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    • African Economies in Transition – Lessons from South Africa and implications for the continent.

      African Economies in Transition – Lessons from South Africa and implications for the continent.


      6 December 2022

      Africa and Germany are connected by close economic relations, which are discussed and deepened every two years at the German-African Business Summit. On the side-lines of the summit the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft invite you to our event African Economies in Transition – Lessons from South Africa and implications for the continent. This will take place on December 6th, 2022, from 13:00 to 14:15 SAST online. As special guests for our expert-loaded panel we will welcome: Mmusi Maimane Founder and Leader Build One South Africa (BOSA) Savannah Maziya Executive Chairperson, Bunengi Group, South Africa Gunter Rieck Moncayo...

    • The return to history? The erosion of liberal democracy and the rise of new totalitarianism

      The return to history? The erosion of liberal democracy and the rise of new totalitarianism


      29 November 2022

      Join us on for an online launch of the paper "The erosion of liberal democracy and the rise of new totalitarianism" authored by Prof. Nicola de Jager, with Prof. Kaufmann as a respondent. In this paper Prof de Jager puts forward a thesis – the return to history. Rather than society being on an inevitable path towards human progress, it has the potential to reverse and repeat historical mistakes. Please find the discussed paper by clicking

    • Ethical Leadership in Conflict

      Ethical Leadership in Conflict


      14 September 2022

      South Africa has historically positioned itself as a neutral party in the face of conflict, a champion of peace and consensus building, working to facilitate constructive engagement in conflict situations. SA has again emphasised the importance of enabling dialogue between the warring parties in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Despite this, concerns are being raised about the SA’s credibility in encouraging peace when the country has not effectively addressed violence and threats of violence. The July unrest in 2021 and ongoing attacks on foreign nationals are notable. What is the role of ethical leadership in the face of ongoing conflict? Join Nompumelelo...

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    The German news portal welt-sichten released this week an article about the #energycrisis in #southafrica in which our new KAS Resident Representative, Gregor Jaecke also shared his view on this crucial topic for South African citizens. Please check it out over the weekend!

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