With the mushrooming of Chinese retail nodes in Johannesburg competition has increased, causing a silent tension. How will these malls adapt their models in the current climate?
Caro Malherbe, visit their website a migrant.” href=”http://chinesejoburg.com/?page_id=268″>More than a merchant, more than a migrant:
What do we really know about small Chinese businesses in Johannesburg? We might think of red lanterns, black-bean pastries, herbal teas, doll-like chiffon dresses and a fat, golden cat with a metronome paw.
We delve a little deeper and speak to Chinese business owners about their struggles to fit in – and their struggles to get out.
Leigh-Ann Carey, Cultural ties: real and fictional:
Chinese expatriates in Johannesburg are using the media as a means to stay connected to their culture as well as to foster new cultural practices. Stories told through movies influence how people live and express their Chinese connection in Johannesburg.
Dineo Bendile, Made in China: the professional expat:
A new type of Chinese immigrant is moving to South Africa – the skilled, educated professionals who are unafraid of exploring new territory. Nomads with iPads, they make new lives for themselves wherever they are. Who are they and why have they become China’s new commodity?