Thembinkosi Gcoyi

Thembinkosi Gcoyi is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Frontline Africa Consulting. He previously served as the Economic Counselor in the Embassy of South Africa to the People’s Republic of China. In this role, Gcoyi worked as an interface for the South African government on bilateral relations, as well as for the private sector from both countries. Through this role, he gained invaluable experience on the intricacies, opportunities, and constraints inherent in the relationship. His role also involved working with both SADC and the African Group of Ambassadors in Beijing. In the latter role, he had a large focus on advising on Africa-China relations and how Africa can better participate in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Last Updated: October 2, 2015

Are the Good Times Over for China and Africa?

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
One of the prevailing media narratives of China’s recent economic turmoil is the effect that it could have on emerging markets, particularly in Africa. Now that the Chinese economy is showing real signs of slowing, the story goes, Beijing will soon...