I warned that the EFF's total disregard for the rules would cause serious problems in years to come, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Quarterly unemployment data released by Stats SA highlights the bleak job prospects for young South Africans, with the jobless rate rising to 33.6%.
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.
The declaration was signed by the heads of state of the five Brics members nations in Sandton.
President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the benefits of a multilateral trading system and cooperation between Brics member states when he welcomed attendees to the Brics Business Forum in Sandton.
The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as R8bn more in South Africa this year in an effort to level the playing field among its five member states.
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.
The BRICS Institute was launched this week in in Sandton, with the aim of combining academic research and practical business cooperation.
After a three-day summit in Johannesburg, the Brics nations say they want a fairer, more representative global order in diplomacy and trade.
Brics countries meeting in Johannesburg have urged World Trade Organisation members to honour their commitments to a multilateral trading system.
The president argued that 'quantum leaps in technology and innovation' could create new global fautlines if not confronted by Brics member countries as a bloc.
After rallying Tuesday on news that China had committed to investing $14.7bn in SA, the rand continued to trade stronger on Wednesday.
The visit comes as the Chinese Foreign Ministry says leaders of the Brics nations will work to oppose 'unilateralism and protectionism' in international trade.
Information exchange aimed at curbing illicit financial flows and tax evasion dominated the BRICS Tax and Customs meeting.
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