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BRICS Summit: A Blessing in Disguise

... the political processes taking place in the country. The general outline of the summit was quite standard. The key issues were inclusive and sustainable development, “the fourth industrial revolution,” and Africa’s special role in the context of South Africa’s claim to leadership on the continent. On the other hand, each party received some working mechanisms and initiatives that they surely found interesting. We are talking here about peacekeeping in Africa and around the world; a research ...


Space Platform for BRICS Cooperation

... cooperative or independent path — anyway, it is able to contribute internationally while pursuing an explicit political goal of “the great revival of the Chinese nation”. SANSA Hartebeesthoek station South Africa The period of 1963-1993 laid the basis for initiating the state’s own space program. [ 12 ] Since 1980 the South African Government has worked on the space launcher and eventually managed to build test range infrastructure which let conduct ...


BRICS: Will the Future be Brighter?

... heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was held on the initiative of Russia in 2009 in Yekaterinburg. The format was considered successful, and summit meetings became annual. In 2011, the most economically developed state of Africa, South Africa, became an official member of the association at the summit in Sanya (PRC) with the aim of strengthening South-South cooperation, thus giving a finalized look to the informal dialogue of the five developing countries under the name «BRICS»....


Where Is BRICS Headed? On the Results of the Goa Summit

... new power that strives to establish contacts with the West. The West, in its turn, is also flirting with India. After the change of government Brazil seems to have taken “the right path,” but it remains economically troubled. As regards South Africa, given its domestic problems, it should not be considered as a full-fledged actor in the global geopolitics. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui Delving into differences in the political strategies of BRICS countries, the association’s opponents ...


BRICS New Development Bank: From Private to Public

... 6486 2423 2438 961,28 3,298 – Fresh water consumption (billion m 3 , 2013) 66,2 16,54 748 8,56 554,1 – Internet access (number of subscriptions per 100 people, 2013) 16,62 9,94 10,08 6,9 13,63 – India Priority Partners (average) 4 South Africa Priority Partners (average) 5 Number of air transport registered carrier departures (2014) 681063 20771 185963 9556,7 Electricity consumption (kW per capita, 2010 – 2014) 684 54 4606 252,3 Fresh water consumption (billion m 3 , 2013) ...


Africa – BRICS common ground

... BRICS Countries BRICS has become widely known across the world. The abbreviation signifies a group of leading regional states seeking to work together to put an end to the monopoly of the West in institutions of global governance. The addition of South Africa has made the bloc even more representative of the union of non-Western powers. However, the role of Africa for BRICS – and the role of BRICS for Africa – is undervalued. Africa as a Focus of Attention for BRICS The value of Africa ...


Positive Discrimination in the South African Economy

To BBBEE or not to BBBEE After Nelson Mandela, the most prominent opponent of apartheid in South Africa, passed away last year, the world has again turned its attention to Pretoria's programs aimed at protecting the rights of the previously oppressed segment of the country's population. In reality, the lofty ideals of racial equality and justice ...


BRICS: A New Actor in Global Security

... their peoples” and “…share the principle that the use of force should be avoided”. During the March 17, 2011 vote on Resolution 1973, which opened the way for NATO to bomb Libya, Brazil, India, Russia and China abstained, while South Africa supported it. The three initial summits centered on coordinating economic policies, whereas the fourth meeting, on March 28-29, 2012 in Delhi, was devoted to the theme "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity" ...


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