TeamSA gears up for 10th BRICS Summit

Thursday, July 5, 2018

With plans underway for South Africa to host the 10th BRICS Summit, Cabinet says South Africa will use the Summit to shine the spotlight on opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 

“South Africa will use its chairship to ensure continuity for BRICS and bring specific focus to the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

The Minister made the remarks at a media briefing on Thursday on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 4 July.

In just 20 days, South Africa will play host to the 10th summit of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) bloc from 25 to 27 July at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng.

Under the theme ‘BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution’, BRICS members will reflect on the creation of an inclusive society and global partnerships.

“The theme also aligns and ensures strategic continuity with South Africa’s chairship of both the Southern African Development Community and the Indian Ocean Rim Association,” said the Minister.

This Friday, President Ramaphosa is scheduled to engage with Team South Africa on the readiness to host the 10th BRICS Summit. –