Key personnel

Dr David Monyae

Co-Director
Tel: 011 559 7501
Email: dmonyae@uj.ac.za

Dr David Monyae is Co-Director of the UJCI. An international relations and foreign policy expert, he holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand. He previously served as Section Manager: International Relations Policy Analysis at the South African Parliament, providing strategic management, parliamentary foreign policy formulation, and monitoring and analysis services. Prior to that he served as Policy Analyst at the Development Bank Southern Africa (DBSA), where he undertook extensive research on Regional Economic Communities (RECS) in Africa, with a special focus on infrastructure investment opportunities for the DBSA. He also designed and launched the DBSA’s Policy Briefs and Working Papers, and represented the Bank on major infrastructure projects in Africa. He also formed part of the South African academic delegations at meetings of the India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum in 2010 and the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) summits in Beijing in 2011, New Delhi in 2012, and Durban in 2013. For nine years prior to that he lectured on South African foreign policy and African international relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He has published widely and is a respected political analyst, featuring in the national and international media.

Prof Peng Yi

Co-Director
Email: yip@uj.ac.za

Prof Peng Yi is Co-Director of the UJCI. A native of Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, Prof Peng has a background in law, and has served in various capacities, including lecturing in and researching the legal conflicts between Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. She has also been involved in civil procedure law. Her term will last until early 2020.