Public Dialogue on SA-China Relations at Twenty

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

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

The other speakers were:

  • 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

Background
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.