Dr Yazini April

DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)12 302 9769
EMAIL: yapril@hsrc.ac.za

Ms Yazini April Research Specialist at the HSRC's Africa Institute. Ms April holds Masters of Arts in International Relations from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, USA, and a Juris Doctorate of Law Degree from the John Marshall School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her research interests lie in industrialisation and infrastructural development in South Africa with a focus on collaboration with the Brazil, Russia. India, China, South Africa (BRICS) nations. Prior to coming to AISA, she worked as a Legal Researcher for the law offices of Edward Bauer and Jeff Sakas in Atlanta, Georgia. While at law school she was also President of the International Law Society, and the Coordinator of the International Affairs Committee in the Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Recent

China

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Will China's reforms impact FOCAC?

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China-Africa Joint Research Exchange Project 2015: preliminary report

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A comparative analysis of corruption in South Africa and China: evidence from the application of governance theory

Concerns about corruption in South Africa and China have intensified in recent years. Improved public administration, greater efficiency, transparency....