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Experts from the BRICS group of countries have given their backing to the creation of a BRICS development bank, as well as an alternative to Western rating agencies for educational institutions, says the executive director of Russia's National Committee for BRICS studies, Georgy Toloraya.
The latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report and its implications for the country came under the spotlight recently at an experts' panel discussion hosted by Brand South Africa in Johannesburg.
One of Europe's largest development finance institutions, the German Investment Corporation, has acquired a 10% shareholding in South African agriculture supply chain company Farmsecure Holdings.
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has urged potential students to contact the department's call centre to verify the existence of private educational institutions before enrolling.