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ACWA hosts bursary and awards ceremony

Johannesburg – 04 March 2017, Wanderers Sports Club was the venue at which the African Chinese Woman’s Association(ACWA) hosted their Bursary and Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony was attended by First Lady Dr Bonki Ngema Zuma, Chinese Ambassadors’s wife Mrs Qiao Jie and various Chinese community leaders.   ACWA staged …

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TCA DECIDES TO LAY CHARGES AT SAHRC

The Chinese Association (Gauteng) has decided to lay charges at the South African Human Rights Commission against various individuals for hate speech and racist comments made against the Chinese community. The decision was made after various xenophobic comments were posted on Carte Blanche, Karoo Donkey Sanctuary and on the TCA …

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Bulkdeal.co.za gives wholesaling industry a new twist

The new bulkdeal.co.za website launched by Simpweb recently, is shaping the modern ways of wholesaling for Southern Africa’s trade businesses. The website is a top-notch online wholesale business-to-business supplier for retailers and bulk buyers of the latest clothing, appliances, electronics and other innovative products in the market. They lead the industry …

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Africa Hub team pay courtesy visit to BBC

Africa Hub team, Vincent Dai and Clint Ferreira, visited the offices of the Black Business Council (BBC) in Joburg last Friday to establish working relations. Dai and Ferreira were met by BBC executives Zitha Dube and Sindiswa Mzamo to share ideas within the business sector. The team was afforded an …

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Guangdong Friendship Association strengthen its ties with members in SA

Huanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association paid a courtesy visit to the Chinese Community Policing Forum (CPF) in Cyrildene on November 19. Guangdong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Guangdong Friendship Association in short), is a non-governmental organization at provincial level and an organization member of …

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China Trader Expo on Morning Live

China Trader Expo are proudly partnering with LEDI (Lighthouse Economic Development Institute). We were invited by SABC2 Morning live show to talk about the Soweto indaba and partnership with China Trader Expo 9-12NOV. China Trader Expo is the first expo in Johannesburg for South Africans to showcase their products and services to …

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Bathing Buddha Ceremony in Bruma Oriental City

Nanhua Temple had a “Bathing Buddha Ceremony” in Bruma Oriental City on 7 May 2016. The Ceremony was held to Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday and Mother’s day. Over a hundred followers attended the Ceremony. The ritual of ‘bathing the Buddha’ is conducted every year on Buddha’s birthday. This practice has …

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SA Shunde Friendship Association celebrates

South African Shunde Friendship Association

South African Shunde Friendship Association On Sunday 13 March, 2016 the South African Shunde Friendship Association held their 7th Inauguration at Carnival City in Johannesburg. They celebrated their existence and their outstanding achievements that has seen them grow since they were formed. The guest speakers included: consular general Mr Yang …

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Confucius Institute of UJ officially launched

Confucius Institute

On January 28, 2016 the University of Johannesburg hosted representatives from China to officially launch a Confucius Institute at the University-an initiative which is aimed to open various different doors in the South Africa-China partnership. The Nanjing Tech University partnered with UJ to bring Mandarin teaching, exchange programs, cultural exchanges …

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Jiang Su delegation visits Chinese CPF

Jiang Su delegation

Members of the Jiang Su delegation provincial police department in China visited the  (CPF) in Cyrildene, Johannesburg earlier this morning. They held talks about the crime statistics, particularly those in the Chinese community. Members from the Jiang Su delegation provincial department shared ideas on how to improve crime and policing …

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Woman (85) raped and son (63) murdered

An 85-year-old woman was raped and her 63-year-old son was shot dead during a robbery in St Fransquin Street in Malvern yesterday. The Cleveland SAPS spokesperson, Constable Mpho Mashakane, said two men, one armed with a firearm, held the pair at gunpoint. “They tied the woman up, held the man at gunpoint and ransacked the …

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Hebei delegation discuss Investment with GIC

A delegation from Hebei City visited the Gauteng Investment Centre (GIC) in Sandton, Johannesburg on November 17 where they discussed investment opportunities available in Gauteng. The delegation, led by Mr Yang Yong, Vice Chairman of Foreign Culture Exchange Association of Hebei, asked about the different types of investment opportunities that …

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Zhongshan Municipality trade ceremony with SA

South Africa and Chinese industries signed a trade and partnership agreement that cemented future business ventures between the two countries. Zhongshan Municipality People’s Government organised the signing ceremony that will build a network among businesses and empower each other in their areas of interest. The Zhongshan Bureu of Commerce, Zhongshan …

