China fast becoming South Africa's new best friend
No where in Africa is China's engagement more comprehensive than it is in South Africa. China Inc. has set up shop throughout SA for manufacturing, finance and as the continent's valuable consumer market. In turn, South Africa is now becoming so reliant on its booming raw material trade with China that both its currency and stock market are effectively pegged to the Chinese economy. However, to define this relationship in purely economic terms misses just how comprehensive it's rapidly becoming in the realms of culture, military and geo-politics. Sinologist Dr. Ross Anthony from the Stellenbosch University Center for Chinese Studies is our guest this week to discuss burgeoning ties between Pretoria and Beijing.