Dr. Bhaso Ndzendze — University of Johannesburg


I am a Senior Lecturer with most of my teaching focused on technology dynamics in international relations, international law,  political history, and Africa-China relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). As of 1 June 2021, I have been the Head of Department (HOD) at the Department of Politics and International Relations at UJ. My other affiliations include the African Centre for the Study of the United States (Wits) and the African Policy Research Institute (APRI) where I am a research fellow with a focus on digital policy.

As a researcher, I have published multiple books, book chapters, journal articles and opinion articles. The central theme of my research is Africa’s international relations, with a focus on the political economy of its trade. Currently, my work is focused on understanding the role of trade in (1) the relationships between African countries and the People’s Republic of China compared to Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) since the early 2000s (2) emerging technologies in international relations, and (3) the international political economy of interstate war in late 20th century East Africa. In all these areas I apply the lens of opportunity cost and utilise quantitative data from open and original datasets as well as interviews.

I’ve also done research on BRICS and stock market integration. Here’s a TV interview where I talk about that based on this article:

More details on my research are here, my list of publications is here, and details on my lectures are here.

Find me on Twitter @NdzendzeBhaso and Instagram @bhasondzendze