Sanral gets R7 billion from Brics bank to improve toll roads

2019-09-16 11:21

The statement by the New Development Bank said R7bn was approved by the NDB’s board of directors for National Toll Roads Strengthening and Improvement Programme in South Africa.

IDC chair Busi Mabuza named new Brics Business Council head

2019-03-05 14:54

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies announced on Tuesday that the chair of the Industrial Development Corporation would head up the new Brics Business Council.

The real value of the Brics summit

2018-08-05 09:15

Leaders and analysts who still look at the world through a Cold War lens fail to appreciate the possibilities presented by belonging to such a powerful group, writes Khulu Mbatha.

Brics nuclear clarification a major plus - analyst

2018-07-27 20:03

One of the most positive outcomes from the 10th annual Brics Summit has been the clarification provided on the nuclear issue by President Cyril Ramaphosa to his counterpart Vladimir Putin, according to a senior lecturer.

India's Modi arrives in Uganda in trip focusing on trade

2018-07-25 10:13

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Uganda, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the BRICS emerging economies.

Brics Summit no 'talkshop'

2018-07-22 06:05

The 10th Brics Summit, to be held in Johannesburg this week, will not be a mere talkshop, according to South Africa’s Brics ambassador, Anil Sooklal.

Ramaphosa appoints Mabuza as Russia envoy

2018-05-14 13:44

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Deputy President David Mabuza as his special envoy to Russia.

BRICS countries express concern over several terror groups

2017-09-05 07:55

Five major emerging economies meeting in China have agreed to strengthen cooperation against terrorist groups

Brics countries meet to map path to increase their roles

2017-09-04 09:30

Brics has opened a summit to map out their future course after host Chinese President Xi Jinping called on countries to stand up together against a growing tide of protectionism across the world.

China, India rivalry looms over Brics summit

2017-08-30 14:37

China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful co-operation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.


Mboweni wants to build on 'interconnectedness' of Southern Africa

2019-04-01 11:42

Finance Minister Tito Mbownei emphasised the importance of fostering ties between Southern African countries during a short welcoming address at the New Development Bank's annual meeting in Cape Town.

Global political ructions in the spotlight at BRICS gathering

2018-12-04 19:10

The politics of protectionism, backward governments and narrow nationalism have bene rejected in favour of multilateralism and openness at the BRICS political parties plus dialogue in Pretoria.

China, Brics push to shift world order amid trade threats

2018-07-28 10:15

After a three-day summit in Johannesburg, the Brics nations say they want a fairer, more representative global order in diplomacy and trade.

PICS: In Uganda, Modi says Africa is a top priority for India

2018-07-25 17:56

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to "intensify and deepen" the Asian country's engagement with Africa, saying his government will do more to support African governments.

South Africa at nexus of multilateral discussions

2018-07-22 06:05

This year South Africa is at the nexus of a number of important global discussions and in its best position yet to champion the case for Africa, as well as its own domestic growth agenda.

Energy Minister talks up renewables, proposes closer BRICS cooperation

2018-06-28 22:30

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe says that BRICS countries should more closely cooperate on renewable energy projects, energy storage, electric vehicles and the extraction of natural gas.

SA appoints head of regional BRICS bank

2018-04-10 10:08

National Treasury has appointed Monale Ratsoma as the head of the first regional office of the BRICS New Development Bank.

China may be the real target of North Korea's pressure

2017-09-04 16:59

North Korea's escalating nuclear provocations are putting putative ally China in an increasing bind, and may be part of a strategy to twist Beijing's arm into orchestrating direct talks between Pyongyang and Washington, analysts say.

Brics dreams fade as trade spats and border tensions cloud meeting

2017-09-03 06:00

Trade ministers of the Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will meet in Shanghai from today until Tuesday under the shadow of trade spats and increasing border tensions between the group’s Asian members.

India says military stand-off with China ends

2017-08-28 20:27

India says it has agreed with China to end a months-long military stand-off at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops were disengaging.

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