China is not trying to re-colonise Africa insists Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the relationship between China and Africa is premised on the fundamental right of the African people to determine their own future.

READ:South Africa is ready for business and China gives land reform a thumbs up

Ramaphosa has defended the Chinese government’s multi-billion-rand investments in Africa and says the country is not trying to re-colonise countries on the continent.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Professor in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria Siphamandla Zondi says the President's stance makes sense.

Because colonialism means an institutionalised form of inequality that is deliberate and conscious.

Professor Siphamandla Zondi, Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria

And the institutionalised form of racism that is institutionalised and conscious translating to unequal economic and political relations.

Professor Siphamandla Zondi, Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria

We haven't seen anywhere and I don't think we are going to see it anywhere in the world, anytime soon.

Professor Siphamandla Zondi, Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria

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