Public Dialogue on SA-China Relations at Twenty

On Friday 16 March 2018, the UJCI and the Concerned Africans Forum will jointly host a Public Dialogue on ‘South Africa–China Relations at Twenty: Key Lessons for the Next Decade’.

The keynote address will be delivered by H.E. Mr. Lin Songtian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to South Africa.

The other speakers will be:

  • Mr Aziz Pahad, Former South African Deputy Minister of International Relations;
  • Prof Garth Shelton, Professor of International Relations, Wits University;
  • Dr David Monyae, Co-Director, UJCI; and
  • Dr Bob Wekesa, Research Associate, China Africa Reporting Project, Wits University

Date: 16 March 2018
Time: 09h30 to 14h00
Venue: STH, Kerzner Building, Bunting Campus, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg
Invitation: For a printable invitation, click here
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This year, official relations between South Africa and the People’s Republic of China will reach the twenty-year milestone. At this event, leading analysts will reflect on the lessons learnt from this period, and their implications for charting the future of this vital relationship. All welcome.