Publications

Event Reports

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.

Country Reports

Reaktionen aus Südafrika auf die Bundestagswahl 2009

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Bis zum Morgen des 29. September lagen in Südafrika weder offizielle Stellungnahmen von Regierungsmitgliedern noch detaillierte Medien-Analysen und Kommentare zum Ausgang der Bundestagswahl 2009 vor.

Event Reports

267 Tage vor dem Anpfiff

by Werner Böhler

2010 FIFA World Cup Green Goal Progress Report Host City Cape Town
„Es genügt nicht, die Infrastruktur sowie die technischen und personellen Voraussetzungen zu schaffen, und bei der Planung eines Weltsportereignisses – wie der Fußball-WM 2010 – die Umweltziele zu berücksichtigen. Vielmehr ist es wichtig, dass daraus ein Bewusstsein bei den Menschen entsteht und alle Bürger der Stadt, der Provinz, des Landes sowie die internationalen Gäste bei der Verwirklichung dieser Ziele engagiert mitmachen!“

Event Reports

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.

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Summer Academy Southern Africa

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Politiker aus dem südlichen Afrika diskutieren das Thema „Parteienfinanzierung“
14 Politiker aus Südafrika, Simbabwe, Malawi, der Demokratischen Republik Kongo, Mosambik und Namibia haben eine Woche lang im Rahmen der “Summer Academy Southern Africa” in Johannesburg Erfahrungen und Informationen ausgetauscht.

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'Making Democracy Work: Comparing the South African and the German Constitution'

by Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)

Prof. Thomas von Danwitz und Justice Kate O'Regan zu Gast bei einer Veranstaltung der KAS-Südafrika
Wo gibt es Unterschiede, wo Gemeinsamkeiten in den Verfassungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Republik Südafrika? In welchem historischen Kontext sind die beiden Dokumente entstanden? Wie sieht die Verfassungswirklichkeit aus und was sind die zentralen verfassungsrechtlichen Herausforderungen in Deutschland und Südafrika? Dies waren nur einige der Fragen, die am 20. August im ehemaligen Women’s Jail in Johannesburg diskutiert wurden.

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Crossing the Line: Dealing with Cross-Border Communities

by Bertus de Villiers

The publication aims to contribute to the South African debate where service delivery to cross-border communities has given rise to serious challenges in recent years. One of the challenges facing modern day federations is the provision of servivces to communities that are split by a provincial boundary. Residential patterns are not constrained by the demarcation of provinces and it is not uncommon for local communities to straddle provincial boundaries.

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Zunami! The 2009 South African Elections

This publication, edited by Roger Southall and John Daniel, provides the reader with an in depth analysis of the fourth democratic elections in South Africa. Election Results; Trends in Party Support and Voter Behaviour as well as the Role of the Media are just a few of the focus areas that the fourteen chapters cover. The book, published by Jacana Media, is based on research papers commissioned by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.Click on the pdf-symbol above to read reviews of the book.