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Seminar: South Africa, BRICS and the G20

Event Info

  • Date: Monday, 06 August 2012
  • Location: Irene Lodge, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

UPDATE: See the presentations, report and video interviews from the seminar here.

Following South Africa’s accession to the BRICS club in 2011, there has been sustained interest in what this actually means for South Africa’s participation in global economic governance, especially the G20, and its African agenda.

At this seminar working papers will be presented focusing on: South Africa’s interests in the BRICS grouping in relation to its G20 strategy; the interests of the BRICs members in the G20 and in South Africa as an ‘alliance partner’ in that forum; and whether South Africa can utilize the BRICS ‘power potential’ to further its own strategic interests within the G20. A sub-them to be explored is the importance of South Africa’s regional/ continental role to its BRICs partners in relation to the substantive input South Africa can make to reforming global economic governance.

Organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs and the International Development Law Unit in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Kindly supported by the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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