South Africa – China – Zimbabwe Relations; 8 June 2016, Cape Town


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.

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Chair: Mr Tawanda Sachikonye, Senior Researcher at SALO

Mr Andreas Quasten

Opening Remarks: Mr Andreas Quasten, Assistant Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

Prof Mills Soko2

    • Prof Mills Soko, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), University of Cape Town
Ms Sanusha Naidu
    • Ms Sanusha Naidu, Senior Research Associate at Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)
Dr Philani Mthembu2
    • Dr Philani Mthembu, ?Senior Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD)


Closing Remarks and Summary: Dr Showers Mawowa, Research, Development and Coordination Manager, SALO