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

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.

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.


“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.

Migration in und aus Afrika: Konflikte als Fluchtursache eindämmen

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.

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

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.

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.

Die Entwicklung von Werten in Südafrika

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.

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'

The Development of Values in South Africa

KAS-SAIIA Alumni and Network Dinner 2015

On the evening of the 30th of November, 20 KAS-SAIIA alumni and partners reunited at the annual alumni and network gathering. The theme for the evening was the development of values in South Africa. A dinner speech was held by Professor Hennie Kotzé, of the Centre for International and Comparative Politics at the University of Stellenbosch, focusing on the latest results of the World Values Survey 2013. A discussion followed, in which relevant issues relating to democracy, values, and politics in contemporary South Africa were raised.

Health Services Innovation for Africa

The Launch of Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF)

After the KAS-supported launch of the Stellenbosch Good Governance Forum (SGGF), SGGF und KAS organised a conference on "Health Service Innovation for Africa" to promote the development of innovative strategies and their implementation to meet the challenges of public health care in Africa.