Media advisory

09 September 2015

4th Meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF IV)

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in collaboration with Zhejiang Normal University and the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) will host the 4th meeting of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum (CATTF IV). The event also enjoys the support of the Follow-up Committee of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the Chinese Embassy in South Africa and China Development Bank.

The China-Africa Think Tanks Forum is part of the FOCAC Sub-Forums. The purpose of the CATTF IV is to create a platform for dialogue and exchanges between Chinese and African think-tanks, nurture long-term cooperation and encourage academic exchanges among the academia of China and Africa.

The opening session will be addressed by Ambassador Nozipho Mxakato-Diseko, Deputy Director-General: Global Governance and Continental Agenda of DIRCO and the Heads of Institutions, Prof Jiang Guojun, President of Zhejiang Normal University and Mr Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director of MISTRA, amongst others. A number of panel discussions will take place following the opening session, focussing on topics related to the African Union's Agenda 2063, China-Africa relations and cooperation and the United Nations' Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Media are invited as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Time: 09:00 (Opening session)

Venue: Conference Centre 1, DIRCO, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria


Enquiries: Nelson Kgwete, 076 431 3078


OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road



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