Chinese investment in Ethiopia continues despite COVID-19
Chinese investment in Ethiopia has continued unabated even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby further dispelling the skepticism in some quarters about Chinese engagement with Africa, writes Messay M Tefera. Read more
Minister to address virtual CACS summit
On Saturday 30 May 2020, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and CACS, in collaboration with the UJ Library, will host a virtual summit on ‘South African Foreign Policy Amid COVID-19: National and Continental Priorities’. The keynote speaker will be the Hon. Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. The summit will be broadcast live on SABC News on DSTV Channel 404, SABC Online, and the SABC YouTube channel. Read more
People-to-People relations in the time of Covid-19 - Africa and China
On 20 May 2020, CACS hosted a virtual seminar on people-to-people relations in the time of COVID-19 with a specific focus on Africa and China. Cases of alleged racial discrimination in China against people of colour made the seminar a necessary and timely initiative. About 80 people, some from as far afield as Nigeria,
China, France and the United Kingdom, joined the seminar online. Read more >>
The intellectual legacy and work
of Thandika Mkandawire
ZOOM seminar, in collaboration with the UJ LIbrary, 29 April 2020. Speakers: Prof Gilbert Khadiagala and Dr Ibbo Mandaza. Chair: Elinor Sisulu.
How is COVID-19 affecting Africa?
ZOOM seminar, in collaboration with with the UJ LIbrary, 16 April 2020. Speakers: Hannah Ryder, CEO, Development Reimagined; Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO, Trade and Development Bank. Chair: Prof Saurabh Sinha.
Martin Jacques on China
Prof Martin Jacques, author of the global best-seller When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order, reflects on economic changes within China and what they mean for its relationship with African countries.
Hannah Ryder on China and Africa
Hannah Ryder, CEO of Development Reimagined, reflects on future relations between China and Africa.