2023 KSSP Application Welcome to your 2023 KSSP Application Email Address Name Phone Number Which country unilaterally declared independence in November 1965? Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe South West Africa, now Namibia British East Africa Protectorate, now Kenya Which of the following statements is true? KAS is active in more than 20 countries KAS is active in more than 100 countries KAS is active in more than 50 countries Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) is a right-wing political party in South Africa. Who is the current president of the IFP? Julius Malema Velenkosini Hlabisa Mangosuthu Buthelezi The vast majority of the global population lives in: Low-Income-Countries High-Income-Countries Middle-Income-Countries Who was Konrad Adenauer? A former German Chancellor A former UN Secretary-General The first President of Germany Which country got recently admitted into the East African Community? Burundi Madagascar Democratic Republic of the Congo From a legal perspective , who elects the South African President? The voters The Members of the National Assembly The political parties The Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission is Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Chief Justice of South Africa President of the Republic of South Africa The work of KAS is based on three underlying principles; what are those principles? Pro bono publico Freedom, Justice, Solidarity Konrad Adenauer's Stiftungs Which assumption is correct? Deciding whether a qualitative or quantitative research method is more appropriate depends on the research subject and the type of data in the research question. Qualitative research models are superior to quantitative ones because they allow exploring ideas, experiences and theories in depth. Quantitative research models are superior to qualitative ones because they test a hypothesis by systematically collecting and analyzing data. Hans Morgenthau, John Mearsheimer and Kenneth Waltz are part of which school of thought in international relations theory? Institutionalism Realism/Neorealism Constructivism Which are the 3 Chapter 9 institutions in South Africa? The Public Protector, The Auditor General, The Judicial Service Commission The Public Protector, The Electoral Commission, The State Capture Commission The Public Protector, The Electoral Commission, The Auditor-General What is the name of the President of Ukraine? Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Vladimirovich Zelenskyy Why did Niccolò Macchiavelli's "The Prince" generate controversy? Critics said his recommendations to tyrants help them maintain their power. He argued that a monarchy is a superior form of government to a republic. He argued that a king should pass power to his prince after maintaining power for a maximum of 20 years. Which of the following is the core value of Classic Liberalism? Individual Freedom Equality Solidarity Which country was the first elected female head of state (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) from? Liberia South Africa Kenya Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika was composed by Hugh Masekela Enoch Sontonga Solomon Mahlangu Which economic system did the Adenauer government introduce? Social Market Economy Free Market Economy Planned Economy In his publication "Clash of Civilizations," Samuel Huntington argues that … … capitalism will destroy the planet. … the next "cold-war style" of conflict will arise between the US and China, being the two economic superpowers. … identity and religious fault lines will cause conflicts. Which of the following African countries is not recognized as a sovereign state? South Sudan Comoros Somaliland Which European country and former colonial power agreed to pay Namibia €1.1bn over historical Herero-Nama genocide? France Britain Germany Which African country hosts the most foreign military bases? Djibouti Burkina Faso Niger What does KAS promote? Socialism Autocracy Democracy What is the mandate of the Pan-African Parliament? Intended to be Africa’s highest legislative authority (legislative body of the AU). Intended to facilitate free trade in and around Africa. Intended to hold African leaders accountable. Which form of government is dominant among African states? A parliamentary system A semi-presidential system A presidential system Brexit refers to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from? the European Union the Climate Agreement the Group of Seven (G7) National Orders are the highest awards that a country, through its President, bestows on its citizens and eminent foreign nationals. What is SA's highest order? Order of Ikhamanga Order of Mapungubwe Order of the Baobab How many countries voted against the UN General Assembly Resolution ES-11/1 on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 12 5 35 The two economists Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson argue that nations fail to grow if… … there is no free trade. … political and economic institutions are extractive, property rights are not guaranteed. … labour costs are rising faster than inflation. The abbreviation KAS stands for Kofi-Annan-Stiftung Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Kurt-Angel-Stiftung Which national team won the African Cup of Nations in 2022? Springboks Banyana Banyana Bafana Bafana Who coined the term rainbow nation? Desmond Tutu Jacob Zuma Nelson Mandela Which of the following is not a special tool-kit by SAIIA? China-Africa Toolkit South-Africa-Cuba Toolkit G20-Toolkit Which were the first 3 economic policies adopted by South Africa post apartheid? National Development