The South African community in Shanghai is fairly lowkey, but tightknit. While there aren’t too many venues or restaurants dedicated specifically to South African culture or cuisine (we hardly knew ye, Cape Grape), there are plenty of South Africans who are active in the community – just ask Perpetua Mbali.
She runs the platform AfroAsian, along with Ladies Who Tech co-founder Jill Tang. Together their aim is to promote and celebrate African and Asian culture, lifestyle, travel, fashion and more. Through bi-monthly events and meet-ups, participants get the opportunity to learn more about both of these cultures. Add WeChat ID ‘Afro_Asian’ for more info.