St Petersburg International Economic Forum

Prof David Monyae was invited to speak at this year’s St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), held in St Petersburg, Russia, on 5-8 June 2024. This event has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia and emerging markets.

Symposium on SA Democracy at 30

On Tuesday 28 May 2024, CACS hosted a symposium on ‘South African Democracy at 30: Gains and Challenges’. Read more >>

Seminar on SA-China diplomatic relations

On Wednesday 8 May, CACS, in collaboration with the UJ Department of Strategic Communication, hosted a seminar titled ‘Harmonizing Histories: Three Decades of Diplomacy between South Africa and China’. Read more >>

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 >>


David Monyae | SAfm Talking Point: US-SA Bill: the 118th Review that may set relations for the next 5 years. 18 April 2024.

David Monyae | SAfm Sunrise: Mediated Conversation:  How countries and companies try to influence us. 8 April 2024.

David Monyae | SAfm Sunrise: Mediated Conversation: US House of Representatives vote to ban TikTok.18 March 2024.

David Monyae | SAfm Sunrise: Putin warns the West against deploying troops in Ukraine. 1 March 2024.



Lebo Mosebua, Zizipho Masiza and Khensani Ntlemo: South Africa at 30: Reflections on democracy, progress and challenges. IOL, 23 April 2024.

David Monyae: China wants to increase investment in SA. IOL, 15 April 2024.

David Monyae: Iran’s admission to Brics gives us a glimpse of a troubling alternative world order. Sunday Times, 31 March 2024.


Sizo Nkala: AU has no capacity to end the year-long civil war. The African, 24 March 2024.

David Monyae: The United Arab Emirates is a welcome new addition to BRICS. Timeslive, 17 March 2024.

Sizo Nkala and Khensani Ntlemo: China’s non-interference principle and military coups in Africa. SOAS China Institute, 28 February 2024.

David Monyae: The Saudis will add heft to BRICS. Timeslive, 10 March 2024.

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.


David Monyae | SABC News: SA, China to boost strategic partnership

Newzroom Africa: Prof. David Monyae on Vladimir Putin claiming 87% poll victory.

David Monyae | TRT World Now: China wraps up key annual political meeting with focus on economy.

David Monyae | TRT World Now: Brazil blasts UN for failing to prevent international conflicts.

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

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

Occasional Paper No 4

The BRICS Expansion, Currency & Implications for the US Dollar
Goitseone Maswabi and Lebo Mosebua
June 2024