Country Reports

The biggest cabinet reshuffle since 1994

by Nancy Msibi

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?

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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.

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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.

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Der World Cup als Motor Nachhaltiger Entwicklung

by Werner Böhler

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Long Walk to Democracy

20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The opening of the Berlin Wall at 09th of November 1989 was the result, but also the cause of profoundchanges in Germany and Europe as well as in the international system. The publication is dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the opening and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The authors analyze the consequences of this historic event for Germany, Europe and the international system. In a second part, authors from differentcountries and regions, describe and evaluate the perception and consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall from an “outsider’s" perspective.

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Host City Cape Town Green Goal Progress Report

The Green Goal Progress Report is the product of a second round of KAS workshops for the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Provincial Government. It monitors the timely implementation of the 41 Green Goal projects that were identified in the Green Goal Action Plan. The report shares success stories but also highlights hurdles that still need to be overcome in order to ensure an environmentally friendly World Cup.