In order to promote Chinese learning in South Africa, the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (CI-UCT) held the 2nd Chinese Singing Competition at Groote Schuur High School on 20 October 2018. A total of 33 contestants from 7 different institutions participated in the competition, performing 18 Chinese songs for the audience. The judges were impressed by the students’ fluent Chinese and excellent singing skill.
On September 21st, the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) organized a function to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival for the students and staff at UCT. Dr. Ma Yue (Head of Chinese Section at School of languages & Literatures, UCT), representatives of UCT Asian Students Association and other UCT students interested in Chinese culture participated in this event.
On September 7, 2018, Guangdong Music & Folk Art Troupe visited the University of Cape Town, presenting an audio-visual feast for the staff and students at the UCT as well as local overseas Chinese. They gathered together and spent a pleasant afternoon at Smuts Hall.
Congratulations to the 6 students from Confucius Classroom at Groote Schuur High School who won prizes in the Chinese Calligraphy Competition held in Cape Town on 4th August 2018, with contestants from five Confucius Institutes and three Confucius Classrooms in South Africa.