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Webinar on data sovereignty

On Friday 1 July 2022, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in partnership with the Institute for the Future of Knowledge (IFK) at the University of Johannesburg and the UJ Library, hosted a webinar on ‘Data Sovereignty’. The discussants were Prof Everisto Benyera, Professor of African Politics, University of South Africa; Adv Megan Kathure, Attorney and Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, specialising in Technology, Cybersecurity and International Trade Practice; and Dr John Ostrowick, Head of Strategy for a political organisation, and Chief Information Officer for a South African government department. Read more >>

Webinar on social security in China and South Africa

Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi
Prof Barbara Darimont

On Monday 6 June, The Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a webinar titled: ‘The dualist approach to social security in developing countries: Perspectives from China and South Africa’. The webinar explored a paper with the same title written by Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi of the University of Johannesburg, and Prof Barbara Darimont of the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society. Read more >>

CACS co-hosts Chris Hani Memorial Lecture

On 19 May 2022, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) hosted the annual Chris Hani Lecture, in collaboration with the Chris Hani Institute (CHI). This year’s lecture came 29 years after Hani was assassinated by the Polish immigrant Janus Walusz on 10 April 1993. Speakers explored what Hani would have thought of South Africa today. Read more >>

Webinar on South Africa's stance on the Ukraine invasion

On Monday 11 April, the CACS, in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the BRICS Research Centre, hosted a webinar on ‘Examining South Africa’s foreign policy position on the Russia-Ukraine crisis’. The keynote address was delivered by H.E. Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development, and Chair of the ANC’s Subcommittee on International Relations. Read more >>

Webinar on coups and failed states in Africa

On Tuesday 26 October, the CACS, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Zoom webinar titled ‘ Are African States Failing, Again?: Examining the resurgence of military takeovers and failed states in Africa’. Read more >>

Article on land reform in South Africa

Charles Matseke, a CACS Programme Manager, has authored a peer-reviewed article on land reform in South Africa in the latest edition of UJ’s pan-African quarterly journal The Thinker. To download the article, click here.

Webinar on Zambian presidential election

On Tuesday 31 August, the CACS, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Zoom webinar on ‘Zambia before and after the August 12 election: analysis and way forward’. The presenters included a leading Zambian academic and two political activists. Read more >>

International Forum on South Africa-China Tourism Cooperation

On Wednesday 4 August 2021, the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute, the Centre for Africa-China Studies and the UJ School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) jointly hosted a Virtual International Forum titled ‘South Africa-China Tourism Cooperation: Opening New Horizons’. Read More >>

TRIBUTE

Tribute to former Zambian president Dr Kenneth Kaunda

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal, has issued a tribute to Dr Kenneth Kaunda, founding President of the Republic of Zambia and pioneer of African independence from colonialism and settler rule, who died on 17 June at the age of 97. Among others, he called on UJ staff and students to observe the ten days of mourning declared by the South African government. To download the full statement, click on the button below.

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