Policy Briefs (old series)

CACS Policy Brief No 8

Transnet’s internationalisation and SA foreign policy Lebohang Makekeng Transnet has the operational and technical know-how to contribute to the continent’s infrastructure and economic growth, as envisioned in the African Union’s Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI). Leveraging this potential contribution by means of Transport Diplomacy could rekindle and solidify Pretoria’s leadership role in Africa. In this…

CACS Policy Brief No 7

Africa-China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation: Recommendations November 2019 Text by Dr Fritz Nganje, Dr Philani Mthembu, Moab Merid, Akabondo Kabechani, Messay Mulugeta, Kofi Kouakou, Shaida Nampoba, Salim Kaunda, Gedion Jalata, Professor Liu Minquan and Nakubyana Mungomba. Edited by Bhaso Ndzendze and Dr David Monyae On 18 and 19 September 2019, CACS hosted a two-day conference…

CACS Policy Brief No 6

The 2018 FOCAC Summit: Prospects for an African Multilateral Policy towards China in a Changing Global Economy Bongane Gasela, researcher, Centre for China-Africa Studies This Policy Brief analyses the 2018 FOCAC Ministerial Conference and Summit held in Beijing, China, from 2 to 4 September 2018. The author starts with a brief overview of its setting,…

CACS Policy Brief No 5

Sino-Kenyan Co-operation: Whither the West? Dr Westen K Shilaho, Postdoctoral Fellow, SARChI Chair of African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburg March 2018 This Policy Brief analyses co-operation between China and Kenya against the backdrop of Kenya’s international relations from independence to the present. It places this co-operation in the ambit of Kenya’s security…

CACS Policy Brief No 4

Sino-African Relations in 2017: Where to from here? Dr David Monyae, Co-Director, University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute Bhaso Ndzendze, Research Director, University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute China is playing a growing role in Africa. Despite political transitions in at least five African countries, relations with China in 2017 showed both resilience as well as great…

CACS Policy Brief No 2

The BRICS Model of South-South Cooperation Swaran Singh, August 2017 In this Policy Brief, Prof Swaran Singh of the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, traces the history of South-South Cooperation, and examines the potential of the BRICS Alliance for advancing its ideals. To download the Policy Brief, click…

CACS Policy Brief No 1

BRICS Studies: Some Suggested Themes Chris Landsberg, Francis A. Kornegay, Jr and Mzukisi Qobo July 2017 ABSTRACT: Developing interdisciplinary policy studies focusing on Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) can be considered a natural spin-off of the annual BRICS summitry, inclusive of the think-tanks, academic forums, and symposia forming part of the build-up…

CACS Policy Brief

Regional Industrialisation in Southern Africa: The Role of African–Sino Partnerships May 2017 This Policy Brief was developed by the UJCI and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It reflects and elaborates on the deliberations at a seminar entitled ‘Prospects for SADC Regional…