Date: 
Tuesday, 12 February, 2013
Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Hosting organisation: 
South Africa, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation with SAFPI
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South Africa in the BRICS Forum, 12 February 2013, Cape Town

The South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation in conjunction with SAFPI hosted a public dialogue on "South Africa in the BRICS Forum" in Cape Town on 12 February 2013. This dialogue formed part of the Committee's oversight to establish how South Africa's involvement in BRICS would benefit our economy and that of Africa (in line with the African Agenda), while promoting good and meaningful international relations between Africa and the BRICS countries.

The presentation by Deputy Minister E Ebrahim covers the rational behind South Africa's BRICS membership; the role of South Africa in BRICS. as well as the upcoming BRICS Summit to be held in Durban 26 to 27 March 2013.

A summary of the presentations and discussion was compiled by the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. It has been republished as SAFPI Policy Brief 23.

Photographs: 
Four key speakers: Sanusha Naidu; Deputy Minister E Ebrahim; Mr HT Magama, Chair of the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation; Dr Siphamandla Zondi, Institute for Global Dialogue
Deputy Minister E Ebrahim begins his presentation
Deputy Minister E Ebrahim talks to expected outcomes of the BRICS Summit
Deputy Minister E Ebrahim listens intently to Dr Siphamandla Zondi
Mrs Joan Fubbs, Chair of the South African Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry poses a question to the panel. On her left is Dr Wilmot James of the Democratic Alliance.
The Official BRICS Summit logo
Staff and representatives of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Parliament and the Open Society Foundation (South Africa)

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