Upholding Sino-African Solidarity in the Face of COVID-19
'COVID-19 is our common enemy'
On 10 April 2020, a group of African ambassadors in China lodged an official protest with the Chinese authorities about the treatment of Africans living in the commercial city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. In an article in Africa China Review on 13 April 2020, Prof J. Alexander Nuetah, a Liberian scholar who has lived and studied in China, says he believes the reported incidents neither reflect the general attitudes of Chinese towards Africans nor an official policy of Chinese authorities towards Africans in the fight against COVID-19. Read more
APPLICATIONS AND REGISTRATION
Mandarin courses second semester 2020
The UJCI is currently accepting applications for its Mandarin courses in the second semester of 2020. The courses include HSK Mandarin I, II and V, and will be taught online. To download a guide to application and registration, click here.
UJ students star in 19th Chinese Bridge Competition
Two UJCI students starred in the final round of the 19th Chinese Bridge Competition for South African students which was held online on 6-7 May. Read more
>> ZOOM seminar on Thandika Mkandawire
On Wednesday 29 April 2020, the UJCI, in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted a ZOOM seminar on 'The Intellectual Work and Legacy of Thandika Mkandawire'. The speakers were Prof Gilbert Khadiagala of the African Centre for the Study of the United States at Wits University, and Dr Ibbo Mandaza of the Southern African Political Economy Series Trust. The seminar was chaired by Elinor Sisulu, human rights activist and award-winning author. Read more
>> ZOOM seminar on Covid-19 in Africa
On Thursday 16 April 2020, CACS hosted a ZOOM seminar entitled '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, Trade and Development Bank. Read more
Launch of Centre for China-Africa Studies
The UJCI has established an autonomous division – the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) – that focuses specifically on research and publication. The opening took place at the UJCI on Thursday 22 November 2018. Read more
Chinese Minister visits UJ and the UJCI
On Friday 14 September 2018, China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Xu Nanping, visited the University of Johannesburg, where he was welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, as well as other UJ representatives. He also visited the UJCI. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 3
The Relevance of Ubuntu for African Development and International Relations in the Global Future: Comments on Muxe Nkondo. Professor Peter O Ndege. September 2017. Read more
Africa-China Policy Brief
Regional Industrialisation in Southern Africa: The Role of African-Sino Partnerships. Based on a policy research seminar held by the UJCI and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Southern Africa Office, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP). Read more
COURSES AND PROGRAMMES
Why study Mandarin ?
Given South Africa's burgeoning ties with China, there is a growing need for South Africans to learn to speak, read and write Mandarin. Read more
Advanced students in Mandarin at the UJCI are eligible for bursaries enabling them to further their studies in China. Read more