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  • Parliamentary Research Programme 2022

    Parliamentary Research Programme 2022


    30 May 2022 - 14 June 2022

    Applications for this programme closed on 14 June 2022. 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. What is it? A full time, five month placement as a researcher for a political party at Parliament in Cape Town (18 July - 12 December 2022). 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. Who is eligible? Individuals with postgraduate qualifications in...

  • Poor Education, Poor Economy - and Planning the Escape.

    Poor Education, Poor Economy - and Planning the Escape.


    25 February 2021

    The South African education system is in crisis. According to Statistics SA, half of all learners drop out of school before reaching matric. The government fails learners in poor communities by failing to provide schools with adequate infrastructure and qualified teachers. Inequality in South Africa is exacerbated by an education system which does not adequately prepare learners for the world of work. Learners from disadvantaged communities cannot compete with their peers from affluent communities. The webinar will focus on a paper Poor Education, Poor Economy and Planning the Escape by Prof Philippe Burger. Prof Burger will present data which provides:...

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