Plan, New Growth Path, GEAR RDP, GEAR, ASGISA RDP, ASGISA, New Growth Path Which solution does Paul Collier not recommend in his publication "The Bottom Billion" to help poor countries out of poverty? Encourage Good Governance. More state intervention to correct market failures. Preferential trade access for poor countries. The National and Provincial Elections in South Africa takes place every 3 years 4 years 5 years Which of the following are core values of classic conservatism? State Centralism, Equality, Solidarity State Centralism, Capitalism, Individualism Free Market, Community and Tradition, Human Dignity In 1960, American economist Walt Whitman Rostow developed the Rostow Stages of Growth model. The model postulates that economic growth occurs in different basic stages of varying length. What are the different stages? The traditional society, the preconditions to take-off, the take-off, the drive to maturity, the age of high mass-consumption, flexing on social media. The traditional society, the take-off, the drive to maturity, the age of high mass-consumption. The traditional society, the preconditions take-off, the take-off, the drive to maturity, the age of high mass-consumption. SAIIA's publications are based in different categories, how many are there? seven eight nine The Supreme Court of Appeal is based in Cape Town Pretoria Bloemfontein Which International Relations theory posits that the world order is organised in hierarchy, with a dominant power at the top and conflict occur as a result of dissatisfaction of a rising power with the dominant power. Power Transition Theory Realism Foucault Theory of Power The AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area) is… A free pass to trade between European and African member states Estimated to increase Africa’s exports by $560 billion A free travel agreement between the African Union members Which political philosopher/economist argued in favour of a free market as a mechanism to define prices through offer and demand? Adam Smith Karl Marx Jean-Jacques Rousseau Which country hosts the SADC secretariat? Zambia Namibia Botswana Which of the following is one of SAIIA's programmes? SAIIA Past SAIIA Futures SAIIA Present Centralism is the opposite of ? Federalism Feminism Feudalism The following countries had successful coup d’état in the last 2 years? South Africa, Kenya and Morocco Eswatini, South Sudan and Zambia Mali, Burkina Faso and Sudan Which of the following is not one of SAIIA's programmes? Multilateralism Economic Diplomacy Foreign Policy Which one of the following announced the downgrading of South Africa's sovereign credit rating in March 2020? Fitch and Moody's International Finance Corporation (IFC) Allan Gray Investments Ernst Haas, Robert Keohane, and Stephen Krasner support the school of thought in international relations theory? (Neo)Institutionalism Constructivism Realism/Neorealism SAIIA's head office is based on the following campus Wits University University of Johannesburg University of Cape Town Where is the KAS head office? Berlin Paris London Which global power officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement on 04 November 2020? United Kingdom United States of America China The global average life expectancy is currently about 65 years 58 years 70 years Which African country was the first to gain independence? South Africa Kenya Liberia Who is the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation? Naledi Pandor Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Thandi Modise The statement "A comb is a foreign concept to Africa" in Thabo Mbeki's biography The Dream Deferred is attributed to which well known South African politician Mbuyiseni Ndlozi Gwede Mantashe Lindiwe Sisulu Which African countries did Anthony Blinken, the U.S Secretary of state visit during his recent tour? South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda South Africa, Senegal and Ethiopia Rwanda, Ghana and South Africa The abbreviation SAIIA stands for... South African Institute of International Affairs South African International Institute of Affairs South Africas International Interdisciplinary Association Which factor was mainly responsible for the mass killings in Rwanda and Burundi in the mid-1990s? isolationist policies dictatorial rule ethnic conflict Who is the current president of Zambia? Kenneth Kuanda Edgar Lungu Hichilema Hakainde KAS is affiliated to ... The Left Party The Christian Democratic Union The Free Democratic Party From which African country did France recently withdraw its troops after nearly 10 years of operation? Mali Senegal Côte d'Ivoire What is Politikon? A Greek philosopher. The journal of the South African Association of Political Studies. A manifesto of a political party. From which European country did Angola achieve independence in 1975? Portugal Spain France In which country is the headquarter of the African Union? South Africa Egypt Ethiopia How has the number of people living in absolute poverty changed over the last 20 years? Statistically, this number has almost halved Statistically, this number has been nearly duplicated Statistically, this figure has scarcely changed What is the name of the newly elected president of Kenya? William Ruto Uhuru Kenyatta Raila Odinga Which of the following President announced that the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv? Barack Obama Joe Biden Donald Trump SAIIA's engagement programme with the youth is called: Young People at SAIIA Youth@SAIIA SAIIA Youth Which former United States President's visit of China in 1972 led to the resumption of US-China relations? Ronald Reagan Richard Nixon Dwight D. Eisenhower During the 2022 EU-AU Summit, an Africa-Europe Investment package aiming to support the common ambition for 2030 and AU Agenda 2063 was announced. What is the approximate monetary figure of this package? More than EUR500 billion Less than EUR100 billion At least EUR150 billion According to Statistics SA (Stats SA), South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded by what percentage in the first quarter of 2022? 