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Boardless Prasa inks R57bn deal
Boardless Prasa inks R57bn deal
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) last week entered into a whopping R57‑billion deal with a Chinese bank and did so without...
Hope for citizen voice, despite ‘narrowed’ civic space
Hope for citizen voice, despite ‘narrowed’ civic space
President Jacob Zuma heads to China this week to meet with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China at the the 9th Brics Summit.
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
As he launches the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday, nearly 18 months behind schedule, President...
Why South African shouldn’t turn to the IMF for help
Why South African shouldn’t turn to the IMF for help
The view that South Africa should look towards the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be rescued from the unfolding economic meltdown seems to be...
ANC wants Brics ratings agency as policy
ANC wants Brics ratings agency as policy
The ANC’s international relations subcommittee plans to push for the establishment of a Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)...
Brics meet at key point in battle against global inequality
Brics meet at key point in battle against global inequality
Foreign ministers of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met on Monday in Beijing in advance of the group’s 9th annual...
It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy
It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy
On Thursday, 8 June, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a new report titled Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy...
Brics ratings agency in the works
Brics ratings agency in the works
The Black Business Council wants to fast-track the establishment of a Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) ratings agency, to reduce...
The odds are stacked against the Brics
The odds are stacked against the Brics
The weeks following an underwhelming Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) mid-September summit in Goa and the United States presidential election in November have unveiled ever-widening contradictions across the bloc....
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
There is a nexus in the Indian Ocean, which, if not contrived, is very strong, and there is a wealth of unexploited opportunities in Africa. This...
Brics bank backs renewable energy
Brics bank backs renewable energy
The New Development Bank (NDB) issued its first loans this week. Included in the first tranche was $180-million for Eskom that will be used to...
Zuma must stay - ANC leagues in Gauteng
Zuma must stay - ANC leagues in Gauteng
The African National Congress (ANC) league structures in Gauteng have distanced themselves from the provincial leadership’s decision to shun...

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