To get a feel for the melting pot that is Johannesburg and the ever-vibrant Soweto, journalists from China, Africa and South Africa took a tour of the city and its huge neighbour ahead of the FOCAC summit. It will culminate in a meeting between the South African and Chinese heads of state.
There was plenty of opportunity on the continent, and particularly in South Africa, according to foreign journalists covering the African Union 25th summit. But countries could not ignore the challenges facing them.
Three young South Africans share their experiences of this year's One Young World Annual Summit, held in Dublin, Ireland from 15 to 18 October, where valuable young talent from across the globe debated and shared solutions for the pressing issues facing the world.