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Join us as we celebrate 25 years of the PMG Website.



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A Conference organised by the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (a Centre of the University of Johannesburg) in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Study and Information Program

KAS invites you to apply

to the 2023 Parliamentary Research Program


KAS, UCT, Acccountability Now and Primerio International invite you to

Countering the Corrupt: Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa

Please join us on 6 February 2023 for a set of expert panel discussions as a critical intervention to rebuild governance from the devastation of state capture.



The Role of Women in Traditional and Minority Governance Structures in Southern Africa and Elsewhere

Women experience discrimination in various forms in accessing and maintaining leadership and decision-making positions.


State Capture under Parliament's watch: Wilful blindness?

Presented in collaboration with Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG).

Please join the Parliamentary Monitoring Group and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as we host an expert panel to reflect on the implications of the Zondo Commission reports on Parliament.




Join Daily Maverick Assistant Editor Marianne Thamm, public interest investigator Craig Mckune and Lynette Maart as they unpack this story of grit, dedication and collective victory in achieving social justice for those affected by irregular, fraudulent and unlawful deductions from social grants.


STREAMING of the EPP Congress in Rotterdam

June 1st

On the sidelines of the 2022 EPP (European People’s Party) Congress in Rotterdam, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin and Brussels is offering a digital format "live-on-tape"!


Covid-19 Pandemic and its impact on the Young Women Subject:

Exploring the complexities


Perspectives on The State Capture Report

Presented in collaboration with The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law

The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (a centre of the University of Johannesburg) in partnership with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung would like to invite you to an online panel discussion titled: ‘Perspectives on The State Capture Report.’

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Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue

The Anti-Xenophobia Dialogue is done in cooperation with the South African Council of Churches in Gauteng. It forms part of a series of events which aims at the eradication of xenophobia and promotion of social cohesion by strengthening conflict resolution skills of community leaders, improving liaison with Government and other agencies on the provision of relief during attacks.The first Dialogue took place on the 14th of February 2018 at Khotso House in Johannesburg.

KwaZulu-Natal Democracy and Election Forum

KZNCC and DDP collaborate to reignite the KZN Democracy Forum

Democracy Development Program in partnership with the KZN Christian Council convened a meeting with civil society and religious leaders who have an interest in participating in a civil society entitative with regards to the upcoming national elections in South Africa. This was to provide among others, an understanding of the changing political context in KwaZul- Natal.

Looking Ahead for 2018

Local and International Change Scenarios

“The future of South Africa depends on how much emphasis will be set on prioritizing economic growth and building a unified political and civil society” was the leading argument by Dr. Jakkie Cilliers from the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) at the first breakfast briefing, jointly hosted by the School for Public Leadership (SPL) at Stellenbosch University, the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) on 15th February 2018 at the Sun Square Hotel in Cape Town.

FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2018: South Africa Beyond State Capture and Corruption

Defending and strengthening the valuable South African Constitution

“South Africa beyond State Capture and Corruption” was the title of this year’s annual FW de Klerk Conference held on the 2nd of February 2018 in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The leading question addressed by former South African president F.W. de Klerk was how South Africans “as a country are going to re-establish a system of governance that is characterised by integrity – with key institutions that operate in the public interest effectively, professionally, efficiently and without fear, favour or prejudice”.

Is Zimbabwe Really in a Post-Mugabe Era?

On Wednesday, the 17th of January 2018, Prof. Brian Raftopoulos, formally Professor for Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe and Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust, gave a presentation on the events leading to the resignation of Zimbabwe´s former president Robert Mugabe and the country’s future political and economic outlook. The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), a highly rated think tank specializing in International Relations issues and long-term partner of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, hosted the event in Cape Town.

Umfragetrends: Aussöhnung und soziale Kohäsion in Südafrika

2017 South African reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Report

Seit mehr als einer Dekade misst das South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB), das auf einer repräsentativen Meinungsumfrage basiert, den Prozess der Aussöhnung unter Südafrikanern. Der aktuelle 2017 SARB-Report liegt jetzt vor.

Der Präsident und seine Hüter: Die, die Zuma an der Macht und aus dem Gefängnis halten


Zum letzten Mal in diesem Jahr lud die South African UBUNTU Foundation am 8. Dezember 2017 zu einem Netzwerktreffen ein. Mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), des Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) und weiteren Sponsoren hieß Kevin Chaplin, Geschäftsführer Ubuntu Foundation, die anwesenden Gäste der ausgebuchten Veranstaltung in den Räumlichkeiten des Atlantic Beach Country Club in Melkbosstrand herzlich willkommen. Gastredner war an diesem Tag Jacques Pauw, Autor des brisanten politischen Bestsellers „The President`s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison“

Simbabwe: Enge Verflechtung von politischer Führung und Militär prägt nach wie vor das Machtgefüge

Diskussion über die jüngsten Entwicklungen in Simbabwe

In Kooperation mit SAIIA organisierte das AB Südafrika mit Unterstützung des AB Simbabwe eine Diskussionsveranstaltung zur Situation in Simbabwe und den Implikationen für die weitere Entwicklung des Landes.

Südafrika heute: Von gebrochenen Versprechungen und veruntreuten Geldern


Am 5. Dezember 2017 fand in den Räumlichkeiten der Deutschen Internationalen Schule Kapstadt (DSK) mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) eine Frühstücksdiskussionsrunde mit Enthüllungsjournalistin Vicky Jane Robinson für Schüler der achten bis elften Klasse, deren Lehrer und interessierten Eltern statt. Nach einer eindrucksvollen Darstellung der aktuellen Sachlage Südafrikas rund um das Thema „State Capture“ durch Frau Robinson konnte das interessierte Publikum Fragen zum Thema stellen. Ein Veranstaltungsbericht von KAS Forschungsassistentin Ruth Hejtmanek

The Politics of Poverty and Inequality

Roundtable Series: Number 4

Am 16. November 2017 fand bereits zum vierten Mal in diesem Jahr eine Diskussionsrunde statt, die vom Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organisiert wurde. Unter dem Titel „The Politics of Poverty and Inequality“ wurde in der gut besuchten Abendveranstaltung in Kapstadt, rege über die Problematik der Armut und Ungleichheit in Südafrika und mögliche politische Lösungsansätze diskutiert.