What are implications of China's closer ties with African countries?

The FOCAC gathering, which has seen economic agreements take place between China and African countries, has raised questions of the effect it will have on South Africa and their counterparts.

702 and Cape Talk listeners on Monday spoke to Stephen Grootes, standing in for Redi Tlhabi, about their thoughts on the efforts to strengthen ties between the countries.

Listen to the conversation below:

...For me it's almost as if anything that's not of the west there's got to be an agenda. If it's Russian, there's got to be an agenda...I really don't understand why.

Neo, caller from Wilgeheuwil

I don't think China is investing in Africa for our own good, but for their own good.

Mark, caller from Vanderbijlpark

It's not about trust, it's that they haven't proven themselves to be people who can be trusted through development and skills transfer.

Will, caller from Bryanston

South Africa should look at who is offering them the best deal then do business with them, money talks.

Martin, caller from Sandton

This article first appeared on 702 : What are implications of China's closer ties with African countries?


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Why it's problematic for public servants to opt out of marrying same-sex couples

Why it's problematic for public servants to opt out of marrying same-sex couples

Academic Jacques Rousseau‏ argues that state officials within the public service ideally shouldn't be given the choice to opt out.

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

[LISTEN] Solly Msimanga: Expropriate land at market related prices

Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane Solly Msimanga shares his vision for Gauteng as the candidate for Premier in 2019.

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Technobyte: Would you go under the knife in order to take the perfect selfie?

Aki Anastasiou reviews the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and talks about the latest craze of cosmetic surgery for good selfies.

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.

[LISTEN] All you need to know about the State of Capture Inquiry

[LISTEN] All you need to know about the State of Capture Inquiry

Eusebius McKaiser engages the importance of the State Capture Commission of inquiry with a panel of experts.

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

[LISTEN] White callers debate privilege and response to apartheid

Two white callers, Matt and Stephanie, disagreed on how white people should respond to apartheid as Eusebius McKaiser facilitated.

Popular articles
Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

Stealthing: a form of rape, says Dr Tlaleng

'Stealthing' is the act of discreetly removing the condom without the knowledge or consent of the other party during sex.

Two young boys go the extra mile to get a sick dog to a vet with just R7

Two young boys go the extra mile to get a sick dog to a vet with just R7

Peter and Jerry gave up their last R7 to get a sick community dog (Lady) to an Animal Welfare shelter for medical attention.

Derelict buildings in Parow earmarked for social housing

Derelict buildings in Parow earmarked for social housing

The affordable rental units will be made available for families with a monthly household income of up to R15 000.

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

'Almost alcoholics' - the blurred lines between social drinking and alcoholism

Sobriety advocate Janet Gourand explains the differences between the social drinker and an almost alcoholic.