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2nd Annual China-South Africa General Knowledge Competition

Date: 2020-02-25 / Click:

CAPE TOWN - The 2nd Annual China-South Africa General Knowledge Competition was held at the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology on 16 October 2018. The event was hosted and organized by China Plus of China Media Group, Global Max Media Group, the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, and the Asian student association at the University of Cape Town. It featured five teams comprised of Chinese and South African youths; whom competed against each other for a grand prize of R1500 per winning team member.


The competition was aimed to create cultural exchange among the peopleof both nations so that they may have a better understanding of each others’ cultures and history. During the event, the teams were tested on their knowledge on topics such as economics, politics, history, sports, culture, and art.


Whilst China and South Africa is in their 20th year of established diplomatic relations, the political and economic cooperation is at an all time high. Earlier in the year, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa met during the BRICS Summit held in Johannesburg, and later again at the Forum on China Africa Cooperation held in Beijing. During these meetings, Xi and Ramaphosa reinforced the relations between the two nations, and created future opportunities for further cooperation.


However, despite the increasing trade cooperation, the people of China and South Africa have relatively little understanding of each others’ history and culture. Therefore, to implement Xi’s ideologies on cultural exchange, the General Knowledge Competition aims to increase the interaction among the people of the two nations on a social and personal level.