This topic was borne out of and sought to be a continuation of the discussion generated in our successful 2015 workshop on SA-Zim relations in partnership with FES. China was mentioned by panelists and participants alike several times, in the context of analysing SA-Zim relations. It is clear that one cannot gain a comprehensive analysis of the SA-Zimbabwe relationship without including an analysis of both Zimbabwe’s and South Africa’s strong bilateral relationships with China, plus the three-way dynamics and regional/international aspects.
Chair: Mr Tawanda Sachikonye, Senior Researcher at SALO
Opening Remarks: Mr Andreas Quasten, Assistant Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
- Prof Mills Soko, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), University of Cape Town
- Ms Sanusha Naidu, Senior Research Associate at Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)
- Dr Philani Mthembu, ?Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)
Closing Remarks and Summary: Dr Showers Mawowa, Research, Development and Coordination Manager, SALO