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31 March 2023
KAS funds research internships in the South African parliament. As part of the programme, you work within the research team of political parties and find out how politics and parliament function. This intake will focus on political communications. Applications for this programme intake closed on 31 March 2023. What is it? A full time, six month placement as a researcher for a political party at Parliament in Cape Town (2 May - 1 November 2023). KAS pays a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses, as well as funds airtime and required travel. The stipend amount is at internship level....
24 February 2023
Please join the Centre for Research on Democracy (CREDO) at Stellenbosch University and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for the online launch of CREDO's new book, Democracy under pressure: Resilience or Retreat. At this event, the book introduced in broad terms and the two authors of the chapter comparing Kenya and South Africa outline their findings. Date: 24 February 2023 Time: 14:45 - 16:00 SAST The event can be accessed above via Youtube and via this link: https://event.webinarjam.com/login/oxrp4tpptw5bpmu0sz About the book: This book identifies the main factors shaping the fortunes of democracy globally. Why do some democracies in the same region and presumably...
6 February 2023
Chief Justice Zondo was scathing in his final report of the State Capture Commission, pointing to industrial scale fraud, looting, corruption, and massive deficit in integrity, accountability and hence governance, leading to citizens being unable to access their basic human rights as enshrined in our Constitution. President Ramaphosa himself, when receiving the final report, expressed the deep sense of shame, embarrassment and betrayal by the governing party, and many leaders in Government and the private sector, implicated in state capture, corruption and wrongdoing, and invited citizens with the requisite skills and expertise to come forward in helping fix the country...