the opportunities for cooperation related to peaceful conflict prevention between Germany and South Africa as UN member states without permanent seats in the UN security council. The publication is based on a seminar jointly hosted by Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Hanns Seidel Foundation and SAIIA.

Sustainable Mega-Events in Developing Countries

Experiences and Insights from Host Cities in South Africa, India and Brazil

How can Mega-Events, such as the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup™ in South Africa, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India as well as the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, be used as catalysts for sustainable urban development? Based on three country case studies the authors analyze challenges and opportunities that come with such events. The aim of the manual is to assist future host cities, particularly in a developing country context, and promote the hosting of such events in an environmentally as well as economically and socially sustainable manner.

The emerging multilayered security architecture: German and South African perspectives on regional and global governance

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with its partners, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies hosted a series of conference on the German and South African non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council. The last workshop on the emerging multilayered security architecture was organized by the HSS and ISS. The conference report is now available online.

KAS/SAIIA Careers Evening 2011

The purpose of the 2011 SAIIA/KAS Careers Evening, that took place on 28th September at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, was to provide a platform for postgraduate university students in the studies of International Relations, Economics, Law and Journalism to gain a better understanding of the career opportunities available to them. The event included a careers exhibition, followed by a panel of speakers from the selected sectors, who discussed their individual career paths and provided useful advice.

Supporting Government Policy Making: Sharing South African and German Think Tank Experience

Conference Report

South Africa and Germany have a well developed think tank community, ranking among the best in their respective regions. They can play a key role as ‘analysis channels’ in assisting their governments in their global roles. The 21st century global environment, however, requires think tanks to focus and evaluate constantly how relevant their work is for policy makers. Therefore KAS with its partner SAIIA, supported by the ISS, HSS and the German Embassy, convened a workshop with representatives from German and South African think tanks, journalists and government representatives.

Strengthening the UNSC: Tapping into German and South African Experience

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with its partners, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies hosted a conference on the German and South African non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council. The conference was kindly supported by the German Embassy in South Africa and zivik. The conference report is now available online.

Host City Cape Town Green Goal Legacy Report

A year after the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Host City Cape Town’s award-winning environmental programme, Green Goal 2010, was in the spotlight again, when its 130-page Legacy Report was launched. The report captures the spirit and intent of Cape Town’s “triple bottom line” approach to sustainably hosting the World Cup, describing the environmental, social and economic context of hosting the event.

The Relevance of International Standards for Labour Law and Social Security

Call for Papers

The organisers of the international conference "INTERACTION BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LABOUR LAW AND SOCIAL SECURITY: STANDARDS AND METHODS", to be hosted on 13-14 October 2011 at the University of Stellenbosch invite academics and practitioners to submit research and policy based papers.

Cooperative Government: The oil of the engine

'The oil of the engine’ describes the role of intergovernmentalrelations within a multitiered system. It is the unseen layer that allows the various parts of government to operate, to reach their potential and to serve the interests of the whole. Cooperative government is meant to strengthen each of these spheres and not to reduce or curtail their effectiveness This KAS Policy Paper by Bertus de Villiers and Jabu Sindane provides a general albeit brief overview of the system of cooperative government in South Africa and an assessment of how the system operates in practice.