It’s unclear what practical purpose the drafters of South Africa’s foreign policy document envisaged it serving, and who its intended audience is.
This was the first time Russia, China and the west have come face to face since the invasion of Ukraine. It did not go well.
Hosted by Russia, the summit gave the BRICS group a chance to harmonise their approach before the G20 meeting in Riyadh.
South Africa would benefit greatly from the rich beneficiation experience of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
BRICS member countries can help global efforts to manage invasive species.
Three urgent issues at the interplay of foreign and domestic affairs will be of strategic long-term importance to South Africa and Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has committed South Africa to prioritising human rights and democracy. But, there’s little evidence of this.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil’s Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
Despite a relatively slow start, South Africa can speed up its implementation of the SDGs.
Only a couple of months until the elections, the frontrunner is behind bars and the economic agenda of the next government is anyone’s guess.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
The BRICS bloc can’t be written off. At the same time it shouldn’t be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.
South Africa must position itself to play a decisive role in shaping a new world order as the theUS retreats from global leadership.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
Film could benefit China’s soft power. It highlights the country’s deep pockets and potential for wider audience appeal.
Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
South Africa, following its peaceful transition, occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. Not anymore.