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South Africa: China's BFF in Africa

 

South Africa is emerging as one of China’s most important international partners as the relationship deepens across all levels. Economically, South Africa is the source of more Chinese investment than any other country on the continent. However, this relationship extends far beyond just investment. In education, diplomacy, finance and, most significantly, the two countries’ ruling parties are all broadening their ties with one another. Kemo Bosielo, a South African masters candidate at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing, joins Eric and Cobus to discuss the unique aspects of this increasingly important geopolitical relationship.

About Kemo Bosielo:

KBKemo Bosielo is a South African student currently completing his Masters in International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Bosielo completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where he majored in political science and philosophy. After graduating he moved back to Johannesburg where he worked for Bidvest Bank, a specialist foreign exchange services bank, for two years as a consultant.

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