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Speech by Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Election as a Challenge for African Opposition Parties

Keynote address by Dr. Mangosuthu Buthelezi at the KAS International Symposium on "Challenges and Areas of Engagement for African Opposition Parties" on 29th June in Berlin.

Islam in Südafrika

Wie verbreitet ist der Islam in Südafrika? Welche verschiedenen Strömungen gibt es und welch politisches Konfliktpotenzial geht möglicherweise von ihm aus? Diesen und anderen Fragen geht die hier vorliegende Forschungsarbeit nach, die Kerstin von Bremen im Rahmen eines Praktikums im KAS-Büro, Johannesburg durchführte.

Datenschutz und Kriminalitätsprävention in Südafrika

ein Vergleich mit Deutschland: am Beispiel der Videoüberwachung öffentlicher Plätze

Nach wie vor gibt die Kriminalitätsrate in Südafrika, angefangen von leichtem Diebstahl bis hin zum bewaffneten Banküberfall Anlass zur Besorgnis. Nur ein geringer Teil der Täter wird gefasst, so daß neben der Kriminalitätsprävention vor allem auch der Überführung von Straftätern besondere Beachtung geschenkt werden muss. Steffen Hörner, Stipendiat der KAS und zeitweise Praktikant im Johannesburger KAS-Büro analysiert in seiner Untersuchung, die sich mit Datenschutz und Kriminalitätsprävention in Südafrika auseinandersetzt, den gesellschaftlichen Hintergrund Südafrikas, geht auf rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen ein und stellt einen Vergleich mit deutschen Gegebenheiten an.

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.