Publications

Can We Go Against the Flow of Money?

Article by Anthony Butler in City Press

In his new book 'Paying for Politics', published by Jacana and funded by KAS, Anthony Butler focusses on Party Funding and what influence it has on the state of democracy. Democratic politics is expensive because parties need to organise citizens, to formulate public policy and to campaign for office.But private funding of political parties can lead to political corruption because money can be exchanged for policy influence, licences or government contracts. The rich can buy access to ministers and officials.

Joint efforts needed on climate change

In this Business Day article dated 11 November 2010 the author summarizes the findings of a KAS/SAIIA conference entitled:'The promotion of environmental security in Africa through Regional Law' that took place on 10 November 2010 at Jan Smuts House, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg.

The biggest cabinet reshuffle since 1994

In May this year, President Jacob Zuma introduced a system of signing performance agreements with Ministers. On 31st October the results of that process were visible to all when he had a major cabinet reshuffle-when 7 ministers were replaced and 12 new deputy ministers were appointed. Is this move a sign for change within the ANC?

SAIIA/KAS Careers Evening 2010

The 2010 South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)-Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Careers Evening took place on 11 August at Jan Smuts House, University of the Witwatersrand. The purpose of this event was to provide a platform for postgraduate 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.

Zimbabwe: Is the Nation Ready for New Elections?

As Zimbabwe approaches the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Global Political Agreement (GPA), the document which underpins its three-party unity government, a number of calls have been made for speedy elections.

Der World Cup als Motor Nachhaltiger Entwicklung

Ein Bericht des Kap Express´ über den Vortrag von Dr. Werner Böhler, Leiter des Auslandsbüros der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in Südafrika im Rahmen der Veranstaltung ‚Bavaria meets Western Cape Expo 2010’ im Artscape Theater in Kapstadt.

Looking Back, Looking Forward!

20th anniversary of FW De Klerk's speech to Parliament

The publication is based on a conference, jointly hosted by the FW de Klerk Foundation and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The conference commemorated the historic speech by FW De Klerk on 2 February 1990 that opened the way to South Africa's transformation. Speakers from politics, business and academia shared their views on what has been achieved and what challenges still exist.

Sharing Insights on Greening the FIFA World Cup with Brazil

Workshop Report

The Host City Cape Town has accumulated a vast pool of experience and expertise regarding the "Greening" of the FIFA World Cup. This report is based on a workshop, jointly organised by Sustainable Energy Africa and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, that aimed to identify lessons that can be shared with Brazil, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Landreform in South Africa: Constructive Aims and Positive Outcomes

Reflecting on Experiences on the Way to 2014

In 2008 KAS partnered with the Southern African Development Community Centre for Land-related, Regional and Development Law and Policy to host a conference on Land Reform in South Africa. The conference aimed to provide an integrated and substantiven overview of the current realities facing the land reform programme in South Africa. The focus was on identifying the national land reform regulatory and policyframework, and practical case studies were highlighted to demonstrate issues, challenges and successes faced at the core of land reform.

The service delivery conundrum

M&G Critical Thinking Forum

The cause of and solutions to the recent spate of service delivery protests came under the spotlight at a recent Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum run in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Ann Bernstein, Head of the Centre for Development and Enterprise; Yunus Carrim, Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Dumisani Mthalane, National Secretary of SANCO were invited as panelists to discuss the issue.