Document Type : Workshop on Graphs, Topology and Topological Groups, Cape Town, South Africa
Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni \R. Caccioppoli", Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via Cintia, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo, I-80126 , Naples, Italy
Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X1, 7701, Rondebosch Cape Town, South Africa
Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Ambasciata d'Italia in Pretoria, 796, George Avenue, 0083 Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa
We describe the Italy-South Africa Research Program 2018--2020, focusing on the mobility scheme ``Algebraic Graph Theory and Complex Networks'' which supported a series of scientific initiatives between the University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa) and the University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy) during the years 2018--2021. We sketch the relevant steps of the collaboration, focusing on the creation of a network of researchers between Italy and South Africa in the fields of Graph Theory and Combinatorics. In this context it becomes more relevant the role of the ``Workshop on Graphs, Topology and Topological Groups 2021'' and of the corresponding proceedings.