Chinese Cultural Dance
Chinese Cultural Dance performance showcased the beautiful culture that China has and that South Africa still had a lot to learn about the culture.
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 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.
Professor Wang Hui of Nanjing Tech mentioned that this Confucius Institute has been running for less than two years but has hosted various cultural events, more than the other institutes of its kind.
Vice Chancellor of UJ Professor Ihron Rensburg also spoke about the significant role in the South Africa-China relations because of where it’s situated.
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.
The Chinese Cultural Dance was the last performance and ended the event on a good note.