Dr David Monyae

Dr David Monyae

Dr David Monyae

Guest country - South Africa

Dr. David Monyae is the Co-Director at the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI). He is an International Relations and Foreign Policy Expert who holds a PhD in International Relations. Prior to this, he was the Section Manager: International Relations Policy Analysis for the Parliament of South Africa, where he provided Strategic management; Parliamentary Foreign Policy Formulation, Monitoring and Analysis. As Policy Analyst, at the Development Bank Southern Africa (DBSA), Dr.Monyae undertook major research on Regional Economic Communities (RECS) in Africa, with special focus on infrastructure for investment opportunities for DBSA. He designed and introduced DBSA’s Policy Briefs and Working Papers, and represented the Bank in major infrastructure projects in Africa. In addition, he was part of the South African academic delegations to India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) in 2010 and Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa summits to Beijing 2011, New Delhi for BRICS summit 2012 and Durban 2013. Dr. Monyae lectured South Africa’s foreign policy and Africa’s International Relations in the Department of International at the University of the Witwatersrand for nine years. He has published widely and is also a respected political analyst featuring in both national and international media outlets.

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