The South African Ambassador gave a lecture for the Series of Lectures of SADC

November 6, 2015

TUFS provides the series of lectures of Southern African Development Community (SADC) every fall quarter. Speakers from 12 embassies among SADC are invited to give a lecture in English on their history and future prospects, economy, culture, and relationship with Japan. It is the 4th time this year.

The series of lectures 2015 started on Wednesday, October 14th, and the fourth lecturer on November 4th was Her Excellency Ms. Mohau PHEKO, from the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan. She gave us an issue open to discussion, that is peace and nuclear weapons, mentioning that Japan is the one and only country which has been A-bombed, and Republic of South Africa is the one and only state which has autonomously disassembled its arsenal.

This series of lectures is held as a required subject for first-year undergraduates majoring in Africa.To promote exchange between Japan and Southern African Countries, the lectures are also open to TUFS students and faculty members without registration.
Date and Time: 10:10 – 11:40 a.m. on Wednesdays (see the schedule below for the exact dates)
Venue: Room 207 at the Research and Lecture Building in the Fuchu Campus
Contact for inquiries: Associate Prof. Sakai, at
sakai_makiko[at] (Please replace [at] with @).

Visit to President Tateishi

Her Excellency Ms. Mohau PHEKO


Schedule for the Series of Lectures 2015

Week1 Oct. 7 Introduction
Week2 Oct. 14 Republic of Zimbabwe
Week3 Oct. 21 Republic of Zambia
Week4 Oct. 28 United Republic of Tanzania
Week5 Nov. 4 Republic of South Africa
Week6 Nov. 11 Republic of Namibia
Week7 Nov. 25 Republic of Mozambique
Week8 Dec. 2 Republic of Malawi
Week9 Dec. 9 Republic of Madagascar
Week10 Dec. 16 Kingdom of Lesotho
Week11 Jan. 6 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Week12 Jan. 13 Republic of Botswana
Week13 Jan. 20 Republic of Angola