Course Guidelines for first semester 2023
Guide to online HSK Mandarin tests, March 2023
Seminar on China's governing philosophy
On 22 August 2022, the UJCI hosted a seminar on ‘Learning China’s governing philosophy in the new era through Chinese Classics’. The seminar was attended by about 30 UJ students, and was broadcast live on CGTN Africa. Prof David Monyae, Co-Director of the UJCI, spoke about South Africa’s relations with China as well as China’s political philosophy. Prof Li Baosheng, Co-director of the UJCI, delivered a lecture on the theme of the seminar. Read more >>
Chinese Culture and Tea Day
Join us in celebrating the uniquely diverse and harmoniously blended Chinese culture through song, dance as well as an exclusive Chinese tea tasting experience. Date: Friday, 16 September 2022. Time: 12h00 – 14h00. Venue: UJCI/CACS, 9 Molesey Ave, Auckland Park. Read more >>
Chinese Language Day 2022
On 20 April 2022, the UJCI commemorated Chinese Language Day, aimed at celebrating multilingualism and cultural diversity.
Opening New Horizons: South Africa-China Tourism Cooperation
ON WEDNESDAY 4 August 2021, the UJCI, in collaboration with the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies and the UJ School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH), hosted a Virtual International Forum titled ‘South Africa-China Tourism Cooperation: Opening New Horizons’. Read more >>
The COVID-19 pandemic 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 >>
Freedom Day message
South Africa has celebrated Freedom Day 2020 under challenging circumstances. For a message of support and solidarity from a member of our Chinese staff at the UJCI, click here.
UJCI students star in 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 >>
ENCOUNTERS WITH CHINA
Winter Camp 2018
UJCI students reflect on their experiences during the Confucius Institute Winter Camp in December 2018. Read more >>
Summer Camp 2018
UJCI students write about their experiences in China during the Confucius Institute Summer Camp in September 2018. 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 >>
Bursaries to study in China
Advanced students in Mandarin at the UJCI are eligible for bursaries enabling them to further their studies in China. Information to follow.
The UJCI offers accredited courses in Basic and Intermediate Mandarin, as well as preparatory courses in HSK Mandarin I – IV. All tuition is currently taking place online. Read more >>