/ 24 March 2013

M&G Newsroom: What has SA done to deserve Brics?

M&g Newsroom: What Has Sa Done To Deserve Brics?

Join us on 2oceansvibe radio as we take a look at one of the big talking points this week: the fifth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China and South Africa) Summit that takes place in Durban this week and we look at the importance of the event for South Africa’s economic and diplomatic future.

What does Brazil, Russia, India and China offer South Africa? And what can South Africa offer these four titans of the developing world?

We explore what South Africa has done to deserve our seat at this global bloc of nations and what can we do to ensure we make full use of this opportunity.

Elsewhere, there have been renewed calls for the axing of Communications Minister Dina Pule over allegations that her boyfriend Phosane Mnqibisa runs her ministry from his offices in Sandton where he dishes out tenders and high-level positions in state institutions.

We look into what it will take for Pule to lose her job.

Other hot topics this week include top cop General Riah Phiyega’s evasive testimony about the Marikana massacre, and Julius Malema losing his Polokwane farm to pay off his R16-million tax bill.

We also tell you what’s potting in arts and culture news, including a tribute to deceased Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe and the latest in tech news, courtesy of our resident nerd Faranaaz Parker.

We’ll also be having loads of fun with our Weekly Choon, where we dedicate a song to take a snipe at a deserving public figure of the week.

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