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Outcomes from the WCF

Outcomes from the WCF

One of the major outcomes of the annual World Communication Forum in Davos, Switzerland was an agreement from the BRICS countries, of which South Africa is a member, to set up a Communicators Forum. South Africa's concept of ubuntu was also applauded.
BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business

BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business

The New Development Bank (NDB), operated by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has formally opened for business. According to the National Treasury, the country's role in the bank will strengthen its position as a financial centre for the continent.

Boon for South Africa as BRICS evolves into global institution

With interaction between BRICS countries increasing and trade rising, the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa is transforming from a loose economic category into a global governance institution - with significant benefits for South Africa.

BRICS: Transforming the global political and economic architecture

Since its inception, the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa has made great strides in challenging the traditional global political and economic paradigm.

Brics launches development bank

Brics launches development bank

It has been several years in the planning, but Brics' New Development Bank has opened its doors. It is headquartered in Shanghai and will focus on lending for infrastructure projects in developing nations. It has initial capital of $50-billion, provided by Brics members.
Brics turns its attention to space

Brics turns its attention to space

The South African Brics Think Tank has spoken out about unhealthy competition in space exploration. It is important to work co-operatively says the group, which points out that with MeerKAT and the Square Kilometre Array South Africa is "one of the primary stargazers".
South African universities among best in Africa

South African universities among best in Africa, Brics

It is known that South African universities are among the best in Africa. But they are also holding their own when it comes to institutions in the other Brics member nations. The country has four institutes in the top 50, led by the University of Cape Town and Wits University.

Maponya: We must collectively say no to xenophobia

Brand South Africa's chairperson, Chichi Maponya, remembers how our African neighbours helped us during apartheid and says it is time for South Africa to play her part for the continent.

BRICS on track to set up development bank

BRICS on track to set up development bank

BRICS countries met on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, where they agreed to set up an interim board of directors to lead the next phase of establishing the National Development Bank.
Brics countries should embrace innovation: Minister Radebe

Brics countries should embrace innovation: Minister Radebe

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has told delegates at the 3rd Annual innovaBRICS & Beyond Conference in London that they should embrace innovation in order to meet targeted economic growth.

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