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Bodies that divide and bind: tracing the social roles of associations in Chinese communities in Pretoria, South Africa

22 May 2013
12:15 - 14:00

Date: 22 May 2013

Time: 12:15 – 14:00

Presenters: Dr Greg Houston, Ms Marie Wentzel, Dr Yu Ke and Ms Elme Vivier, Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD),  HSRC


The growing Chinese presence in Africa and South Africa is most often described in economic and political terms. Exploring the social aspects of Chinese migration and activities within receiving countries provides insight into the challenges and strategies of this largely heterogeneous group. Dr Greg Houston, Marie Wentzel, Dr Yu Ke and Elme Vivier report on findings from a pilot study examining the roles of Chinese associations in particular in mediating social interactions and sense of belonging among Chinese immigrants living in Pretoria.

Kindly RSVP by 18 May 2013

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below. 

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: