Ufrieda Ho is an independent Johannesburg-based journalist. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Anthropology (with distinction) from Wits University and a National Diploma in Journalism from Pretoria Technikon, where she was awarded the prize for best achievement in English in her second year of study.

Ho is the recipient of the inaugural Anthony Sampson Foundation Award, a journalism award set up in 2007 in memory of the celebrated Drum editor Anthony Sampson.

Ho is author of the non-fiction personal narrative Paper Sons and Daughters: Growing up Chinese in South Africa (2011).

Last Updated: January 24, 2017

How Taiwan Became a Divisive Political Issue in South Africa

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), now sees the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s close ties to China as a vulnerability that the DA aims to exploit. Evidence of this new strategy came in December when the DA...