On 8 June 2017, the DVC of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng had a meeting with staff from International Academic Programme Office. During the meeting, Prof. Phakeng mentioned that as a center for enquires of China affairs, Confucius Institute at UCT is expected to be a one stop of relationships between South Africa and China, which can be a window for those who comes from China to get the first view of South Africa.
The 2017 South African preliminary contest for the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition was successfully held at Stellenbosch University on 3rd of June, with a total of 20 contestants competing from five Confucius Institutes in South Africa.
On 5 June, 2017, Professor Qin, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CIUCT) and colleague visited Edgemead High School and meet the Principal of school, Mr. Lawrence to discuss the possibility of long-term cooperation of offering the Mandarin course to school students.
From April 22 to May 1, 2017, an education delegation from South Africa visited China. The event was hosted by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and undertaken by the Base for International Chinese Teaching Materials Development & Teacher Training (CTM) at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). Accompanied by Professor Qin Shengyong, Director of Confucius Institute of University of Cape Town (CIUCT), two education officials, four headmasters from South African primary and secondary schools participated in the event.
Since October 2016, Chinese tea art has been presented in several Mandarin classes in partner schools of Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town (CI-UCT), enjoying huge popularity among teachers and students.
On October 15th, 2016, the first Chinese Song Singing Competition, hosted by Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Town (CI-UCT), was held at the Music hall of Groote Schuur High School. More than 60 students from UCT and the partner-schools of CI participated in this competition.
On 20th September, Du Yubo,Deputy Minister and Vice Secretary of Party Committee of Ministry of Education, Inspected Confucius Institute at University of Cape Town. Du Yubo visited and extended greetings to Chinese teachers, volunteers and other staff members of Confucius Institute.
Outside everything looks as expected. False Bay looking out from Simon’s Town as beautiful as ever. But inside the Simon’s Town classroom there is a complete shift in perspective as pupils get ready for their Mandarin lesson.
On September 14th, 2016, the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a special seminar at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) focused on increasing business ties between South Africa and China.
The Jewish Refugees in Shanghai Exhibition (1933-1941) brings together for the first time photos, personal stories, and artifacts from the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. The Confucius Institute at UCT invites you to view this unique exhibition from 26-30 September at UCT's Leslie Social Foyer on upper campus, and from 28 November to 23 December at the SA Jewish Museum in Cape Town.
On Saturday 13th August, the 9th Chinese Bridge Preliminary Contest in South Africa for Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students was held in Cape Academy for Math, Science and Technology. Fourteen competitors from various secondary schools participated in the competition.
On Wednesday 10th August, Professor Qin, the Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute (CI) at UCT, and colleagues visited Norma Road Primary School to discuss the possibility of long-term cooperation in the offering of Mandarin classes at the school.