Bhaso Ndzendze — Researcher in International Political Economy

Publications by Bhaso Ndzendze

Below is a list of some articles, papers, books, book chapters and reports published by Bhaso Ndzendze



  • Implications of the US-Led War on Terror on China-Africa Relations’, UJCI Africa-China Occasional Papers Series, 5 October 2017.
  • Strains in Sino-Indian Relations: The BRICS Achilles’ Heel?’, 20 November 2017.
  • Federalism with South African Characteristics? Traditional Authorities and Customary Law in a Democratic, Constitutional State’, The Thinker Vol. 76, Q2: 2018, April.
  • ‘The Slipping Ally? US-Turkey Relations Under Obama, 2009-2016’, (forthcoming).
  • ‘Post-Reform Chinese and South African Entrepreneurships in Comparative Perspective, 1978-2018: Congruence Analyses’, Singapore Journal of Development and Entrepreneurship (forthcoming).
  • ‘The Year Internationalist Idealism met Domestic Realpolitik?: Assessing the Historical Nexus between the UDHR, Indian, Israeli and South African Politics in 1948’, Journal of International Ethics (forthcoming).
  • ‘A proxy for intra-alliance economic confidence: Private sector BRIC shareholding in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies, 2010-2018’, Foreign Affairs and Policy Institute of South Africa.
  • ‘A Bargain Like No Other: Modelling Mutual Gain in China’s Involvement in Africa, 1949-2017’, Africa-East Asia Journal.
  • ‘China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Linkages with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 in Historical Perspective’, Shanghai Journal of International Studies (forthcoming).

Book Reviews

  • The Eagle and the Springbok by Adekeye Adebajo (Jacana, 2018: Johannesburg) in International Affairs.
  • Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg (Pluto/Wits University Press, 2017: Johannesburg) in The Thinker.
  • From the Outside In by Chris Landsberg and Lesley Masters (Jacana, 2018: Johannesburg) in The Thinker.
  • China and India’s Development Cooperation in Africa: The Rise of Southern Powers by Philani Mthembu (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018: London) in International Affairs.

Book Chapters

  • with Dr. David Monyae ‘Strains in Sino-Indian Relations: Wither the BRICS?’in The BRICS Order (forthcoming).
  • ‘Modernisation Theory and the Global Economic Determinants of the Chinese Political System’, in The BRICS Order (forthcoming).
  • ‘Chapter 8: Missed Opportunities: African Regional Integration in South Africa’s Foreign Policy, 2009-2017’, in South African Foreign Policy Review (HSRC Press, 2018).
  • ‘Reformulation of global order’, in BRICS Politricks: New Subimperial Power Plays.


  • The Symbolic Napoleon (2015: The National Library of South Africa).
  • Africa: The Continent we Construct (2015: Verity Publishers).
  • Beginner’s Dictionary of Contemporary International Relations (2017: University of the Witwatersrand, Department of International Relations; and The National Library of South Africa).
  • A Continent for the Taking?: African Realpolitik, Opportunity Cost, and the One China Problem (2020; forthcoming).