Luyolo Sijake is a South African student at Peking University, presently pursuing his Master's degree in Economics and Management.
His connection with China began when he started learning Mandarin Chinese through a Confucius Institute in South Africa. He now speaks fluent Mandarin.
Luyolo is one of the seven speakers who shared their experiences at “China Plus Youth Talks 2018: My China-South Africa Story.” The speech event was organized by China Plus, an English media brand of China Media Group, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Africa as well as the 2018 BRICS Summit held in South Africa.
In his speech, Luyolo tells an intriguing story of the China-South Africa friendship spread over generations - his generation and his father's.