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Election politics to end corruption

what can citizens and business do?

As citizens of South Africa, it is our democratic right to hold the government to account. We cannot stand by and let corruption happen, nor can we place business on a pillar and expect it alone to combat corruption. Engaged and participative citizens make a moral judgement of governing parties by turning out to cast their votes on election day.


Lessons from Black Wednesday

Media Freedom Day Address with Jerome Klaaste

On 19 October 1977 several newspapers and numerous organisations that were sympathetic to Black Consciousness were banned by the apartheid regime. Scores of journalists and activists were arrested and detained in a countrywide clampdown on freedom of speech. It had a chilling effect on the media.


In the eye of the storm

The state of immigrants' businesses in Durban


Expensive Poverty:

Why Aid fails, and how it can work

How can it be that one in three Africans live in poverty yet the continent has received more than $1.2 trillion in aid over the last 30 years?


A Judiciary Under Siege

Reflections from the JSC 2021 judges' interviews


Authoritarian States as Donors in Africa

Strategic Engagement in Africa: Turkey and the Gulf States


Authoritarian States as Donors in Africa

China's Strategic Engagement in Africa


Covid-19, Migrant Entrepreneurship and Social Protection in South Africa

The Migration Project and Democracy Development Program


Ending hunger and securing our future

Business Day Dialogues


Advocate Paul Hoffman on 'Countering corruption effectively'

Cape Town Press Club

The Cape Town Press Club in collaboration with KAS_SA presents — Paul Hoffman on "Countering corruption effectively"

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National Church Leaders Consultation

Promoting Ethical Leadership – Elections 2024

Strengthening participatory democracy, transparency, accountability and good governance.

Free Market Foundation on Privatisation

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa (KAS), together with our partner organization Free Market Foundation South Africa (FMF), held an expert exchange on the 8th of November with the theme of Infrastructure Privatization aimed at businesspeople, academics, and representatives of civil society.

Workshop für Politiker zu Koalitionsführungen

Vom 7. bis 8. November fand in Kapstadt eine zweitägige Meisterklasse zum Thema Koalitionsregierung statt, die von der CiviNovus-Gruppe ausgerichtet und von der KAS SA unterstützt wurde. Diese Veranstaltung war eine Folgeveranstaltung und eine Gelegenheit, die demokratische Zukunft unseres Landes mit Südafrikas angesehenen Politikern, Akademikern und Vordenkern zu diskutieren.

Event report: KAS South Africa Alumni Dinner 2023

Author: Luisa Kerner

On 29 September 2023, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) hosted its traditional Alumni Dinner in Cape Town. The event brought together about 30 current and former scholars and KAS partners. Such events provide opportunities and a platform for alumni and partners to network, collaborate and exchange ideas on political as well as socio-economic issues.

FVZS Institute 2023

11th Annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert (FVZS) Honorary Lecture

Auditor General of South Africa, Ms Tsakani Maluleke

“Good governance is the foundation upon which a successful nation is built. It is not merely a buzzword."

Conference report: Reform of the Criminal Justice Administration in South Africa

Author: Koogan Pillay

This report is intended as the main text reference material to the 6 February 2023 hybrid event at UCT. It is targeted at policymakers and policy influencers and freely available to the general public. It contains a summary of the presentations and discussions at the event.

Gangster State and the Republic of Gupta

SA Ubuntu Networking Breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh

The networking breakfast with Pieter-Louis Myburgh on 06 December 2019 took place under the title “Gangster State and the Republic of Gupta”. The event was jointly hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the SA Ubuntu Foundation and is part of a series of networking breakfasts in 2019.

Xenophobia and South Africa

Roundtable Series 2019: Number 4 - Centre for Unity in Diversity

The South African Constitution obliges the State to protect the rights of all who live in the country. The South African 2011 Census found that there were 2.2 million immigrants in a country of 52 million in 2011. Xenophobic attacks of the last years, especially the one in 2008 which was among the deadliest to date and the recent attacks in September 2019 in Johannesburg, frighten many people.

Unpacking the Implications of the National Health Insurance Bill

Breakfast Discussion with experts

“Unpacking the Implications of the National Health Insurance Bill” was the topic of a discussion jointly hosted by the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CFCR) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS). The expert speakers were Mr Michael Settas, Member of the Free Market Foundation’s Health Policy Unit and Mr Russel Rensburg, Director of the Rural Health Advocacy Project.

Brazil’s Populist Pendulum: The Outcome and Lessons

SAIIA Speakers Meeting

Can Africa learn from Brazil´s history? Brazil and Africa; a country versus a whole continent, but nevertheless with common features. They have similar GDPs, but the population of Africa is about five times bigger than the population of Brazil. The effect is that Brazil's income per person is higher. Both Brazil and Africa have a historically similar low growth rates and share the ignominious character of globally leading wealth and income inequality.