'Is BRICS being strengthened? What benefits will accrue to Africa? And how is the bloc planning to influence global economic governance reform?'
It is not only technology migrants who add value to an economy. Workers with all different skill sets are necessary.
Commentators have observed that South Africa’s leadership in Africa has been on a downward trend in recent years.
Since the commodity-cycle slumped at the start of the 2010s, some started debating the inclusion of South Africa in BRICS.
The president is making sure he keeps ever closer to his loyal intelligence minister.
Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to
The BRICs should set their local industries the challenge of coming up with the drugs and diagnostics that their citizens need. While the original vision for the BRIC countries in 2001 is on its way to becoming a reality, there is still so much potential to tap. The issue of AMR is one area amongst many, where these nations can lead the world. We hope they take this opportunity.
The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.
The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have decided to set up their own development bank to rival the World Bank. This initiative is not happening in a vacuum.