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  • SA ready to take over BRICS Business Council chairmanship Cape Town –  Africa is set for a decade of “unbelievable growth and prosperity”. This is according to Dr Iqbal Survé, chairman of the SA chapter of the BRICS Business Council, who will take up the annual rotating chairmanship of the overall BRICS Business Council (BBC) at the mid-term meeting which takes place in Shanghai, China, next …
  • Public Lecture on BRICS in Africa: Collaboration, Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution 19 April 2018 – Public lecture on BRICS at the University of Limpopo The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has partnered with the University of Limpopo for a public lecture on South Africa’s hosting of the 10th BRICS Summit. Taking place under the theme: “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration, Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th …
  • SARS to host BRICS Heads of Customs Authorities PRETORIA, 11 April 2018 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will host the Customs Cooperation Meeting, which is a representation of the heads of customs authorities from BRICS member countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with a view to enhance relations and further improve co-operation and promote development among BRICS member countries.  The …
  • Reconfiguring the World System: The Sunday Independent: Envisioning inclusive development through a socially responsive economy
  • BRICS preparing proposals to remove administrative barriers for summit in South Africa 27 March 2018 Russia expects proposals aimed at removing excessively complex administrative barriers within BRCIS to be prepared by the Business Council by the next summit in South Africa scheduled for July 2018, President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergey Katyrin, who heads the Russian delegation, said at a meeting of the BRCIS …
  • New economic world order is emerging – and BRICS will be at the centre of it 26 March 2018 The rise and rise of the Brics bloc is a definite indication of the new emerging world order, one that is both political and economic in nature and is a reflection of the global power shift and realities of the twenty-first century.The Brics countries have a lot going for them. Together they encompass …
  • BRICS to prioritise Digital Economy – Survé Date: 4 April, 2018 JOHANNESBURG – BRICS countries – led by South Africa – are going to prioritise the digital economy in the development of cheaper, quicker and faster digital and mobile technology. BRICS compromises five major emerging national economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The incoming chairman of the BRICS Business Council, Dr. Iqbal …
  • Pres. Ramaphosa reinforces BRICS relations with China, Russia Johannesburg – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, underscored the importance of the country’s relations with members of the Brics group of countries in engagements with the governments of China and Russia, the Presidency said. Brics is the association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The Presidency said that …
  • BRICS summit opportunity for SA South Africa’s Brics sherpa Dr Anil Sooklal says the upcoming Brics Summit will be a critical platform for SA to amplify its voice on the global stage. Watch now There is no question that Brics is a critical platform for South Africa as it amplifies our voice on the global stage – that is according to …
  • Team South Africa syncing its act to host BRICS 10th summit   PRETORIA – Different South African sectors are synchronising their act on Monday, as Pretoria prepares to host the highly anticipated 10th summit of the Brics bloc — which groups Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — to be held in July. “One of the things we did last year is that we found that think-tank …