facebook1 twitter1 rss1
  • BRICS Materials 2015

    Leaders from the BRICS countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa - will meet on 8-9 July 2015 in the Russian city of Ufa. Many key developments are expected to arise from the Summit, which takes place as Russia’s relationship with the United States and its European allies worsens, while its ties to BRICS appear to have become closer.

    +Read More
  • Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?

    After a late flurry of additions to the founding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), attention now turns to setting the China-led AIIB’s rules and regulations. But important questions remain – most important, whether the AIIB is a potential rival or a welcome complement to existing multilateral financial institutions like the World Bank.

    +Read More
  • South Africa Beyond the BRICS

    South Africa’s role in global economic governance is mainly articulated through its membership of the G-20 and the BRICS grouping. The G-20 has emerged as the premier forum on global economic governance, while the BRICS countries have positioned themselves as a force for positive change in global economic affairs.

    +Read More
  • Turkey and the G20 Presidency: Implications for Africa

    On 31 March 2015, the South African Institute of International Affairs hosted a G-20 Study Group on 'Turkey and the G-20 Presidency: Implications for Africa.'

    +Read More
  • South Africa’s Place in an Economic Global Order

    In December, my colleagues from SAIIA and the University of Pretoria brought together South African colleagues and international experts for a conference on “Alliances Beyond BRICS: South Africa’s Role in Global Economic Governance”.
    +Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

GEGAfrica Discussions

  • Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development
    Involving the private sector in financing infrastructure for development The International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-15 July 2015 brought together world leaders to assess progress on the implementation of the 2002 Monterrey Consensus and the 2008 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development. The goal of the Monterrey Consensus, endorsed at Doha, was ‘to eradicate poverty, achieve sustained economic growth and promote sustainable development as the World advances to a fully inclusive and equitable…
  • Financing for development: Resources
    Written by
    Financing for development: Resources Last week, at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, the 193 UN Member States agreed on a series of measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of development challenges.
  • South Africa needs a concrete BRICS strategy
    South Africa needs a concrete BRICS strategy Heads of state of the BRICS countries will gather in Ufa, Russia, this week for the grouping’s seventh summit, which comes at a particularly challenging time for Russian diplomacy. Precipitated by the conflict in Ukraine, Russia is barred from Group of Seven/Group of Eight processes and increasingly estranged from the West.
  • BRICS Materials 2015
    Written by
    BRICS Materials 2015 Leaders from the BRICS countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa - will meet on 8-9 July 2015 in the Russian city of Ufa. Many key developments are expected to arise from the Summit, which takes place as Russia’s relationship with the United States and its European allies worsens, while its ties to BRICS appear to have become closer.
  • The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit
    The BRICS Academic Forum: A preview of issues for the 2015 BRICS Summit Some five weeks ago I attended the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow as part of the South African delegation. The discussions held there provide interesting insights into the future direction of the BRICS group.
  • Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics?
    Development Finance with Chinese Characteristics? After a late flurry of additions to the founding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), attention now turns to setting the China-led AIIB’s rules and regulations. But important questions remain – most important, whether the AIIB is a potential rival or a welcome complement to existing multilateral financial institutions like the World Bank.
  • South Africa Beyond the BRICS
    Written by
    South Africa Beyond the BRICS South Africa’s role in global economic governance is mainly articulated through its membership of the G-20 and the BRICS grouping. The G-20 has emerged as the premier forum on global economic governance, while the BRICS countries have positioned themselves as a force for positive change in global economic affairs.
  • BRICS Insights Papers: BRICS and Development Finance Institutions
    Written by
    BRICS Insights Papers: BRICS and Development Finance Institutions A new set of papers has just been released, looking at BRICS and Development Finance Institutions.
  • Nene faces toughest test yet
    Written by
    Nene faces toughest test yet South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is facing his biggest baptism of fire yet when he delivers his maiden National Budget speech on Wednesday, as the country desperately needs him to plug the gap between national spending and revenue. South Africa’s debt trend is not sustainable.

You can now choose to receive email updates any time new material is uploaded to this website.

Simply click SUBSCRIBE and enter your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

SUBSCRIBE