CAIPHUS KGOSANA | Since our admission to Brics in 2010, we’ve been stuck in the slow lane

Despite putting on a jolly good show hosting the Brics summit, SA remains the bloc’s weakest member

24 August 2023 - 21:06

On the day India was losing the argument against expanding Brics in Sandton, its 26kg moon rover called Pragyaan (a Sanskrit word for wisdom) was landing on the moon. When he arrived for the 15th Brics Summit, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi must have known landing a rover on the moon was going to be easier than convincing his counterparts to keep Brics a private party. The four other members — South Africa, Brazil, Russia and China — were determined to make the circle bigger, and they did that successfully...

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