Events

Seminar on three decades of diplomacy between SA and China
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Seminar on three decades of diplomacy between SA and China

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’. The seminar was held at the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), and attracted 150 participants. The main speaker was Dr. Emmanuel Matambo, CACS Director of…

Launch of Pahad memoir
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Launch of Pahad 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. Speakers: Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister for Intelligence Services, former member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC), and former member of…

Webinar on BRICS expansion
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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?’ BACKGROUND A growing number of African, Asian and Latin American countries have expressed an interest in joining the BRICS bloc. Speculation is rife as to how many countries, if any, will join…

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Seminar: SA and Nigeria’s indispensable relationship

On 26 April 2023, the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in partnership with the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, hosted a seminar titled ‘South Africa and Nigeria: Africa’s indispensable relationship’. The keynote speaker was Professor (Ambassador) Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff to the President of Nigeria. Context The relationship…

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Seminar on ‘the new scramble for Africa’

Mr Alvin Botes Dr Wesley Seale Prof David Monyae Nontobeko Hlela ON Friday 9 December 2022, Higher Education Media Services, in partnership with the Centre for Africa-China Studies, hosted a panel discussion and seminar on ‘The new scramble for Africa: the implications for the continent’. PANELISTS: Alvin Botes, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation…

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Launch of book on xenophobia in 21st-century Africa

On 10 November 2022, the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted the launch of Interrogating Xenophobia and Nativism in Twenty-First-Century Africa (Rowman &  Littlefield), edited by CACS research director Dr Emmanuel Matambo. Dr Matambo was joined by Dr William Mpofu of the University of the Witwatersrand, Ms Sky Mkuti,…

Lecture on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
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Lecture on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

On 9 September 2022, the CACS hosted a lecture titled ‘The Belt and Road Initiative’ by Prof Lauren Johnston. It was attended by CACS staff members, UJ students, students from other universities, and business people. Prof Johnston, a joint Australian and British national, is an Associate Professor of the University of Sydney China Centre, and…

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Webinar on the Kenya general elections

Prof Gilbert Khadiagala Mr Margaret Monyani Dr Joseph Makanda Dr Emmanuel Matambo On Tuesday 6 September 2022k, the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a webinar titled ‘Kenya before and after the 9 August elections – analysis and way forward’. Background Kenya, located in the volatile east African…

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Webinar on TICAD 8

Dr Kweku Ampiah Prof David Monyae Ms Mmabatho Mongae On Friday 26 August 2022, the Centre for Africa-China studies (CACS), in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a webinar titled ‘The Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 8)‘. SPEAKERS The keynote speaker was Prof Kweku Ampiah, Professor of Asia and Africa studies in…