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Peaceful Reunification promoted all round

On November 7, 2015 the Overseas Chinese World Conference for Promoting Peaceful Reunification of China was held at Gold Reef City where various South African members of parliament, Mozambique parliamentary leaders and Chinese Business leaders were present. South African Telecommunications Minister  SIyabonga Cwele delivered his remarks at the Overseas Chinese …

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Heavy Truck Accessories Product launch

The launch of the Heavy Truck Accessories Product was held at the Shunde Restaurant in Cyrildene on Tuesday, highlighting an industry that has many opportunities yet it is hardly explored. The Heavy Truck Accessories Product was organised by the Jinan, Shandong Province and the Government Economic and Trade Delegation. The …

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Police Department from Fujian visit SA

A delegation from the Chinese Police Department from Fujian China led by Mr Xia Gang, visited the South African Chinese Community and Police Cooperation centre in Johannesburg this week. The Chinese Community Police Forum Chairman Mr Wu Shaokang welcomed the delegation and introduced them to various Chinese Community Associations, particularly …

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Cyrildene takes steps to improve

On October 20 the JMPD from the Cleveland held a meeting with the Chinese Community Police Forum, Chinese Business Forum and Residence Forum. The Councillor of the Cyrildene area was also present. The meeting was organised by the residence forum after a number of concerns were raised in the area …

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Fire burns down CHinese Fashion Store

A Chinese owned Fashion Store was burned down in Witbank, Mpumalanga on September 24, 2015. The fire started in the Fashion Store and later spread to other stores. A total of  four stores burned down and they all belong to the same owner. Fortunately no one was injured in the …

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Chinese business under major threat

A Chinese business owner had his life threatened by his employees after demanding a wage increase. The employees are dissatisfied with their pay at the manufacturing company and decided to protest in the streets of Ekangala, Mpumalanga. The strike lasted for a long time leading because of no settlement or …

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Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd term

Mpumalanga Chinese CPF celebrate their 2nd year

The Chinese Community Police Forum Mpumalanga branch held their 2nd inauguration ceremony on the September 20  in Middleburg, Emalahleni. Mr Chen Fuzhou was selected as the Chairman of the Mpumalanga Chinese CPF for the second time running. He vowed to continue uniting the community and give his undying support to …

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Beijing Photo Week Exhibition

Beijing Photo Exhibition Week was held in Pretoria, as part of the “Year in China in South Africa”. The exhibition was organised by Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange as part of a way to introducing China to South Africa. The purpose of the exhibition was to show case the “rich …

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Education and Culture vital in Chinese Heritage

A celebration in honour of “The 66th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” was held at Emperors Palace on Friday. The event was organised by the South Africa Chinese language of Education Foundation in association with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China. The importance …

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Sport tournament held to curb crime

A soccer and netball tournament was held at the Mayfair grounds on Wednesday as part of the SAPS crime prevention campaign amongst teenagers. The crime prevention campaign was organised by the Johannesburg Police Services who came together with the Chinese Community Police Forum who bought trophies and medals for the …

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Embracing the Chinese Culture

Embracing the Chinese Culture

The power of embracing one another’s heritage makes South Africa a stronger nation. Whether you are Nguni, Indian or Chinese, celebrating culture always makes people proud of where they come from and leaves South Africa blossoming as a “Rainbow Nation”. The Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government Federation …

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Celebrate cultural diversity

South Africa, a home filled with fascinating citizens, known for its “Ubuntu spirit” and diversity having 11 official languages. The culture mix consists of the Nguni’s (Zulu, Swati, Ndebele, and Xhosa), Sotho, Tswana, Pedi (Northern Sotho), Venda, Tsonga, English and Afrikaans. Then there are the Chinese, Indians and Europeans. Each …

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The week of Hunan in Cape Town

In celebration of the Year of China in South Africa, The Hunan week will be held in Cape Town from September 21-25 2015 show casing some of the Province’s most unique attractions that set them apart from the rest of China and the rest of the world. The event will …

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Houjie Furniture Impresses South Africans

The Houjie Furniture Line of Foreign Trade held a presentation in Cyrildene on Wednesday as part of their tour around the world. The presentation showcased their manufacturing hub in the Dongguan City and their different styles of furniture. The guests were very surprised to hear that the entire province is …

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South African scholars to study in China

