Occasional Papers

CACS Occasional Paper no 9

[divider_flat]‘Catching Up After Half a Millennium’: Jeffrey Sachs on the Chinese Development Model Bhaso Ndzendze, Research Director, UJ Centre for Africa-China Studies This paper reviews the portrayal of Chinese economic history and more recent economic policy in the book The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time (2005) by the renowned American economist Jeffrey…

UJ CACS Occasional Paper no 6

[divider_flat]Sino-Ethiopian Trade and Investment Relations: Actors, Determinants and Trends Dr Messay Mulugeta College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University September 2018 Since the late 1990s, extremely strong economic ties have developed between China and Ethiopia, with trade flows reaching more than US$3 billion a year, and Chinese investment in Ethiopia approaching US$3.5 billion in 2017…

UJCI Occasional Paper no 5

Sino-South African Relations at Twenty: Key Lessons Dr David Monyae, Co-Director, UJCI Gibson Banda, Research Intern, UJCI January 2018 In 2018, China and South Africa will celebrate 20 years of formal diplomatic ties. This relationship is vital for regional African prosperity, South-South solidarity, and North-South dialogue. It is important for South Africa, which has increasingly…

UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 3

The Relevance of Ubuntu for African Development and International Relations in the Global Future: Comments on Muxe Nkondo Peter O Ndege, Professor of History, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya September 2017 With the demise of apartheid, and South Africa’s transition to black majority rule, the twin philosophies of Ubuntu and the African Renaissance appeared on the…

UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 2

Ubuntu as Public Policy: Challenges and Opportunities Professor Muxe Nkondo Edited version of a paper presented at the South Africa–China High-Level Dialogue on 25 April 2017. Organised by the Mediation Support, Policy Research and Analysis Unit, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in collaboration with the China Public Diplomacy Association Liberal democracies have reached a…

UJCI Africa-China Occasional Paper No 1

China’s Soft-Power Status (via UN Peacekeeping) and its Implications for the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) Martin R. Rupiya, Ph.D Institute for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa ABSTRACT: As part of China’s newly acquired, soft power status, manifest in its foreign policy and global repositioning since 2015, Beijing has directed support towards…