Visit by UCASS delegation

On 22 February 2024, representatives of the CACS and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg met with a delegation from the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) in Beijing, to discuss a joint project on China-Africa Digital Trade Cooperation under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Progress made thus far was surveyed, and plans tabled for the year ahead.

Launch of Essop Pahad's memoir

On Thursday 7 December 2023, the Centre for Africa-China Studies and Real African Publishers hosted the launch of A Life Committed: a memoir, by the late Dr Essop Pahad. Read more >>

Launch of book on African regional integration

On Wednesday 1 November, the Centre for Africa-China Studies and Jacana Media hosted the successful launch of the book titled The Quest for Unity: An Appraisal of Regional Integration in Africa, edited by Prof David Monyae and Dr Sizo Nkala. Read more >>

Tribute to Dr Essop Pahad

The Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) joins the University of Johannesburg in mourning the death of Dr Essop Pahad, struggle stalwart and intellectual, who played a key role in shaping South Africa’ constitutional dispensation, and also played an active role in the CACS. Read more >>

Launch of book on Boutros Boutros-Ghali

On Tuesday 29 August 2023, the Centre for Africa-China Studies, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted the launch of a book titled Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Afro-Arab Prophet, Pharaoh and Pope’, by Prof Adekeye Adebajo. Read more >>

Webinar on BRICS expansion

On Monday 21 August 2023, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in partnership with the UJ LIbrary, hosted a webinar titled BRICS Expansion?, during which a range of experts discussed the possibilities of more countries joining the BRICS alliance. Read more >>


Sarah Ntlemo: South Africa-China relations face criticism. The African, 20 February 2024.

David Monyae: Carlson’s interview with Putin exposes Western media bias. The African, 15 February 2024.

Chidochashe Nyere, Hellen Adogo and Gideon Chitanga: Africa-China relations under scrutiny. The African, 13 February 2024.

David Monyae: Africa should beware the second coming of Trump’s terrifying world. Sunday Times. 4 February 2024.

Emmanuel Matambo and David Monyae: South Africa’s moral victory at the ICJ — the West was also on trial. Daily Maverick, 1 February 2024.

David Monyae: Martin Luther King Jr: Can the US live up to his ideals and values? The African, 22 January 2024.

Emmanuel Matambo: South Africa-China Relations at 26: What explains the growth and strength. Pan African Review, 16 January 2024.


Emmanuel Matambo | SABC News: Discussion of Israel’s declaration of war on Hamas

David Monyae | SABC News: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech at the UN General Assembly

David Monyae | Newzroom Africa: Comment on SA President Cyril Ramaphosa’s calls for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe

Emmanuel Matambo | SABC News: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger’s security pact

David Monyae | Business Day TV: China-Africa relations in focus post Brics Summit

David Monyae | CGTN Africa: Expert says BRICS rapidly growing as an alternative voice for Global South

Emmanuel Matambo | Radio Islam: Insights into 15th BRICS Summit

Publications (new series)

Policy Brief No 1

China’s Digital Security Law:  Prospects and Recommendations
Edmund Terem Ugar and Emmanuel Matambo
September 2022

Policy Brief No 2

South Africa’s Data Sovereignty Regulations: Merits and Possible Limitations
Emmanuel Matambo and Edmund Terem Ugar
 September 2022

Policy Brief No 3

Charting a New Economic Frontier: BRICS+ Collaboration and De-dollarisation in the Global Landscape
Lebo Mosebua and Goitseone Maswabi
January 2024

Occasional Paper No 1

Data Protection and Rights to Privacy in the United States: A Limited State Level View
Emmanuel Matambo and Sizo Nkala
 September 2022

Occasional Paper No 2

Djibouti: Africa’s microstate with a military stronghold
Goitseone Maswabi and Lebo Mosebua
 November 2022

Occasional Paper No 3

Dedollarisation strategies: Transforming currency dynamics in the BRICS+ Bloc
Lebo Mosebua and Goitseone Maswabi
 November 2023