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CACS Policy Brief no 8

Transnet’s internationalisation and SA foreign policy: The potential for Transport Diplomacy in Africa Lebohang Makekeng Transnet has the operational and technical know-how to contribute to the continent’s infrastructure and economic growth, as envisioned in the African Union’s Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI). Leveraging this potential contribution by means of Transport Diplomacy could rekindle and solidify…

CACS Policy Brief no 7

Africa-China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation: Recommendations November 2019 Text by Dr Fritz Nganje, Dr Philani Mthembu, Moab Merid, Akabondo Kabechani, Messay Mulugeta, Kofi Kouakou, Shaida Nampoba, Salim Kaunda, Gedion Jalata, Professor Liu Minquan and Nakubyana Mungomba. Edited by Bhaso Ndzendze and Dr David Monyae On 18 and 19 September 2019, CACS hosted a two-day conference…

Iranian Ambassador addresses seminar on Iran-US crisis

On Monday 17 February 2020, CACS, in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted a public seminar on ‘The Iran-US Crisis: Implications for Iran-SA Relations’. The main speaker was H.E. Mr Mohsen Movahhedi Ghomi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to South Africa. It was chaired by Professor Suzy Graham of the Department of Politics…

Seminar on Zambia

On Thursday 5 March 2020, the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) and CACS hosted a seminar entitled ‘The state of Zambian democracy and China-Zambina relations’. The seminar was led by Dr Emmanuel Matambo, a senior CACS researcher. About Emmanuel Matambo Dr Emmanuel Matambo started his tertiary education at Saint Joseph’s Theological Institute in Hilton,…

CACS seminar on Russia-Africa relations

Exactly a year after its launch, the Centre for Africa-China Studies at the University of Johannesburg hosted a public seminar on ‘Russia-Africa Relations in the 21st Century: Renewed Focus and Engagement’, with H.E. Mr Ilya Igorevich Rogachev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to South Africa and Lesotho, as the main speaker. The discussant was Dr…

Conference on Africa-China industrial and infrastructural cooperation

On 18 and 19 September, the UJCI and the China-Africa Joint Research and Exchange Program held a two-day conference on ‘Understanding Africa-China Industrial and Infrastructural Cooperation: Drivers and Prospects’. The speakers, presenters and discussants included academics and other analysts as well as policy-malers and planners form Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and the…

CACS seminar on Zimbabwe’s challenges and prospects

[divider_flat] On Thursday 15 August 2019, the UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS), in collaboration with the UJ Library, hosted a public seminar on ‘A New Dispensation Tackling Accumulated Challenges: Understanding Zimbabwe’s Future Prospects’. The speaker was H.E. Mr David Hamadziripi, Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Republic of South Africa. The moderator…

CACS Belt & Road Policy Brief No 1

Sino-Egyptian Industrial and Infrastructure Cooperation: Determinants and Outcomes Dr Emmanuel Matambo, Research Fellow, CACS This Policy Brief traces the evolution of Sino-Egyptian relations from their roots in nationalism, religious expediency and anti-imperialism to Egypt’s current need for infrastructure and foreign investment on the one hand, and China’s expanding global reach through grand strategies, most notably…

CACS seminar on Sino-SA relations in the UNSC

From left to right are Prof Peng Yi, Ambassador Welile Nhlapo, Dr David Monyae, Ambassador Lin Songtian, Dr Sithembile Mbete, Adv Doctor Mashabane, and a political counsellor in the Chinese Embassy. Image: The Visual Studio. CACS seminar asks critical questions about cooperation between Sino-South African cooperation in the UN Security Council On Thursday 16 May…