Launch of Centre for Africa-China Studies

At the launch of the CACS. From left to right are Dr David Monyae, UJCI Co-Director; Amb. Lin Songtian, Chinese Ambassador to South Africa; Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal; and Prof Peng Yi, UJCI Co-Director.

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 have established an autonomous division – the Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS) – that focuses specifically on research and publication.

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

For a report about the event on the UJ website, click here.

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