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Parliamentary Research Programme 2024

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    • Parliamentary Research Programme 2024


      4 June 2024 - 21 June 2024

      The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung supports internships in the South African Parliament that are called the Parliamentary Research programme. . This programs aim is to enable participants to learn how politics and parliament function. As part of the programme, participants work within a political party's research and communications team in Parliament. Applications for this programme intake will close on 21 June 2024. To apply, click HERE. What is it? A full time, four month placement as a researcher for a political party at Parliament in Cape Town (5 August - 13 December 2024). KAS pays a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses,...

    • Parliamentary Research Programme 2023

      Parliamentary Research Programme 2023


      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....

    • Online launch of CREDO's new book, Democracy under pressure: Resilience or Retreat

      Online launch of CREDO's new book, Democracy under pressure: Resilience or Retreat


      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...

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