China beckons to 53 scholarship recipients, who have landed an opportunity to study in the eastern nation. They were excited about the chance, they said at a pre-departure orientation yesterday at Unisa (University of South Africa) in Pretoria.The Department of Higher Education and Training receives scholarships from various foreign governments …

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SAPS and Chinese CPF take a stand on crime

In the fight against crime, woman abuse and recent increase in police killings the South African Police Services from Bedfordview, Cleveland and a few from Germistion marched from Eastgate Shopping Mall to the Bedfordview police station on Friday 21 August. The Chinese CPF supported the march and occasionally tried joining …

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The 6th inauguration of Chinese CPF

The event was celebrated in style at the restaurant in down town Cyrildene. The event was graced with the presence of Chinese CPF members, Consular Generals from the Johannesburg district including Consular-General Mia and colonels from the SAPS office including Colonel Steers and Mkhwanazi.  Alison Claire Roberts from the Cleveland …

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Xu Weizhong visits The Chinese CPF

The Chinese Community Police Forum was graced by the presence of Xu Weizhong, Director and Research professor from the Institute of African Studies on Thursday. Mr Weizhong was accompanied by his colleagues from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR).They were coming to study and identify the cultural changes …

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Chinese Education in South Africa

Consul-General Dr Sun Dali, Consul-General Jiao and Consul-General Mai visited the South African Chinese Education Foundation at the Great Wall Palace on Thursday in discussion of Chinese schooling in South Africa. The seating dedicated at highlighting issues surrounding Chinese education in South Africa saw the presence of many senior members …

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Dash cam highway robbers arrested

A group of seven men who were caught on camera robbing three people in a car on the M2 on-ramp in Crown Mines, have been arrested, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. The men were arrested in Midrand, Alexandra and Ga-Rankuwa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego …

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Unity in the Chinese community

The South African Chinese CPF received a visit on Thursday 24 July 2015 from members of the Consulate General of the PRC in their new offices on Marcia Street, Johannesburg commending them on with the work they do. Consular Generals from the Johannesburg office; Dr Sun Dali, Mai X, Jian …

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Chinese CPF 6th Inauguration Planning

The Chinese CPF met on 24 July 2015 to arrange the 6th inauguration of its council members. The inauguration will be hosted on the 08 August 2015 at 30 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene. The local government officer, police station commander, Chinese embassy representatives, Chinese Consul General and members of the Chinese …

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67 Minutes for the Elderly

The South African Free State Fujian Overseas Chinese Association (SAFOCH) along with the Free State South African Police Service (SAPS) celebrated their 67 minutes International Mandela Day by donating food parcels and blankets to the elderly of the Thaba Nchu region.               The event …

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Christmas in July for Tarlton Intermdiate School

By Vincent Dai, 26 June 2015 Christmas in July took place at the Tarlton Thusong service centre where the Southern Africa Chinese Industry and Commerce Federation donated the amount of R120 000,00 of goods to 521 pupils from the Tarlton Intermediate School.  The station commander LT Col Molefi welcomed the entire guest for …

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A farewell to Mr Zou Boaliang

22 June 2015 Johannesburg- The people of China Council JHB bid farewell to one of their staff members Mr Zou Baoliang(左宝良领事). Mr Baoliang was the general Councillor safety officer within the Johannesburg Department. He has been working for the People of China Council JHB, for 6 years as the safety …

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A warm winter for Lovry Park community

One of Johannesburg city council Michael Sun attended a charity drive in Lovry Park on 6 may 2015 along with the Fort Sun lawyers, members of the Chinese community, South African and China Yiwu International Commodities Wu Bin, and the president of the Chamber of Commerce.    A donation event …

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Johannesburg Workers Museum Opening

On the 6th June, 2015, was the opening of the Workers Museum in Johannesburg, where the opening exhibition was “Integration and staggered” art exhibition. Among the 300 attendees of  the event were; Zheng the Cultural Councilor of the Chinese Embassy, General Council Sun Dali of the China in Johannesburg Consulate, …

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CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE PERFORMANCE TOUR IN SOUTH AFRICA

A Chinese Cultural performance dubbed the Confucius Institute Performance Tour was staged Friday in St. Andrew’s College, South Africa. By showcasing the Chinese Dancing, Martial Arts and Singing, the performance which upholds the theme of China Africa connection gained a burst of applause in spreading Chinese culture and stepping up …

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New study probes Chinese community in SA

A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. A paradox exists between the growing presence and the continued invisibility of Chinese migrants in South Africa, a study revealed on Tuesday. “Despite having arrived as mineworkers in …

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