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WATCH: BRICS ready to move South Africa forward

22 July, 2018

The BRICS Business Council hosted a Welcome Gala Dinner at the Durban ICC on Sunday evening. 

Present at the event were the BRICS Business Council representatives from the different countries as well as the Chairman of BRICS Business Council Dr Iqbal Survé. 


BRICS countries view Turkey as strategic partner

21 July, 2018

Members of the BRICS countries view Turkey as a strategic partner and a regional leader, South African Ambassador to Ankara Pule I. Malefane said in an interview with Daily Sabah on Friday.

Source: Ahval

BRICS Business Council to address trade bottlenecks, says Davies

21 July, 2018

This weekend's business meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) is an important strategic element to address trade bottlenecks among the five countries and also to identify projects for investments, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Saturday

Source: African News Agency (ANA)

#BRICS: health ministers in campaign to fight disease

21 July, 2018

Five key issues were the point of discussion yesterday at the Health Ministers BRICS meeting at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban.

Source: The Independent on Saturday

The role of BRICS in building global economic equality

21 July, 2018

Presidents and prime ministers from the member nations of BRICS — an association of major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will meet from July 25 to 27 in Johannesburg for the group’s 10th summit. Other key nations have also been invited to attend as guests, including Turkey in its capacity as chair of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Source: Arab News

Brics bank to boost SA loans by as much as R8 billion

20 July, 2018


The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as R8bn ($600m) more in South Africa this year in an effort to level the playing field among its five member states.

Source: Bloomberg

BRICS news portal soon

19 July, 2018

A decision to establish a BRICS Media Academy and a BRICS news portal were among those taken at the 2018 BRICS Media Forum at Cape Town in South Africa on Thursday. The Forum, a high-level dialogue among media organisations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, was held over two days under the theme — ‘Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order’.

Source: The Hindu

What's showing at the #BRICS film festival

19 July, 2018

Durban - The BRICS summit presents the BRICS Film Festival at the Durban Playhouse from July 22-27. Each BRICS Country presents five films and has a day dedicated to cinema from that country. Hosted by Department of Arts and Culture, entry to films is free and all are welcome.

Sunday July 22 - Opening night


Madiba day celebration is special to South Africans and the World, Brics Media Forum told

19 July, 2018

Independent Media executive chairman Dr Iqbal Surve on Wednesday told delegates to the Brics Media Forum In Cape Town that July 18 was a special day for South Africans and the world as it celebrated the centenary birthday for the former statesman Nelson Mandela.

Source: African News Agency (ANA)

SA gears up for BRICS Summit

19 July, 2018

In the run up to the three-day BRICS Summit, which kicks off next Wednesday, South Africa has laid its cards on the table and set its targets.

During a roundtable discussion held at the Invest SA One Stop Shop in Johannesburg on Thursday, South Africa expressed its desired outcomes from chairing the 10th BRICS Summit.