ABOUT THE UJ CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE
The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) is one of five Confucius Institutes in South Africa, and one of several hundred Confucius Institutes at universities and other educational institutions around the world. Like its sister institutions, its mission is to promote the study of Chinese and an interest in Chinese culture. To this end, it offers Mandarin courses for university staff and students, members of other organisations as well as members of the public, administers international proficiency tests in Chinese, and organises events and exchanges aimed at promoting an understanding of Chinese language and culture. The UJCI is a partnership between the University of Johannesburg, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, and a Chinese partner university, Nanjing Tech University. Its Co-Directors are Dr David Monyae of UJ and Prof Peng Yi of the NTU.
COURSES AND REGISTRATION
First Semester 2019
We are currently accepting applications for registration to study Basic Mandarin, Intermediate Mandarin, Business Mandarin, Tourism Mandarin, HSK Mandarin I-V, Chinese Martial Arts (including Tai Ji and Self-Defence Techniques), Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Folk Dancing, and a Chinese Cultural Course for the first semester of 2019. Applications for registration are open until Friday 1 February 2019.
For application and registration guidelines, click here.
For a timetable for the first semester of 2019, click here.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Smangele Zwane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 559 7503.
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
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 2
Ubuntu as Public Policy: Challenges and Opportunities. Professor Muxe Nkondo. July 2017. Read more
UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 1
China's Soft-Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its Implications for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA). Martin R. Rupiya. 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
Policy Research Seminar
On 20-21 April 2017, the UJCI and UNECA, in collaboration with Oxfam International’s Africa-China Dialogue Platform (ACDP), hosted a policy research seminar on ‘Prospects for SADC Regional Integration Through Industrialisation and the Role of China’. Read more
On Tuesday 18 April, the UJCI and the Chair of Industrial Development at UJ, in partnership with the UJ Library, hosted a Public Dialogue on ‘The Role of China in SADC’s Regional Integration through Industrialisation’. Read more
Wushu Club member shines
ON 24 July, a member of the UJCI Wushu Club, Baimei (Megan Cruickshank), came second in Taolu Nanquan and second in short weapons in the 6th African Wushu Championship held in Benin. Athletes from 11 African countries competed. Read more