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An overview of Chinese law and investment in Africa


China is currently Africa’s leading trade and investment partner. Knowledge of Chinese law is a valuable resource for business people and legal professionals who want to understand and navigate China’s emerging role in Africa’s economy.

This course is a short overview of Chinese business law and international investment policies, covering the prospects and legal aspects of doing business in China, and China’s policy for and political interest in Africa, with reference to the legal co-operation under the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC).

Join us for an eight-hour course, held over four days.


20 to 23 April 2021, 9:00 to 11:00

Who will benefit from this course?

The course will benefit lawyers, students, legal practitioners, policy makers, sinologists, negotiators and advisors in offices dealing with China.


Tebogo Lefifi holds an LLM in Chinese business law from Hong Kong Open University and is a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA) at UCT. She holds a BCom from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has also completed postgraduate certificates and courses in finance and economics. She spent a decade studying Chinese business, language and law in China. During this time, she worked with universities, corporations and government departments advising on research and regulatory environment in China. She was a chief representative for various organisations in China including the official South African national brand agency 'Brand South Africa' and Stellenbosch University's Centre for Chinese Studies thinktank. She is the executive director of Sino-Afric@Work, an Africa-China advisory company, and serves on advisory boards of various China-Africa businesses and initiatives. She co-founded an applied thinktank, Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE), which published and carried out the China Business Perception Index in various countries in Africa. Tebogo has become a thought leader on Africa-China relations and featured in key Chinese and African media. She has served on various China-Africa advisory boards. She is a member of the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council (CAWCC), an Aspen Institute and Africa Wildlife Foundation initiative. She served on Yale University's Visiting Women's Executive Exchange Program (VWEEP) advisory board as well as the South Africa China Business Association (SACBA). She is a member of the Institute of Directors (SA).

How much?

R2,200 per person

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

A few days before the course starts you will be given access to the e-learning module, as well as the Zoom link for the workshop sessions.

Registrations close three days before the course starts.

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