Launch of Essop Pahad's memoir

On Thursday 7 December 2023, the Centre for Africa-China Studies and Real African Publishers will host the launch of ‘A Life Committed: a memoir’, by 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 >>

Call for papers: BRICS+ and the developing world

The Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) and the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) at the University of Johannesburg invite you to contribute to an edited book titled BRICS+ and the Developing World: A Multifaceted Study. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 16 November 2023. 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 >>


David Monyae | The African: China presses on, repositioning its Belt and Road Initiative. 5 November.

David Monyae | Sunday Times: High-tech weapons are levelling the world’s killing fields

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 | Sunday Tribune: UN is used by major countries to trade insults

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


Occasional Paper no 2 (new series)

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

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

Occasional Paper 1

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