The Chinese poetry performance highlighted the South Africa’s cultural diversity. The Chinese poetry performance took the audience by storm at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute Launch on January 28, 2016.
The 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 so as to teach people about Chinese culture. The establishment of the Confucius Institute is in partnership with Foreign Studies.
The University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute officially opened in July 2013, with negotiations from Nanjing Tech beginning from August 2012.
The Chinese poetry performance showed the remarkable work that the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute has achieved so far and that Mandarin is not so difficult to learn.
The institute will provide staff and student cultural exchange programs and exhibitions of Chinese literature, culture and art. Additionally, the program will provide Mandarin courses, academic activities, and Chinese bridge competition.
The two key not speakers was the Vice Chancellor of UJ Professor Ihron Rensburg and Professor Wang Hui of Nanjing Tech.
Among the dignitaries who attended was the Minister in Education from the Embassy of Johannesburg Dr Song Bu, Director of UJ Dr Monyei, Research Post Graduate Professor T. Mawala and Dr Pinki Mekgwe.