Launch of Centre for Africa-China Studies

The UJCI has distinguished itself among Confucius Institutes nationally and internationally by complementing its core mission of language and cultural dissemination with political, economic, and social policy research.

This is in keeping with its mandate as a University of Johannesburg (UJ) Flagship Institute to advance the university’s record of global excellence and stature.

In order to enhance our research activities, and complement our pending Model Confucius Institute status,  we are establishing an autonomous division – the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) – that will focus specifically on research and publication.

The opening will take place at the UJCI on Thursday 22 November 2018. This will be a milestone event not only for the UJCI but for UJ in general, the South African research community, and Sino-Africa relations.

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: 09:30 to 13:30

Venue: 9 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park

RSVP: Smangele Zwane, at by 20 November 2018


09h30-10h00: Arrivals.

10h00-10h30 Opening and formalities.

10h30-10h40: Unveiling of CACS plaque.

10h40-11h00: Introduction to the Centre.

11h40-12h00: Tea.

12h00-13h00: Panel discussion on Africa, China, and the international arena.

13h00-14h00: Lunch.


All welcome. To download an invitation, click here.