FromAfricatoChina is a platform for exploring stories on the engagement between African countries and China across multiple levels of analysis. The purpose of this platform is a combination of information-sharing and storytelling. Through its content, FromAfricaToChina intends to contribute to treating stories on Africa-China relations in a nuanced and analytical manner.


FromAfricatoChina was originally co-created by Sihle Nontshokweni, Nothando Khumalo, Thuthukile Mbanjwa and Wadeisor Rukato in 2015 during their first year spent in Beijing as Yenching Scholars. Many of the pieces on this platform reflect the early experiences of the four women during their time together in China. Sihle, Thuthu and Nothando left Beijing in 2016 and returned to South Africa. After spending an additional year in China, Wadeisor Rukato has also returned to South Africa.

Wadeisor continues to run FromAfricatoChina and is responsible for the platform.