Greener Governance in Southern SADC

Success Report on Medium Sized Local Authorities

In 2002, when the WSSD took place in Johannesburg, KAS South Africa in cooperation with the Centre for Environmental Management at the North West University started a Greener Governance workshop series for municipal managers of medium sized cities from South Africa and neighbouring countries. The aim of the training was to sensitize the participants for environmental issues on local level, to equip them with the practical know-how to tackle the problems and to develop a network in the Southern SADC region. Last year KAS financed a case study in order to evaluate the success of the workshop series and to assess additional training needs.

Mosambiks III. Parlaments- und Präsidentschaftswahlen am 1. und 2. Dezember 2004

Am 1. und 2. Dezember 2004 fanden zum dritten Mal in Mosambik Parlaments- und Präsidentschaftswahlen im Rahmen eines Mehrparteiensystems statt. Charakteristisch für diese Wahlen sollte eine überraschend niedrige Wählerbeteiligung werden.

Harmony and discord in South African foreign policy making

Composers, conductors and players

The publication examines some of the key actors and issues informing contemporary South African foreign policy. It does this through the prism of four foreign policy challenges: conflict diamonds; NEPAD; Zimbabwe and the Middle East. The final chapter makes a number of recommendations designed to strengthen the role and efficacy of parliament and the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs in particular South African foreign policy.

The politics of state resources: Party funding in South Africa

This KAS publication teases out the theory and practice of the use of state resources during and between elections in South and Southern Africa. For political parties to play a meaningful role in democratic governance, they require resources to engage in periodic elections as well as to develop their institutional structures.

African Elite Perspectives: AU and NEPAD

A comparative study across seven African countries

The African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) represent the pinnacle of efforts by African leaders to point the continent in the direction of democracy and economic growth. From October to November 2002 the Centre for International and Comparative Politics (University of Stellenbosch), in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, conducted a groundbreaking survey of African elite perspectives on the AU and NEPAD. Seven African countries-namely South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe- were included in the survey.

Electoral Models for South Africa: Reflections and Options

Electoral Task Team Review Roundtable

Transitional provisions in South Africa's final constitution required that beyond the application of the proportionality system in the 1999 elections, an electoral system should be introduced through enactment of national legislation. An Electoral Task Team (ETT) was established with the aim to draft the necessary legislation for an electoral system for the country's next national and provincial elections. This publication includes the outcomes, findings and recommendations of the ETT Roundtable held in Cape Town in September 2002.

Land Reform: Issues and Challenges

A comparative overview of experiences in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa and Australia

"Land reform" has in recent years become a test case for democratic reforms and the pursuit of social justice in countries such as South Africa, Australia, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Bertus de Villiers' comparative study aims to analyse the processes, draw comparisons between the respective experiences and identify possible lessons and pitfalls.

Defining new citizenship for South Africa & the fundamental values that will shape it

Johannesburg, 14 June 2001

Who and what is a citizen? What is citizenship? What are the values that should underpin and characterise a new citizenship for a country such as South Africa that is going through a process of comprehensive transformation? The Leadership Seminar conducted by St Augustine College of South Africa in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and held in Johannesburg on 14 June 2001, explored these fundamental issues and questions. The purpose of the seminar was to focus on the need to create an awareness in society of the social responsibility of its citizens and to encourage people to participate in community affairs.

Politics of Identity and Exclusion in Africa: From Violent Confrontation to Peaceful Cooperation

25–26 July 2001, Senate Hall, University of Pretoria

The theme of the conference and the papers delivered are highly relevant to the establishment of a deep and sustainable democracy, especially in a young democracy such as South Africa. South Africans experience post-colonial and post-apartheid transformation as part of their daily lives. Transformation explicitly linked to democracy should therefore reflect democratic values. What we need in South Africa is not formal democracy, but deep democracy – democracy that would preserve and protect human rights and humane democratic values in a dynamic and responsive way.

Strengthening the Moral Fabric of the South African Workplace: Strategies, Resources and Research

3–4 May 2001, Sanlam Auditorium, Conference Centre, University of Pretoria

The workshop Strengthening the Moral Fabric of the South African Workplace: Strategies, Resources and Research, on which this Seminar Report is based, was aimed at assessing how various sectors of society are coming to terms with moral problems in the workplace through the development of strategies and resources to deal with, among others, mismanagement, corruption in its various forms, work ethic and governance. The workshop was held on 3 and 4 May 2001 at the University of Pretoria.For your convenient download, please find below the report of the proceedings subdivided into pdf-files of the respective chapters.