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Bafana Bafana defender Thabo Nthete says he cannot wait to take on five-time world champions Brazil in the "Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom" friendly international at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 5 March.
Bafana Bafana will face a star-studded line-up when they take on Brazil in a friendly international in Johannesburg on 5 March. The match against South Africa will be Brazil's third-last outing before they kick off the World Cup against Croatia on 12 June.
The BRICS countries should not be counted out as dynamic forces in the global economy, panelists argued at the WEF's annual meeting in Davos on Thursday, predicting that these economies would rebound over the next few years.
The leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of influential emerging economies have agreed to create a US$100-billion pool of currency reserves to serve as a buffer against financial shocks.
Africa has to get to the stage where it is self-sufficient and can use its own resources to fund its own development needs, while being able to trade with the world on equal terms, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 in Cape Town.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have signed a multilateral agreement on climate cooperation and the green economy, which will facilitate the exchange of technical and financial support to address the impact of climate change on developing countries.
Trade ministers from the five BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - pledged increased support for the African continent during the BRICS Business Forum in Durban on Tuesday.
The planned BRICS development bank will be crucial to fuel development, trade and investment among BRICS and other developing countries, Business Unity South Africa president Jabu Mabuza told the BRICS Business Forum in Durban on Tuesday.
Food security will be high on the agenda at the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban next week, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said during a roadshow on the summit in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Monday.
The world will be watching closely to see whether the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa can conclude negotiations for setting up a BRICS development bank when they meet in Durban in less than two weeks' time.