Host City Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan

...Greening the 2010 Fifa World Cup

The Host City Cape Town Green Goal Action Plan, launched on 17 October 2008 by Lyn Brown, Premier of the Western Cape and Helen Zille, Mayor of Cape Town, aims to promote the hosting of an environmentally friendly Fifa World Cup that leaves a sustainable legacy. The Green Goal Action Plan with its 41 ambitious projects is the product of a workshop series, hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in partnership with Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA).

South Africa: an international actor and partner for the EU

South Africa is the only African state to date to have signed a strategic Partnership Agreement with the EU. But how different is a strategic partnership from the ongoing bilateral engagements between the EU and South Africa? Romy Chevallier, researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) provides some insights.

Land Reform - A Commentary

Land reform in South Africa has been under way for more than a decade. Bertus de Villiers assesses in this publication the progress that has been made. The publication aims to assist practitioners and policy makers in identifying possible lessons learned and to make recommomendations for improving the process.

The Tswalu Protocol

Principles and Guidelines for Peace-Building Missions

‘The Tswalu Protocol’ is a guide to building peace in states emerging from conflict. The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dari, Russian, Chinese, German, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, and Japanese. This Protocol articulates a consensus derived from the experience of a select group of civilian and military professionals, academics, individual organisations, concerned government departments and heads of state who have been at the epicentre of peacekeeping and peace-building missions. Recognising the ad hoc nature of international responses to armed conflict and state failure, the Protocol proposes a pragmatic and realistic approach to improving co-ordination of the international community in such missions. Instead of simply calling for more co-ordination, it offers a set of principles and practical guidelines for future peace-builders. The Protocol is a result of a series of meetings and wider consultations, evaluating the successes and failure of past peace-building missions from Afghanistan to the Balkans, Somalia to Sierra Leone. It was convened by the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation in collaboration with Danida.

Social Market Economy History, Principles and Implementation

From A to Z

The aim of the puiblication is to clarify the concept of the social market economy in terms of economic and social policy and its political implementation.

The Future of Provinces in South Africa

The Debate continues

Bertus De Villiers examines the current status, powers and boundaries of the Provinces in South Africa. The publication analyses the pros and cons of possible reform options and discusses future scenarios.

Electoral System and Accountability: Options for Electoral Reform in South Africa

KAS-Policy Paper

The electoral system, which is the basis of electoraldemocracy, must be representative of the differentconstituencies and particular circumstances that existin a country at a given time. As such there may be aneed to review the electoral system from time totime in order to maintain the credibility of electoral democracy. This KAS Policy Paper by Bertha Chiroro explores various options for Electoral Reform in South Africa.

World Values Survey Booklet

-25 years of Value Change in South Africa: 1981-2006-

The latest round of the World Values Survey, which has been tracking the values of South Africans since 1981, has just been completed. The booklet entails crucial insights into people's perception of democracy and delivery issues. The changing value orientation of South Africans over the past 25 years, focusing on areas such as family, religion, work and gender, will also be analysed.

The Impact of Floor Crosssing on Party Systems and Representative Democracy

edited by Dr Khabele Matlosa

This publication examines the floor crossing issue in detail and outlines the views of potential parties such as the ANC, DA, IFP, ACDP, ID and others on this controversial issue.

Financial Intergovernmental Relations in South Africa

A KAS-Policy Paper by Dr Dirk Brand

Part of the political dispute- and a key challenge to political decision makers- is the degree of autonomy in particular of the provincial and local spheres of government. In this context the extent of financial autonomy is decisive for political competence. Only a fairly even distribution of state revenue can ensure efficient, good quality, collaborative and accountable service delivery- It is for this reason that financial intergovernmental relations is the subject of intense political debate in decentralised states. In this policy paper Dirk Brand analyses financial intergovernmental relations. The paper presents and critically assesses the rules and regulations governing the topic and, where appropriate, makes comparisons with the German equalisation system.