1.2% 0.5% 1.9% The German federal parliament is commonly known as Bundestag Bundestein Bundesliga Conflict in Mozambique is often associated with the discovery of which natural resource/s? Liquified Natural Gas Oil Gold Which 3 African countries still serve as Sovereign monarchies in Africa? Namibia, Eswatini, Morrocco Eswatini, Lesotho, Morrocco Eswatini, Lesotho, Egypt I write what I like, is a compilation of writings from an anti-apartheid activist Joe Slovo Chris Hani Steve Biko Which renewable energy resource is South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation currently developing a roadmap and plans for an industrial cluster for? Green oxygen Green hydrogen Green biomass What is the name of the current Chancellor of Germany? Olaf Scholz Angela Merkel Ursula von der Leyen In which years did South Africa's rugby team, the Springboks, win the Rugby World Cup? 1995, 2007 and 2019 1995, 2010 and 2019 1994, 2008 and 2018 The apartheid system in South Africa was ended through a series of bilateral and multi-party negotiations between 1990 and 1993. CODESA stands for? Committee for a Democratic South Africa Congress for a Democratic South Africa Convention for a Democratic South Africa What are the characteristics of a Federal Republic? A federation of states, with a monarch as the symbolic head of state. A federation of states, each having its constitution, and the absence of a ruling monarch. A state composed of different provinces and a presidential form of government, and a single national constitution. The KAS PolDiSSA programme operates in which region? Middle East Sub-Saharan Africa North Africa Who is the current chairperson of the African Union? Felix Antoine Tshisekedi, Democratic Republic of Congo Macky Sall, Senegal Paul Kagame, Rwanda In which of the listed systems it is relatively easier to end the term of the President? A parliamentary system A presidential system A semi-presidential system In 2009, in her first notable publication, which had been a worldwide success, African economist Dambisa Moyo argued that … … foreign development aid is ineffective and should be faded out. … European countries should pay compensation for the damage of colonialism. … China will substitute European countries as the main donor country in Africa. Alastair Smith and Bruce Buenno de Mesquita made which of the following arguments in the 'Dictactorship Handbook'? Dictatorship is a better form of governance than democracy. Democracy and dictatorships are the same. In a dictactorship and a democracy, politicians retain power by safe guarding the interests of a selected group. What is the purpose of the Public Finance Management Act? To regulate financial management in the national government and provincial governments. To regulate financial management in the provincial governments. To regulate financial management in the national government. What did Robert Putnam describe in his Logic of Two-Level Games? The interdependence of diplomacy and domestic politics. The interdependence of economic weak and economically powerful countries. The interdependence of the ruling party and the opposition regarding a country's foreign policy. Expropriation of the private sector is a component of which of the following political ideologies? Liberalism Conservatism Communism In which year was the KAS-SAIIA Scholarship Programme established? 1999 1994 2000 How many Programmes, offices, and Initiatives does KAS run in Sub Saharan Africa? 18 5 54 In his article "Toward a Theory of Revolution", James C Davis developed the J-Curve. Based on his illustration, it can be stated that revolutions are more like to occur ... ... when a prolonged period of objective and social development is followed by a short period of sharp reversal. ... when a prolonged period of objective and social development is followed by a long period of sharp. ... when a prolonged period of objective and social development is followed by a unification under the J, mobilizing people to demand change through vandalism. SAIIA's goal is to: Advance a well-governed, peaceful, economically sustainable and globally engaged Africa Achieve a well-governed South Africa Support an economically integrated, sustainable Southern Africa The National Assembly is composed of how many seats? 500 400 250 In game theory, which scenario is used to describe the event in which a rational agent would choose to cooperate rather than to defect, even though this would result in a suboptimal outcome for the individuals in the group? The Prisoner's Dilemma Matching Pennies The Free-Man's Fortune Which of the following organisations was founded on 16 June 2009? BRICS COP27 G7 Which statement is correct? SAIIA is a political foundation funded by the South African government SAIIA is a profit-driven private sector think tank SAIIA is an independent, non-profit foreign policy and development think tank Which year did South Africa receive independence? 1965 1910 1994 African National Congress secretary-general Ace Magashule and seven others were charged in the asbestos eradication tender scandal worth… R255 million R100 million R25 million Time is Up! Time's up Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment.