Past events

Minister calls for unity in addressing African challenges

On Saturday 30 May 2020, the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) and CACS, in collabortion with the UJ LIbrary, hosted a virtual summit on South Africa’s foreign policy amid the coronavirus pandemic which was broadcast live by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The summit also served as a platform for launching the IFA. The…

ZOOM seminar on people-to-people relations during COVID-19

Prof Siphamandla Zondi Prof Qin Shengyong Dr Ying Cheng On 20 May 2020, CACS hosted a virtual seminar on people-to-people relations in the time of COVID-19 with a specific focus on Africa and China. Cases of alleged racial discrimination in China against people of colour made the seminar a necessary and timely initiative. This was…

ZOOM seminar on COVID-19

On 16 April 2020, CACS staged a ZOOM seminar’ titled ‘How is COVID-19 affecting Africa? Economic Futures and the Role of Development Finance’. The speakers were Hannah Ryder, CEO of Development Reimagined, and Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO of the Trade and Development Bank. The event was chaired by Prof Saurabh Sinha, UJ Deputy Vice-Chancellor:…

Seminar on Iran-US crisis

On Monday 17 February 2020, CACS, in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted a public seminar on ‘The Iran-US Crisis: Implications for Iran-SA Relations’. The main speaker was H.E. Mr Mohsen Movahhedi Ghomi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to South Africa. It was chaired by Prof Suzy Graham of the Department of Politics…

Seminar on Zambia

On Thursday 5 March 2020, the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) and CACS hosted a seminar entitled ‘The state of Zambian democracy and China-Zambia relations’. The seminar was led by Dr Emmanuel Matambo, a senior CACS researcher. About Emmanuel Matambo Dr Emmanuel Matambo started his tertiary education at Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute in Hilton,…

CACS seminar on Zimbabwe’s challenges and prospects

On Thursday 15 August 2019, the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted a public seminar on ‘A New Dispensation Tackling Accumulated Challenges: Understanding Zimbabwe’s Future Prospects’. The speaker was H.E. Mr David Hamadziripi, Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Republic of South Africa. The moderator was…

CACS seminar on Sino-African relations in the UNSC

On Thursday 16 May 2019, CACS and the UJ Library hosted a seminar on the subject of ‘South Africa and China at the United Nations Security Council’. Attendees at this timely gathering included UJ staff; UJ students; government officials; and Australian, Russian, British and French diplomats. Dr Essop Pahad, former Minister in the Presidency, and…